Metallic Lavender // Cropped Puffer Coat + Ankle Pants

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a white turtleneck outfit.
Introducing a combo so unexpected it might just work! As I wrote about in my last post, my 2020 style goal is to color outside the lines. I wouldn't normally think to pair my super-springy lavender pants with a silver snow puffer, but once I accepted the challenge and styled it out, I was pleasantly surprised by the look's dreamy yet sporty vibe. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a metallic cropped puffer coat.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a lavender and metallic winter outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black and white Veja sneakers.
Pastels are sweet, charming, and playful. Meanwhile, metallics are sharp, modern, and sleek. Together, they create a refreshing aesthetic that, here, I polished off with casual sneakers and a laid-back beanie. Perfect for weekending, restaurant-going, or office-slaying, this ensemble is energizing and unique — aka just the kind of outfit your January rotation needs.    
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a lavender pants outfit.
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a pink eyeshadow and lip gloss makeup look.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a winter outfit idea.
At this point, Veja sneakers are in no way original; they're as commonplace as Adidas All Stars (NOT hating — I have All Stars myself ;)). Even so, I can't get enough of my Vejas! They've become an instant classic for a reason, and, better yet, they're made using raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture that the founders say avoids chemicals and polluting processes (yay!). I personally love this pair and wear them ALL the dang time no matter my outfit, no matter the season.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Levi's silver puffer coat.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a silver puffer coat outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a white turtleneck.
[coat: Levi's (I also like this one) // turtleneck: J.Crew // pants: J.Crew (similar pair here) // sneakers: Veja via Amour Vert // hat: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // lip color: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip in "Lotus Root"]

Playing with color is one of my favorite ways to experiment with fashion. While I have grown to wear black on a regular basis, I still adore a great pop — or two — of color. I'm all for brights, neons, pastels, metallics, etc., and sometimes it's these seemingly random combos that end up creating the most eye-catching looks. 

A few fun color pairings to test out for yourself: 
-Red + Pink
-Orange + Royal Blue
-Baby Blue + Navy
-Purple + Gold
-Mint + Silver
-Pastel Yellow + Lilac 
-Rust + Primary Yellow
-Periwinkle + Burgundy 
-Teal + Mustard  
-Hot Pink + Green

// SHOP //


Bold Beginnings // Sheer Top + Oversized Blazer

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a sheer top outfit.
 I couldn’t help but start 2020 off with a stylish & bold BANG. I’ve already decided that this year - no, this DECADE - I’m going to take more fashion risks. I want to step out of my comfort zone and explore my personal style from all angles. I’m excited to share my journey with you, and to start, I styled a statement look that’s part sexy, part sophisticated, and 100% daring. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a sheer top with a bralette.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a date night outfit with pants.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Bella Belle sheer heels.
Sheer is here and it’s staying. But while see-through pieces can most definitely feel intimidating — I actually surprised myself when I bought this top — they truly don’t have to be. 

There’s so many ways to rock mesh and sheer items. Here, I layered my top over a stylish bralette and under an oversized blazer. In addition, I paired it with high-waisted pants, which provide added coverage. You can also layer sheer pieces with a full blown tank, cami, or even a tee or a dress. So ultimately, it’s up to you - you can go as sheer or as opaque as you want! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2020 street style.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2020 party outfit idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a red leather belt bag from Barney's.
Even my Bella Belle heels have a touch of sheerness, which I thought was perfect for this look. Meanwhile, striking red accents, statement stud earrings, and a velvet scrunchie up the drama and the attitude, making for a scene-stealing look worthy of a night out on the town. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a 2020 holiday party outfit with pants.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing the biggest fashion trends of 2020.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an oversized blazer outfit.
[top: H&M (I also like this one) // bralette: Urban Outfitters // trousers: H&M (similar pair here) // blazer: H&M (similar one here) // pumps: Bella Belle // belt bag: Barney's (I also like this one) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // scrunchie: Wunderkin Co. // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics liquid matte lipstick in "Kristen"]

When I dress my best, I feel my best, and in this new year, I’m ready to channel as much feel-good energy as I can. From stepping out of my comfort zone to discovering a new trend, I’m challenging myself — and YOU — to kick it up a notch and get creative for 2020!  

// SHOP //


2019 // The Best Of

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Below are some of my favorite looks from last year! Categorized by season, these are the outfits I loved the most in 2019. Hopefully there's some inspo here for your 2020 :) Enjoy!

WINTER

SPRING

SUMMER

AUTUMN

HOLIDAY

Happy New Year, everyone!