Let’s start with simple. The sweater-and-jeans combo is an outfit that I’ve worn many times, so it wasn’t any different than what I’d toss on for a typical day of work. The only thing that really adds the “spice,” as I call it, was this sheer jacket that I threw on top. While it’s totally not going to keep me warm, it definitely works for fashion purposes. It makes my outfit look more elevated than just a typical turtleneck and jeans. And can we just take a moment to appreciate these boots?
While the jacket and dress material are almost the same, this jacket has a bit of a snake texture when you look up close, which I think was pretty unexpected and remarkable. To top this off, THESE BOOTS!! I always love a good pair of over-the-knee boots. So when I stumbled on this pair from Missguided, I knew they needed to be in my closet. They are great because the suede adds some excellent texture to this look, but they’re not too crazy or eye-catching if you’re not trying to draw attention to yourself.
Now I was starting to feel even more confident with this whole mixing textures with fashion thing, so a blazer with no top underneath, leather leggings, and the same badass boots made this outfit into a LEWK y’all. The leather leggings have genuinely been a staple in my closet since the day I picked them up, but this blazer also deserves an honorable mention.
Anyone who says they can’t “pull off” this trend, please save this photo to your phone and refer back to it when you’re getting dressed. There’s no reason that you can’t toss on a fabulous pair of pants with some texture, a plain leather top and a warm wool jacket. Girl, that IS mixing textures! See, I told you it was that simple!
It’s winter, y’all, meaning I’m not leaving the house if I’m not comfortable. As I said, these leather leggings are an absolute must-have since they look stylish and trendy but feel like a second skin. The fact that you can easily wear these as pants with a bit of tunic or dress over top means getting dressed can be simple again.
Calling all business babes! This one’s for you. If you’ve ever thought keeping your look professional meant it had to be boring, here’s proof that you’re straight-up wrong. Leather pants are absolutely office-appropriate when you have a pair like this that doesn’t hug too tight and show off all your curves (save that for after 5 p.m.). A textured top and a fun blazer are all you need to top off these pants and make an easy (and CEO-approved) outfit.