Outfit Inspiration: Autumn Layers
Sep 12, 2012
Clockwise from Top Left, Scarf: Large Wrap similar (Nordstrom, $249) Sweater: Maison Martin Margiela Wool Cardi ($408) Tee: Tissue Tee ($27) Skirt: River Island Leopard Skirt ($38) Bag: Liquorish Doctor Bag ($62) Belt: Black Bar Belt ($28) Bracelet: Classic Link Bracelet ($88) Bracelet: Kors Deco Link Bracelet ($175) Ring: Satin Gold Flower Ring ($55) Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs Petite Round Sunnies ($98)
I chose this outfit for two reasons, a) I love how cozy and comfortable it looks and b) I like that you could swap out the leopard skirt for a pair of jeans or camel trousers or colored pants and have another great outfit. I also love how chic it looks even though the pieces (with the exception of the aforementioned leopard skirt are pretty basic).
Also, this outfit illustrates a simple but important fashion lesson: necklines look best when they match. Here, we have a v-neck tee and a v-neck cardigan. So before you wear that crewneck tee with your v-neck cardigan, ask yourself, would this cardi look better v-neck? The answer is very likely yes.
As for the leopard skirt, if you want to wear one you need to keep the rest of the pieces simple. This outfit mixes a palette of neutrals, which works well. But you could also try a teal peplum top if you wanted to push the envelope a bit.