Yup, I’m still wearing that outfit. Black turtleneck, black skinny jeans (a washed black rinse, for the record), but still. It’s March, and I’ve been rocking basically the same thing since…December? November? I am chasing that brass ring of summer, though, as I peruse swimsuit after swimsuit. But when it comes down to getting dressed….I’m…here. In my All-Black.
I find that my best outfits (and we can argue the definition of “best”…in this context feel free to swap “best” with “achievable on little sleep” or “stain-proof” rather than “amazing” or “swoon-worthy”) are the outfits that start with things I’m comfortable with…and then tweak.
Baby steps, rather than an overhaul.
Spring is coming, you say? I see your Spring and raise it a black sweater… and a….tan coat. I take those March winds and stand defiantly in my black jeans and snakeskin booties.
Or something like that, anyway.
coat: BB Dakota Coat, now sold out (c/o Social Threads – they still have Scott’s fav faux-fur on sale). But I’ve been scouring my fav retailers and found many good alternatives below…
sweater: Equipment Cashmere Turtleneck (xs)
boots: Paige Willia Chelsea Bootie
A Few Tan Coats To Transition To Spring
The color doesn’t matter quite so much…as long as it’s light. Tan, beige, camel….even a soft gray would work. The key is to go with a lighter shade. And if it’s still freezing in March (wherever you live), a classic wool topper is a great choice. Otherwise, a French-girl trench is totally calling my name. In any case, I rounded up a few options I think would not only elevate a daily uniform, but lighten it up — just a little bit — for Spring.
Snakeskin Booties – My Favorites
I chose a pair with a slight western flare…but that’s not crucial. The biggest plus to a snake print is, rather obviously, the print. The reason it works so well is because it *almost* spoofs the white bootie trend…but because there are also darker tones in a snake print, it’s still grounded. Meaning? It goes with everything and is MUCH easier to wear.
Like our beloved leopard print….it’s a neutral.
Any other tricks to lighten up an all-black outfit for Spring? I KNOW I’m not the only one stuck in a black turtleneck…