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I didn’t realize it until I went away from NYC for college but there is a definitive city uniform — especially in the Fall and Winter! It centers on black, grey and white. It’s fun to play around with those three yet I like life with a little more color. This year I’m playing around with using black, grey or white as an outfit base and then adding a pop or subtle infusion of color. This outfit represents the latter.
It turns cold in NYC without warning! I’ve been delighted by the Leggings in Faux Leather (now $40) from LOFT! I’m delighted that LOFT just restocked them this morning! They come in a classic black and a warm fig color and they are nice and warm on!! Over this OOTD post and one more on Friday I’m going to show three casual outfits for these amazing pants. I like them more than my Spanx leggings and that’s saying a lot!
First up, early morning light in DUMBO.
Photos: Eva Phan (follow her!!)
Fall colors inspired me to take the green cowlneck sweater and camo jacket out for a spin. My jacket has inspired touches of purple in it — it’s old, but I’ve linked to LOFT’s version which also coordinates nicely.
This time of year, my day job involves a lot of going from event to event or store to store ensuring that my juniors and clients are working well together. Comfort is key! I like to fashionable yet not too dressed up unless the event calls for it. This outfit is ideal — I can run after a bus or across avenues if needed! It’s also an ideal weekend look.
Here’s another way to style the black version of the leggings.
There’s something so funny about the way we people in the tech industry dress. I notice a concerted effort to dress down, or to wear very high-end clothing in a way that looks dressed down. I’m totally OK with this but still take strides to look put-together. For a recent event (as in, yesterday) I realized that even a cowlneck sweater might be too fancy for the client I visited, so it was flannel all the way! Do you notice differences in the ways different industries dress too?
AE has some amazing flannels. (Here’s another one on me early last Spring, shop it here.) American Eagle and Aerie remain one of my secret styling weapons! Have you checked them out recently? Here are some of my current picks. So many of their items coordinate beautifully and make getting dressed each day easy. It was simple to find layering tops that work super well over my beloved new faux leather leggings.
That’s two ways to style the leather leggings, both for the city. Coming up on Friday — how I style them for a weekend out in the country.
Bonus news — right now at LOFT, pants and jeans are $39.50, including the Faux Leather Leggings featured in this post!! LOFT has spectacular fits, especially its Julie/Curvy fits for hourglass figures like mine. If you’re a straighter or less curvy shape, the Marissa/Modern cut will be perfect for you. They also have long, petite and plus sizes in most styles. Below, some of my picks from this promo.