My ultimate weekend look is comfortable, chic (duh), and versatile - something that can be worn at various times of day for long periods of time. That criteria led me to style THIS fabulous look! Yes it's casual, but that doesn't mean it's one dimensional. In fact, this outfit is a favorite of mine because it's informal yet packs a major style punch.
Ah, this crop top. Let's just take a moment to think fondly of the most versatile, easy-to-wear pieces in our closets. For me, this piece is exactly that. So much so actually that I even own it in two other colors. This piece is amazing and literally goes with EVERYTHING! I knew it was the perfect top to help me pull off an offbeat, super trendy look.
I've showcased these jeans on my blog before but there's nothing like teaming them with a game-changing crop top. I mean, just look at those shiny buttons - they're BEGGING to be seen!
This olive green utility jacket is the ultimate spring cover up. I even love throwing it on over sundresses for a kicked-back, cool vibe. Here, it ties my look together and acts as the focal point of my outfit. Better yet, it has amazing pockets that - gasp - actually can hold stuff!
I'm totally turning into a sneakers girl! These Nike kicks are unbelievably comfortable, which automatically made me start questioning why I've never rocked these ultra-sporty shoes before. Heck, I'm going to start wearing these babies with everything - no other shoe will ever compare comfort wise. Plus, in chic black & white they truly blend well with just about any outfit.
Black pearls are the ultimate edgy alternative to classic white. I love how these also pick up the shades of green in my coat and reflect that hue - it makes them look almost magical!
For an understated yet impactful look, I opt for layering chains. This technique adds interest without dominating the rest of your look.
I blended rose gold, black, and silver jewelry pieces here for a unique spin on arm-candy piling.
Inspired by Kylie Jenner's lip kits, I decided to give nude, matte lip gloss a spin. And honestly, I love it! I found this particular shade super flattering and totally easy to apply and maintain. While I normally opt for bright, bold lips, I'm definitely on a nude kick now - thanks Kylie ;)
Speaking of Kylie Jenner, she did more than just inspire my choice of lipstick. She was also my muse for this entire outfit. And while you won't see Kyles rocking this exact look probably ever, I took her love of high-waisted anything, neutral colors, crop tops, and athleisure to create a look that worked for ME. And that, my friends, is the beauty of fashion. Don't you just love feeling inspired?!
Photos by Ryan Kathleen Greene
[crop top: Ann Taylor // jeans: STS Blue via Nordstrom // jacket: Loft (I also like this one) // sneakers: Nike // silver chains: fine jewelry (similar look here) // black pearl studs: fine jewelry (cheaper option here) // watch: Fossil // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // leather cuff: Michael Dawkins // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // eyeshadow: Innerstellar palette by Kat Von D // lipstick: Sephora matte lipgloss in Fig Luster]
I had so much fun wearing this look a few weekends back as I ran some errands, enjoyed time at the park with my roommates, and attended a Broadway show. Yes, I wore sneakers to Broadway - they still let me in the door, it was fine! But that only goes to show just how far a "casual" look can take you if you pull it off with poise and polish.