Spotted Comfort // Leopard Vest + Velvet Pants

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 winter outfit idea
Winter is no longer taking it easy on us. For a while there I thought, “Hey, this whole winter thing isn’t as bad as I remember. I can totally do this!” Welp, she’s back with vengeance, people; and I. Am. Cold. The worst part? This isn’t even the worst part! ...As I type this, it’s actually 33 degrees and sunny outside (which, as sad as it is, is actually decent). In preparation for temps 20 degrees and under, I’m layering, hibernating, and taking advantage of fluffy, cozy textures — starting with fur (specifically leopard, because you know me).
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's headband outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 fashion trends
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Rebecca Minkoff lavender purse
Vests may not specifically be “in” at this CURRENT moment, but I don’t think I could ever part with some of my favorites — including this fabulous leopard number. In fact, I’m sitting here right now wearing this tuxedo vest that I equally love. Vests are an amazing winter choice because they warm you up without overheating you, and they’re so fun to play with — oh the styling and layering opportunities! They can easily fit underneath my heavy down coat, and they instantly add dimension and polish to any outfit. Consider me a fan for life 👌
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a leopard vest from Jcrew
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leopard outfit idea for winter
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear leopard
Starting with a basic black palette, I decidedly made accessories the focal point of this look. Black is clean, sophisticated, and versatile (did I mention slimming?), and these bold, cheery extras are fun, colorful, and refreshing. There’s nothing like a pop of lavender, canary yellow, or crisp white (or hello, all THREE) to brighten up your wintery ensembles.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leopard vest outfit idea
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter outfit for work
[vest: J.Crew (I also like this one) // top: Ann Taylor // pants: J.Crew // boots: Ann Taylor // headband: Anthropologie // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: J.Crew (super similar pair here) // necklace: Uncommon James // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Khlo$" (similar here in "Get It!")]

Keeping warm is pretty much the name of the game at this point, but, ahem, staying stylish is also a must :) For a more elevated look, rather than reaching for your fave hoodie or puffer vest, a fur vest or teddy jacket effortlessly provides that extra oomph your outfit may need. I’m also relying on supersoft textures more than ever, as the pants I’m wearing above are velvet and my sweater feels like a comfy light blanket. Let’s get through this god-forsaken season together, shall we?

// SHOP //