Friday, March 4, 2016

Navy Pleated Skirt and the Boots and the Fur

If you read the title to the tune of "Apple Bottom Jeans," congratulations, you're on my wavelength! Which is a little goofy since it's Friday, so bear with me here. What this post is actually about is more talk on this odd transition from winter to spring, not an early '00s T-Pain song (sorry). 
I'm kind of taking the approach that it's the time of year where you can kind of make your own rules. Which makes it seem much more exciting than just sitting around biding my time until I can wear springy sundresses, right? Want to wear a chunky sweater and summery flats? OK! Bare legs and a fur scarf? Sure thing!
In my opinion, a fur scarf is all about balance. If it's paired with dark patterns, or other heavy materials, you could end up looking a little overdone. I love paring mine with simple basics, with statement shoes to balance out the heavy top. Even then, I feel a little Russian spy, but in a super classy way.
These boots are some of my favorites! I got them a couple of years ago now, and I remember being so on the fence about whether I should get them, and I'm so glad I did. I cannot wear them without getting compliments. So, if you're on the fence about lace-up boots, I say go for it. 100%. (Especially because they're probably on super sale right now!)
 A pleated skirt helps add a light, swingy feel to the ensemble, and the white blouse keeps it crisp and  light. The simple navy and white also really helps the fur and boots both shine.
I went with soft curls, a red lip and vintage inspired sunglasses for a vaguely vintage look (think that's the title of my new novel now: "Vaguely Vintage"). These fun statement post earrings I scored on super sale at Wal-Mart were the perfect elegant touch to the ensemble, without being too much.

What style rules are you breaking while the seasons transition?


Outfit Details: Faux Fur Scarf: Target, Blouse: The Limited, Skirt: Zara, Boots: Modcloth (similar), Earrings: Wal-Mart, Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar)

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