X's & O's // graphic sweater + OTK boots

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In an effort to style a simple, everyday fall/spring outfit, I brought together a few major trends: pops of color, high-waisted jeans, graphic statements, & thigh-high boots. The result? An enviable street look that's chock full of style. And even better, it's a cinch to recreate. 
It's my humble opinion that you can never own too much outerwear (or shoes for that matter...) Think about it - when it's THIS cold outside, your coat basically is your outfit. So you might as well make it count, right? This cherry red topcoat is a favorite of mine as it's bright and cheerful and really pops against an urban sea of black. 
A graphic sweater definitely knows how to make a statement. While I'm not a huge fan of having words on my clothes (this phrase being an exception,) a simple "XO" is pretty darn irresistible. It transforms a simple black sweater into something more much fun and Insta-worthy! And this piece's side slits are simply fabulous. 
Rocking a side-slit sweater or any kind of crop top calls for throwing on your fav pair of high-waisted jeans. These figure-hugging beauties are flattering and elongating, which makes them my go-to high-rise denim. Plus, they're skinny enough to perfectly fit inside these skin-tight boots! 
...Speaking of boots! Suede over-the-knee boots have been a fan favorite these past two seasons, and THIS girl is definitely in love. Whether worn with bare legs, leggings, or skinny jeans, they're undoubtedly flattering and sexy. I recently added a black pair to my collection as well, but I like how gray is a bit unexpected - it seems fresher for spring! 
In need of a dose of print, I added my favorite Rebecca Minkoff bag into the mix. The style is edgy and eye-popping, which perfectly compliments a relatively neutral outfit. 
Oh hello sunglasses! While round sunnies aren't everyone's cup of tea (they weren't mine until recently,) I find this pair from The Row super fun and statement-making. The mint green only makes them THAT much more interesting and exciting to style. And maybe I look like a bug in them, but at least I look like a STYLISH bug. 
 Photos by Antonio Owens 
[coat: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // sweater: Banana Republic (I also like this one) // jeans: Gap // boots: Wendy Williams via QVC (similar pair here) // purse: Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this one) // sunglasses: The Row // earrings: Ella Moss (I also like this pair) // leather cuff: Michael Dawkins // watch: Marc Jacobs // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // amethyst bangle: David Yurman]

 If it looks like these photos were NOT taken in February, that's because they weren't - you caught me! Maybe the full-on greenery in the background gave it away? Or the fact that my fingers aren't bright red with frostbite! While I never had time to post these pics back when they were taken in early November, I found them totally appropriate for the end of winter. 

Ok, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself with the whole "end of winter" thing, but hey, a girl can dream, right? Regardless - boots, jeans, a sweater, and a fabulous coat is definitely a combo I can get behind, not matter WHAT stage of winter we're in. 
 // SHOP //


  1. Nice look and pair of boots !


  2. Can I have your boots? Pretty please? :) Those are such amazing pair of boots & I've been searching for similar ones for the longest time now!
    And how cool is your red coat! Red for sure is a colour that suits you perfectly! :)