Minimal Effort // hoodie + denim jacket

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's denim jacket and leather pants outfit
On days when “effortless yet polished” is my #OutfitAesthetic, a good layer is key. Whether you throw a blazer on over a tee or pair a denim jacket with a hoodie, layers help keep your look dynamic and interesting without much effort. Plus, in Winter, those added layers are key to keeping warm. That’s what I call a win-win, and I am so here for it!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's personalized Levi's denim jacket
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 winter outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's customized Levi's denim jacket
This Levi’s Trucker jacket has quickly become a prized possession in my closet. Not only is it flattering and classic — with a twist — but I had it personalized, making it completely one-of-a-kind. When the new Levi’s flagship opened in Times Square late last year, I was invited to the grand opening. While there, I got to experience the store’s customization shop for myself, which I kind of fell in love with. I ended up getting a local artist’s photo of NYC taken from a bird’s eye view, screen printed on the back of my jacket, along with a Leo patch on the left arm. I also added a sparkle emoji pin to each collar. Since I already own a denim jacket (that’s pretty dope if I do say so myself), I wanted this one to bring something different to the table. So to make it ideal for layering, I got a men’s size small, which means even a thick sweatshirt like the one I’m wearing here, still fits underneath.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Karl Lagerfeld leopard booties
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leopard boots outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter layers outfit
The epitome of casual, a hoodie can hold its own on the style spectrum when teamed with smart, eye-catching pieces. Here, I’m wearing a classic logo sweatshirt with (faux) leather leggings, leopard booties, and a trendy purse in a fresh hue. I got these leopard boots for Christmas, and I’ve been styling them like crazy with virtually everything. They work especially well here to really elevate my entire look. I love when just one pair of shoes can completely change your fashion game for the better.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute sweatshirt outfit idea
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Levi's street style
[Denim jacket (men's size, but I got a small): Levi's with custom personalization // sweatshirt: Levi's // leggings: Ann Taylor (similar pair here) // boots: Karl Lagerfeld // purse: Anthropologie (similar one here) // earrings: & Other Stories (I also like this pair) // watch: Fossil (I also like this one) // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics "Kristen" Lip Kit (similar shade by Kat Von D in "Berlin")]

I’m with you; sometimes getting dressed in the winter can feel like a chore. It’s cold out, it’s dreary, and your outfit will just be covered up by your coat anyway. That’s why this is my no-fuss, minimal-effort outfit formula when I just can’t be bothered. It’s simple: top (or sweater) + layer (jacket, blazer, vest, cardigan) + pants (let’s say no to jeans if you’re feeling like you need a creativity push) + statement booties. Extra credit for a bold lip and fun purse!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's screen printed denim jacket
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