Lavender Lady // purple coat + graphic tee

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter sneaker outfit
In 2019, pastels will once again be a color story to know (may I remind you of Lady Gaga's gorge Golden Globes gown?). From mint to periwinkle to cotton candy, soft shades ruled the SS19 runways, and are now owning the street style game. I’m exploring the dreamy trend by pulling out my lavender cocoon coat — which I admittedly don’t wear nearly enough. While you’ll see it again on the blog this season, here, I’m rocking it with an athleisure flair.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's light purple coat
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear Adidas sneakers
While mixing pastels is highly encouraged — I mean, more IS more, right? I decided to ground my lavender coat and purse with neutral shades. Enter: black and gray. Monochrome is another way to go when it comes to ice cream hues, but I love the stark contrast of such a soft color paired with stark darkness. But no matter how you style pastel colors, they never fail to feel like a breath of fresh fashion air.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter pastel outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a purple and black pom beanie
Trust me, as a New Yorker, I have a major thing for wearing black. But it’s so invigorating to switch it up — especially in the outerwear department. In a sea of black, you’ll totally stand out in a dreamy hue. And if pastels seem intimidating, follow my lead and pair one light shade with all dark neutrals.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's purple coat outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute action pic idea
[coat: Max & Riley, a boutique in Boston (similar one here) // top: Anthropologie (similar one here) // pants: J.Crew // shoes: Adidas // scarf: A.L.C. (similar one here) // hat: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // necklace: vintage Tiffany & Co. // earrings: & Other Stories (I also like this pair) // watch: Fossil (I also like this one // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics "Damn Gina" gloss

The first week of 2019 is already in the books, and I don’t know about you, but I am JUST starting to feel fully recovered from the holiday madness. Don’t get me wrong, my holidays were incredible — and they included some much-needed time at home with the fam — but I definitely didn’t get enough sleep, I definitely ate too much, and I for sure didn’t exercise nearly enough. But hey, what are the holidays for if not to hit pause on life? As a result, I’ve been easing myself into the new year, and so far so good! Here’s to my first of many 2019 looks 🥂

// SHOP //


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