Channeling Blair Waldorf a la Gossip Girl, I took to the steps of the MET in a stylish power pairing that demanded attention. What do you get when you team a modest LBD with a standout coat and sexy suede boots? This season's spin on classic sophistication and modern femininity...and a whole lot of compliments of course!
The perfect little black dress fits like a dream and provides endless styling opportunities. I love this one because it is SUCH a chameleon. I can wear it in the summer with strappy sandals, pair it with a leather jacket and sneaks for an edgy vibe, or go full on glam with heels and sparkly jewelry. Here I'm letting it be the base of my look - the mock turtleneck makes it special without taking attention away from my coat and boots.
When winter rolls around, you can never have too many coats! And while classic black is a must, owning a coverup in a softer hue provides a much-needed escape from a never-ending sea of dark neutrals. I recommend blush because it compliments every skin tone and is super versatile. A coat like this always leaves a lasting impression!
Over-the-knee (OTK) suede boots are everywhere right now. And let's be real, the tighter the better. There's no better trick for creating the illusion of long legs while simultaneously commanding the attention of a room. If you don't already own a pair, what are you waiting for?
Every outfit needs a pop of sunshine (especially during the dreary days of winter). This bright purse is what I like to call my personal burst of happiness! Its bold, cheerful color is attention-grabbing and oh-so fun; it literally brightens up any ensemble.
My outfit would not be complete without this chic, feminine pair of sunglasses. I throw these babies on when I want to feel like a star!
No necklace means extra big earrings. This angelic pair by Kendra Scott is soft and pretty yet makes a major statement. I especially love how they pick up on the light pink tones throughout my look.
Bold lips would have been overkill while nude lips wouldn't have done this outfit justice. A light pink pout was my happy medium and it truly gave my look a polished romantic finish. I'm a huge sucker for delicate pink lipstick - it will almost never do you wrong.
Give your favorite LBD personality with fierce accessories that make you standout in the best way possible. Take your cue from this season's hottest shoes, hues, and sweet silhouettes. Being the most stylish woman in the room has NEVER been easier.
Oh, and did I mention my crossbody can magically transform into a clutch too? How practical!
Photos by Antonio Owens
[dress: Topshop (old, similar here) // coat: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // boots: Wendy Williams via HSN (similar pair here) // purse: Trina Turk (similar here) // sunglasses: Ann Taylor (I also like this style) // earrings: Kendra Scott (I also like this pair) // lipstick: Urban Decay in "Obsessed" (similar shade here) // blush: Nars in "Orgasm"]
This outfit gives me superhuman confidence - if you couldn't already tell from these pics. The formula (dress, boots, coat) is foolproof yet impressive, which makes it an easy go-to when you need to dress to impress. I wore this ensemble to a Sunday brunch date with my beau/photographer/BFF and people - not to brag - literally stopped to take my picture. Now THAT'S the kind of traffic-stopping attention I'm talking about!
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