Leopard Lady // animal print dress + biker booties

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leopard outfit ideas
Animal print is having a major moment. Whether you rock it head-to-toe or subtly incorporate it through accessories, this is one trend you don't want to miss out on. In fact, leopard print specifically, has surpassed trend status and is officially a bonafide classic. So what are you waiting for?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a leopard dress in fall 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a leopard dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black buckle booties from Guess
For a rebellious twist, I teamed this leopard number with tough moto boots. I love the hardware on these bad boys and how they instantly add edge to any outfit. And while cowboy and hiking booties are trending hard this season, you can’t go wrong with a forever staple like this. ...Plus, they COULD pass for modern cowboy boots, right?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfits in 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing the fall leopard trend in 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a purple Rebecca Minkoff purse
I try to incorporate at least some color into every outfit, and here, it took the form of this lavender crossbody. Sweet and dreamy, this purse is the perfect addition to such a trend-focused ensemble.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 fall fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
[dress: Ann Taylor // vest: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // boots: Guess (I also like this pair) // purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar one here) // necklace: Free People (I also like this one) // headband: Anthropologie // eyeshadow: Urban Decay "Naked on the Run" palette (no longer sold, but similar palette here) // lip color: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in "Dusty Rose"]

I've finally brought out my booties and layers! Although it's predominately still been 80 degrees here in NYC, I haven't been able to resist incorporating at least SOME fall trends into my wardrobe. Introducing boots and light top layers into my current rotation has satisfied that cooler-weather itch, and I've had fun trying styling them despite summer temps. Hopefully it cools off soon!

// SHOP //


Bold Moves // denim jacket + printed midi skirt

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's jean jacket outfit ideas
Take fall by storm in poppy prints, look-at-me accents, and wow-worthy colors. After all, sometimes "too much" is just enough. So go ahead, pile on the color, wear white after Labor Day, and add one more pin — or five! Yep, I'm making bold moves.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a jean jacket for fall 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a denim jacket with pins
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing white heel slides
Consider white your new nude. A modern, fresh neutral hue that goes with anything and everything, white will brighten up all of your looks in a refined, classic way. Labor Day, who?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas for 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's denim jacket outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's decorated denim jacket with pins
I've been working on this denim jacket for a year now, adding pins and buttons from places I've visited and events I've attended. Take a look at what this jean dream looked like just 11 months ago. The personalization has made this jacket a really special piece and one I always have fun wearing. Start building your own collection here
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's red Furla purse
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
 Photos by Antonio Owens
[skirt: Classiques Entier at Nordstrom (old, but I also like this one) // tee: J.Crew (I also like this one) // jacket: Gap (similar here) // heels: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // purse: Furla // earrings: J.Crew // choker: Uncommon James // sunburst necklace: Jennifer Zeuner // gold bangle: Alex & Ani // lip color: Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in "Drunk Dial"

Whether it's trying out a color you don't normally wear, introducing some animal print (or any print) into your wardrobe, or transforming an otherwise simple piece into something your own, dress confidently this season. Be adventurous, be yourself, be bold.

// SHOP //


Expect The Unexpected // button-down dress + jeans

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a trench dress with jeans
Fall brings new styling opportunities and, for me, a newfound sense of adventure when it comes to my clothing. Here, I decided to take a bit of a risk and pair my button-down trench dress with super skinny jeans, resulting in a look that's a little daring with a whole lot of style. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a trench dress from Banana Republic
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper fall pics
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall fashion 2018
Invest in a button-down dress now and squeeze extra use out of it all through fall by transforming it into a tunic. Just unbutton the last few buttons and wear skinny pants underneath for a modern, so-cool vibe. I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Carrie Bradshaw Lied, do this, and couldn't resist trying out the look for myself! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall dress outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall fashion ideas for 2018
To add interest to this look, I finished it off with statement accessories like leopard heels, cat eye sunglasses, and extra large earrings. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate fun prints and trendy separates, and this neutral outfit served as a blank canvas for me. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper at New York Fashion Week 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear pants with a dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
[dress: Banana Republic (I also like this one) // jeans: Gap (similar pair here) // heels: Ann Taylor // clutch: Hobo (I also like this one) // sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // earrings: & Other Stories // necklace: fine jewelry (gift) // tortoise shell bangle: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // lip color: Marc Jacobs Beauty lipstick in "Miss Scarlet"]

Although cooler temps (and less humidity) can't come quicker in NYC, I'm trying to soak up these last days of warm weather because I know I'll be missing it soon enough. This ensemble serves as the perfect compromise during the summer-fall transition, and its drama is perfect for one last rooftop cocktail hour!

 // SHOP //