1. Factory Tunic Sweater ($65) // 2. Paige Skyline Skinny Jean ($169) // 3. Ray-Ban Aviators ($150) // 4. Michael Kors Madison Watch ($113) // 5. Linda Levine Feather Cuff ($95) // 6. Animal Print Skinny Belt ($20) // 7. ASOS Oversized Stripe Scarf ($38) // 8. Kate Landry Convertible Satchel ($89) // 9. Loeffler Randall Milou Boot ($375)
I adore this look from Chronicles of Frivolity. It’s classic and impeccably chic. The oversized scarf is belted as a cape over casual separates for an outfit that’s perfect for traveling, weekend brunch, or casual Friday.
One. A simple black sweater is a perfect piece for three-season wear. This crewneck sweater is a tunic length to wear with skinny jeans. Need a v-neck? This Gap Eversoft Sweater is an excellent choice.
Two. If I had to rank my 2014 purchases, these black Paige jeans would be in the top five. Without a doubt. Need something under-$100? These NYDJ Alina jeans are a great place to start. Need something in plus-size? The NYDJ brand makes these chic Jade skinny jeans.
Three. We talked about my love of aviators yesterday, so I won’t belabor the point. However, if you need something more affordable, these Mango sunnies are a good place to start.
Four and Five. An oversized watch and an open cuff make a sparkly statement. I chose this discounted Michael Kors watch for its modern look and affordable price. The feather cuff is a little larger than I wanted, but still lovely. Looking for something smaller? This pave Michael Kors cuff has a really cool shape. I also like this delicate Kors bracelet for under-$50.
Six. I’m not crazy about the leopard belt with this outfit, but this Banana Republic belt is a solid choice. Personally, I would have chosen something like these metal front belt or this studded belt.
Seven. Oh, how I love a giant scarf. A scarf so big that when you wear it, it looks like it might swallow your head. This cape certainly qualifies, and wearing it wrapped around the shoulders gives you a stylish and modern look.
I like this grey-stripe scarf from ASOS, but I bought this ivory, charcoal, and pewter one for myself. For $38, I couldn’t say no. IF you prefer something in a less severe color palette, this purple and navy tartan from Jen is a great choice. (Just five left!)
Eight. I am blown away by this Kate Landry satchel. All stop, this is the nicest under-$100 bag I’ve seen this year. It comes in black, cognac, two shades of metallic, and red. This spotted hair calf satchel is also a lovely choice. Need something under-$50? This faux-leather tote from Forever21 is so sleek.
Nine. I’m not sold on over-the-knee boots. Mostly because I think they’re not flattering on most figures, and if you have a serious job, are there enough opportunities to wear them to justify the price? But I like these Loeffler boots that just cover the knee. These Vince Camuto boots are a more affordable option at $100. Or just got for a pair of tall boots and pick up these Corso Comos.