The Season Kickoff // fur + stripes + sock booties

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas
It is THAT time of year again! I'm kicking off the holiday season with a little extra glam in the form of (faux) fur, velvet textures, rich hues, and a dash of sparkly bling. Can you tell I've missed holiday fashion?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a fur stole
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper in fall makeup
Holiday dressing rule #1: don't be afraid to go all out. The simple fact that it's November/December gives you total freedom to layer on the glitter, metallic, and frills. Here, I couldn't resist wearing festive statement earrings along with bold fur, leopard print, and even look-at-me velvet booties
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Ann Taylor striped pencil skirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Thanksgiving outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall work outfit ideas
Holiday dressing rule #2: don't take your party look too seriously! I know it's cliche, but it's so true. This season is all about having fun and wearing pieces that you wouldn't normally go for - like sequined dresses and silver blouses. So if you love it? Wear it! Trust me, nothing is TOO shiny...
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing blue velvet sock booties
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a striped pencil skirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's party outfit ideas
[bodysuit: American Apparel (similar one here) // skirt: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // booties: Ann Taylor // fur stole: Ann Taylor (similar one here) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // sunglasses: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // lip color: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in "Natural Berry"]

From now until New Year's Day, all of my posts will be holiday-focused. I'll be sporting festive looks that are easy to copy for your upcoming office holiday party, family gift exchange, Friendsgiving, and everything in between - wahoo!

// SHOP //

The Bold Stripe // topper + track pants

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's track pant outfit ideas
An outfit that's comfy, colorful, AND cool? Sign me up! This look was inspired by this season's track-pant obsession, as well as the beauty in making bold choices. With stripes galore, look-at-me hues, and elegantly loud accessories, it was fun finding the magic in this unexpected combo.
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper's fall makeup ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear stripes
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's track pant street style
As much as we thought it wouldn't come - and as much as I personally protested - colder weather has arrived! And while bundling up doesn't give me any sort of thrill, the right layers can look uber chic and glamorous - if properly styled and accessorized! This striped topper is so fun to wear, and pairing it with equally bold, bright pieces only makes it even more special. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear color
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
Track pants. You saw them EVERYWHERE in the 80s and 90s, and now they're back! The difference? Today's fashionista is styling them with an added sophistication. Not only are they comfortable and effortless, but they make quite a statement when dressed up (exhibit A). 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Ann Taylor striped coat
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear track pants
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[topper: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // t-shirt: Ann Taylor // pants: Ann Taylor // sneakers: Tretorn via Anthropologie // purse: Trina Turk (I also like this one) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // necklace: Chan Luu // watch: Ted Baker (similar style here) // lip color: Urban Decay's Vice Liquid Lipstick in "Crimson"]

A polished look like this hits my fashion sweet spot. Wearing this ensemble while touring D.C. during a recent family trip, left me feeling energized and confident. This is definitely one of my favorite looks of the year!

// SHOP //


Blaze On // sock booties + oversized blazer

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
Excitedly combining a few of my favorite trends from this season, I whipped up this casual chic look that works just as well on Saturday night as it does on Monday morning. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear an oversized blazer
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit inspiration
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing crop flare jeans from Jcrew
Cropped jeans have been everywhere this year. Not only do these flattering pants hit at your ankle, they're also a super straight cut with a slight flare, making them perfect for pairing with THE hottest shoe of 2017 - the sock bootie!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear sock booties
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper's fall makeup look ideas
I love this pair of blue velvet booties because they look gorgeous next to blue jeans. If I could describe them in one word, I'd pick "regal." 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing velvet blue sock booties
I loooove graphic tees. And I love them even more when worn with a great jacket. Here, I paired my "muse" tee by Zadig & Voltaire, with an emerald-green boyfriend blazer. Notice how it hits below my hips and has pre-scrunched sleeves? Those are two of my favorite qualities in a blazer. And this stunning jewel-tone hue doesn't hurt either!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a graphic tee
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfits
 Photos by Sarah Harper
[top: Zadig & Voltaire (similar one here) // blazer: Zara (super similar style here) // jeans: J.Crew // booties: Ann Taylor // purse: Burberry (I also like this one) // necklace: Tiffany & Co. (vintage) // lip color: Urban Decay's Vice Liquid Lipstick in "Comeback"]

Oversized blazers, jewel tones, sock booties, cropped jeans, graphic tees, and metallic bags - gang's all here! But these are just the fall trends that I can't get enough of - what about YOU? What items are you obsessing over this season?

// SHOP //


Triple Threat // denim jacket, top, & jeans

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
I'm not going to lie - rocking an all-denim look (or Canadian tuxedo, if you will) is a bold move. I've also found it's a bit controversial! What I mean is, people have VERY different opinions about head-to-toe denim, with some thinking it should be completely avoided. I have to admit, this was the first outfit I've ever posted on my blog that I was actually nervous about wearing. But you know what? I think I pulled it off. Here's why...
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a jean outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper shows how to wear all denim
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing street style
You don't have to be gutsy to pull off wearing multiple denim pieces at once. I've found that it really comes down to your accessories and how you construct the outfit as a whole. Pay attention to shades of denim - each piece should either match to a tee, or be vastly different. While I'll admit that I didn't quite master that technique, my fashion-forward accessories help to distract from the oversight. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing sparkle boots by Marc Jacobs
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper shows how to wear a chambray top
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper shows how to wear a jean jacket
I didn't just whip out my sparkly booties, bright yellow clutch, statement sunglasses, and look-at-me lip for nothing. These bold accessories help modernize the jean-on-jean effect while giving my ensemble authority and street style cred. A fun belt, chic hat, or unique necklace would have a similar impact. The key? Make your outfit MORE than just denim-on-denim-on-denim.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an all denim outfit
Collecting buttons for my vintage-wash jean jacket is something I've been having fun with lately. The added embellishments help break up all this denim - same with the stripe down my boyfriend jeans
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper of Kat's Fashion Fix
 Photos by Sarah Harper

So! What do you think? I want to hear YOUR thoughts on all-denim looks. Love, loathe? Yay, nay? Let me know if this is a trend better left to the Canadians ;)

// SHOP // 


Black Magic // LBD + metallic booties + beret

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off fall street style in NYC
There's something so chic and ladylike about a little black dress. Make it a little black SHIRTDRESS, and you've got an effortless look that requires almost zero styling! Here, I'm wearing a classic shirtdress with a twist, making my electric accessories really pop. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off beret outfit ideas
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off how to wear a beret
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off French street style the Paris way
I love how this dress is a bit longer in the back with long vertical pleats - this gives the entire piece major movement and ensures it stands out from your run-of-the-mill LBD. A romantic red lip and matching bag elevate the look even more. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off fall outfit ideas
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a red petal purse by Michael Kors
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off NYC fall outfits
Silver booties may seem daring, but they're actually surprisingly versatile. I love wearing mine with jeans and a black top, but they also look quite striking when worn with a dress. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing silver metallic booties from Zara
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off how to wear silver metallic boots
[dress: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // booties: Zara (similar style here) // beret: Anthropologie // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // watch: Fossil // lip color: Makeup For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip Pen (similar shade here, in "401, Red"]

Looks like my bare legs are getting their last taste of freedom before this fall weather kicks in full force! 

Thanks so much for reading, everyone. 

// SHOP //