Our fabulous stylist contest winner Sarah Brody is back this week answering your style Qs on what shoes to wear with your BF jeans in the winter, finding cute tops that don’t cost a fortune and how to layer lace and faux fur. (You can!)
Question from Maggy:
I love my boyfriend jeans and would love to wear them in the fall and winter but I have no idea what footwear would work best? I was thinking maybe an Oxford-inspired platform pump but what about boots? Can I wear regular platform boots with them or do these styles clash? Help…please!!!
I'm obsessed with boyfriend jeans as well and have come up with a few different ways to transition them into the colder months. Taking a hint from the Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear 2010 collections, I'm rocking lace up booties with wooly socks to channelthe cozy country weekend vibe. Also, try a military inspired lace up boot with buckle detail in army green or graphite for a go-to G.I. Jane look, which is totally on trend this fall. Take a cue from the boys and go for Oxford-inspired platforms paired with a button-up and a school-boy blazer to channel your inner English prep. As it gets colder, I'm always in search for extra warmth and suggest trying a boot with faux fur lining or shearling detail. Whatever your preference, just remember when pairing footwear with your go-to boyfriend denim, stick with a bootie that’s cut at the ankle or just below the calf for maximum style points.
Question from Sally:
I am looking for some tops that I could wear with leggings and boots or heels. I always go for quality, but that means they’re usually more expensive, and then I can’t get as many as I feel like I need. Any tips on finding great quality tops that aren’t too pricey? Thanks!
I love the idea of a transitional tunic and Riller & Fount has most definitely mastered the art. Their amazing jersey pieces can be paired with leggings and cute booties for day, or a statement necklace and a sexy pair of heels at night. Riller & Fount pieces are affordable, yet well made and extremely versatile. Their styles range from plunging or asymmetrical necklines, ruching and draping. Layer them under a faux-fur vest or a military-inspired anorak with lace-up boots. A belted blanket sweater, tights, and vintage-inspired boots rock the country weekend trend. I totally swear by these pieces!
Question from Emily:
Now that winter is right around the corner, I’m getting antsy to pull out my two favorite things: lace everything and fur vests. Can they be worn together? How can I wear the looks from day to night?
Lace + Fur. I'm totally obsessed! Because these fabrics are so luxe, just a simple change in bottoms and shoes will transform your look from day to night. With winter approaching, I'm opting for a boho chic dress with lacy detail for day, layered under a fur vest. Fun tights and boots make this look both practical and well, practically amazing right? For night, remove the tights and add a pair of heels or pair your favorite lace top in a dark hue, with black denim, and a faux-fur vest. A great statement mix-metal cuff paired with a natural face (complete with a nude lip) and wavy locks finish off this always on-trend, yet vintage-inspired look. A total 70s flower child, I seriously think I was born in the wrong decade! I'm constantly rocking vintage pieces with updated accessories for a 2010 edge.