walking on the wild side

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It’s not uncommon to find a clothing item you love, but veto purchasing it because you’re stumped on what to wear it with.  We tend to get stuck inside our style boxes, making it impossible to envision anything outside of them.  And then we wind up wearing the black version, envious of the person who had the courage to take a chance on the leopard print.  Playing it safe can land you in a fashion funk, wondering why there is no excitement in your wardrobe.  And most of the time, the riskier version works just as well as the basic.  I recommend adding a few less predictable items to your closet for days when you want to embrace your daring side.  This River Island sweatshirt can be found in solid colors anywhere and it’d probably get way more mileage if you went that route, but today why not give the animal print a-go. Sometimes we all need to take a walk on the wild side.  Happy Monday!  xx

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leopard sweatshirt

SHOP IT:  1. River Island sweatshirt // 2. Current/Elliot denim skirt // 3. Dannijo joan earrings // 4. Topshop moto jacket // 5. Clare Vivier oversize clutch // 6. Zara high heel sandal

bang for your buck!

wishlist - 2

The key to building an efficient wardrobe is finding pieces that can be re-worked into multiple outfits.  To accomplish this, a productive exercise when shopping is to think about what you can pair back to the item you’re eyeing – whether it be with something that exists in your closet or one that you need (i.e., a good pair of denim!).  If you can create 3 – 5 outfit ideas in your head on the spot, this item has potential for a lot of wear (which will also help you determine if it’s worth the investment)!  I recently made this fall wishlist post which included key seasonal pieces like a playful sweatshirt and leather skirt.  Here are four outfit ideas (there are much more!) styled from the edits adding accessories and basics to complete the look!  Your closet doesn’t need to be busting at the seams with endless items.  Always remember, less is more!  Strategizing your wardrobe will not only help you save space and money, but will force you to think about purchasing pieces that you love thus will go the distance.  Happy shopping ya’ll!  xx jenny

look 1 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. statement blazermatchesfashion.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. camisole, aritzia.com // 4. earringsdannijo.com // 5. clutch, zara.com // 6. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 2 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirtwhistles.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. sunglassesvonzipper.com // 4. charm braceletcharmandchain.com // 5. oversized coatmatchesfashion.com // 6. python clutchshopbop.com // 7. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 3 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. red sweatertopshop.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. square banglewhistles.co.uk.com // 4. watchnixon.com // 5. moto denim parkatopshop.com // 6. hair calf sling bagshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

look 4 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirt, whistles.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. wool hathm.com // 4. ring setshopbop.com // 5. lip (bright poppy red)sephora.com // 6. toteshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

transition mode

josefinCould there possibly be a better summer into fall transition ensemble than this?  I sometimes find myself confused about what to wear when the season comes to a close, but yet it’s too early for sweaters.  When you’re holding on to the last bit of warmth before the brisk weather settles in – what’s a gal to do?  This outfit has got me inspired.  The white tee keeps things light for those seventy degree days and the moto jacket is an ideal piece to layer on in the morning and post-sunset.  Although the silhouette of the pant demonstrates a summery feel, adding the leather and going with the trending color red says you’re serious about fall!  Shop similar here…

transition mode
  1. Splendid vintage slouchy tee, $68, shopbop.com
  2. Mango pleated trouser, $59.99, mango.com
  3. Leather biker jacket, $330, topshop.com
  4. Dannijo MIR ring, $245, dannijo.com
  5. Gorjana greer necklace, $58, shopbop.com
  6. Cleobella leopard banjo clutch, $320, shopbop.com
  7. Nine West nada bootie, $129, ninewest.com

photo via josefin

work it: printed pants

zara printed trousers

Hello and happy friday! Just like the leather skirt from this post, these zara printed pants are versatile enough for both work and weekend. For the office, try pairing with an embellished sweater, a tailored blazer and metallic flats which are sure to become a closet staple through the season. For weekend styling, take things up a notch with a cropped silk tee (or full length for those who want coverage), ankle-cuff pumps, statement earrings and a bold clutch. Work it! Have a great weekend! xx jenny

work it - printed trousers

WORK: 1. J.Crew jeweled tee, $98, jcrew.com // 2. Zara printed trousers, $59.90, zara.com // 3. Warby Parker holt eyeglasses, $95, warbyparker.com // 4. Topshop chambray blazer, $130, topshop.com // 5. Sephora bite lipstick in VIB rouge, $28, sephora.com // 6. Madewell leather rucksak, $248, shopbop.com // 7. J.crew metallic flats, $188, jcrew.com

work it - printed pants - nightWEEKEND: 1. Topshop silk wide tee, $96, topshop.com // 2. Zara printed trousers, $59.90, zara.com // 3. Dannijo joan earrings, $270, dannijo.com // 4. Topshop collarless panel jacket, $90, topshop.com // 5. Cleobella indie clutch, $363, shopbop.com // 6. Michael Kors karlie pumps, $160, net-a-porter.com

cozy cool

NYC sweatshirt

As I mentioned in this post – I have a few items in my cart from the new H&M online shop such as this trending NYC inspired sweatshirt.  Traditional sweatshirt wearing days are for cozying up on the couch, traveling or weekly visits to the market, but that’s old news.  This fall they’re getting more love – to be paired with polished pieces like blazers, sexy slim fitting trousers and a clutch bag.  Keep it basic with this one by current/elliot or if you like more zing, try this embellished style from j.crew.  I’ll be wearing mine to parties and dinners as such….

sweatshirt

  1. H&M sweatshirt, $12.95, hm.com 
  2. Mango satin trousers, $54.99, mango.com
  3. Dannijo leah earring, $305, dannijo.com
  4. Kristen Elspeth gold cuff, $152, shopbop.com
  5. Clare Vivier haircalf clutch, $210, shopbop.com
  6. J.Crew ankle cuff pumps, $278, jcrew.com