Leave The Sleeves :: OTK boots + sleeveless turtleneck

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Give your arms some breathing room and leave your sleeves at home this fall - your new and improved wardrobe will thank you later! 
As I've mentioned before, here, sleeveless turtlenecks have made a splash this fall season. While some may view the sleeveless turtleneck as impractical (even counterintuitive), I think of it as quite the opposite. A sweater without sleeves is free, unrestricted, and therefore has unlimited wearing potential. This versatile piece can be layered under anything (think blazers and cardigans) and can even be worn over a long sleeved tee for a different take on the trend. 
Out of all the sweaters I've picked up this fall, this one is at the top of my list. It's marled emerald color is unique, and it's a shade that I don't have too much of in my closet. But I also love how it's chunky while still giving the wearer shape. These side slits are flattering and the long hemline in the back provides coverage, which makes pairing this top with leggings a no-brainer! 
I was channeling a slight rocker vibe when I styled this outfit. My goal was to take the classic fall look of a sweater, jeans, and boots, and give it a bit of an edge. I chose gray denim and over-the-knee boots in black leather, which breathes some attitude into a staple combination, definitely making a statement.  
When choosing a necklace for this look, I knew I had to choose something that could compete with an oversized, chunky collar. This bold piece is perfect because it makes a statement of its own and doesn't get lost.
To play up the rocker attitude I was feeling, I added an oversized pair of shades because, well, that's what we celebrities do ;)
When it comes to nail polish I've always been partial to cool colors. But this shade by butter LONDON was way too perfect for autumn to pass up. It literally matches the leaves! 
I unintentionally matched my eyeshadow to my earrings. I was playing with a gray/silver theme and it snuck into my look in almost every possible way. On my lips I went with a simple, shimmery gloss by Benefit.
Photos by Dan Harper 
[sleeveless turtleneck: Banana Republic // jeans: Gap (old but similar here) // boots: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // necklace: RJ Graziano (I also like this one) // earrings: fine jewelry (similar here) // watch: Daniel Wellington // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // silver spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // peace sign bangle: Alex & Ani // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // nail polish: butter LONDON]

How beautiful is Boston College's campus? These photos were taken late last month when my family and I took a weekend trip to Boston. My younger sister (pictured above) is currently a senior in high school and it's that magical time of year when seniors across the country have college applications, visits, and decisions on the brain. Although it can be a stressful process, I've always really enjoyed visiting colleges and I especially liked tagging along when we took my sister to a few. Boston was in full fall mode and it was a beautiful sight to see. 
SHOP :: 


  1. Woww!! Amazing look dear!! Love your sleeveless turtleneck!! You looks gorgeous! Lovely!! :)
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  2. This outfit is so cute and the photo were the leaves are floating so cute! I love everything about this outfit from the jewelry to the sleeveless turtleneck.

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  3. Green color suits you so well, Kat! I love the sweater you are wearing - it has such an interesting design and I would certainly like to see a similar piece in my wardrobe!
    + how cool are yur boots? I love the golden details!
    Looking as great as usual! Would not expect anything less from you! :)


  4. I'm all about sleeveless turtlenecks for fall! Love the color on you!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  5. I"m loving this sleeveless turtleneck, and the necklace is too cute!


  6. Amazing,you look awesome
    great sweater

  7. You look stunning in this sleeveless sweater.


  8. Lovely look! Love your bracelets!!!


  9. You look amazing in this sweater. This color is perfect on you!


  10. Hi beautiful.
    Great lookbook. You look amazing.
    I wish you have a lovely weekend.



  11. I Love this outfit of yours and how you kept it all simple with minimum accessories. You look lovely

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

  12. LOve it, i would totally wear this look!!!! Love your eyes <3


  13. Great outfit! Love the color of your turtleneck! You look amazing!


  14. I love that sweater and your boots too!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  15. Yes sleeveless sweaters are a trend, crazy but they are. You guys looks so cute, ha last month it was so warm here today you could wear a sleeveless sweater!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  16. Gorgeous! That emerald sweater really brings out the green in your eyes :)


  17. Wow! Such a great look, I love it!
    xx, Milena