We all need a little leather this fall. It's the perfect trend to keep things sexy. I'm not kidding when I tell you I have tried on DOZENS this fall--but nothing struck me as perfect (meaning nothing made me want to whip out my AMEX). When I slipped this pair on it was game over. They are sublime. Let's talk about them.
I wear a lot of boots in the fall and a lot of pants. It's so cold in NYC that I only bust out skirts and dresses on rare occasions. Leather makes sense for me. Investing in this pair of Paige Paloma Leggings ($299) at Bergdorf Goodman was a big fall purchase. But ladies, I was smitten. The back side is stretchy. The leather on the front is supple and the waist band hides a lot of sins. They don't sit too low or too high. In other words? Perfection.
But do note: you can't show the waistband. You have to cover up the top of the pants. Which is great since leather can be tricky to pull off.
I think the key is not to go overboard. With a tight top or sequins these leggings are over-the-top, but with a flowy blouse and a tuxedo jacket it feels subtly sexy. Think more Kate Beckinsale and less Kim Kardashian.
I layered a top from Jennifer Lopez fro Kohl's with an old, old Ralph Lauren tuxedo jacket. I added the Stella & Dot Kahlo Bib Necklace ($228) and shoes and bag from H&M. I would say this outfit really sums up how I'm dressing these days. A little edge and a little big of classics. TIP: Don't be afraid to see your style evolve!
I hope youll share what youve been wearing on Monday Mingle. Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. If you link up youve taken the first step towards winning. This week I'm hosting and I'm giving away this fabulous clutch from H&M--just like the one featured in this fashion shoot!
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