Hey, it’s Mary. I’m back with another blog post and yet another favorite piece from Crossroads. For me, a major fashion movement was the post-grunge era of the early ’90s. I idolized the red lips, thin brows (unaware I was of the lifelong consequences…), and the rooty blonde hair circa Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love’s rumored feud. And some days, I like to transform myself into a modern ’90s grunge glam girl.
I found this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent furry jacket at the Studio City Crossroads. It provides some much-appreciated texture—poodle-esque if you will—and with its cropped hemline, it hits perfectly over both a high waist and longer layers. I count on it to bring a little whimsy to a dull ensemble, but black keeps it relatively low key.
I paired it with a cozy tunic-length sweater and cropped leopard pants. With its neutral colors, this look is all about texture. I balanced the leopard print with a visually calming creamy sweater, topped both pieces off with the furry jacket, and pulled together the entire look with a modest nude slingback. My hair and make up add a bit of edge with a nod to decades past.
Mary Elizabeth back again, and this time, I’m getting super sporty…
…well, for me at least. My personal style gravitates toward comfy with a dose of glam, but pairing a sweatshirt with little boys’ athletic pants (I like my pants cropped and high-waisted!) is all new territory. I decided to dress these babies up with some super fun Wildfox “minion” sunnies (exaggerated shades are kind of my thing. I’m from LA, okay?). I picked these up at the West Hollywood Crossroads and keep them on frequent rotation.
The next standout piece—which is probably what motivated the junior athletic trousers in the first place—are these robin’s egg blue patent leather Kurt Geiger Mary-Janes. I knew they’d be the perfect pop of color for my typically neutral ensembles. Little did I know, these vibrant soles would inspire a whole new fashion departure with my venture into both the athletic trend and bolder colors. I picked up these sweet little flats at the Studio City Crossroads and have been loving them ever since. They give me all the bad-girl, baby-doll vibes of the ’90s. Plus, they add a little refinement to my otherwise sloppy ensemble.
Finished with a little half tuck and a navy collar, here’s how the entire look came together.
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Between you and me, there’s nothing a pair of over-the-knee boots can’t do to jazz up an outfit. Not only are they versatile, you can use them as an extra layer for warmth during winter. Consider investing in a great pair (make sure to check out your local Crossroads!) for an easy, effortless way to make a casual outfit look more chic.
Any of these combinations are a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off over-the-knee boots.
The great thing about layering is it gives you the chance to be creative with your wardrobe. Whether you’re mixing different textures, playing with different lengths, or just throwing together your favorite button-downs, there are always more options when you layer. If you need any more convincing, check out some more examples of how to layer as inspired by our favorite bloggers!
One more great thing about layering: you can pull off pieces that might be considered bold for the season (hello silk dresses and strapless tops!). This top might not be so practical on its own during the winter, but it’s definitely cold weather-appropriate with a turtleneck and coat!
Sequins always make a comeback around the holiday season. Whether you wear them all-over for maximum drama or you prefer them understated, there are ways to wear sequins for every personal style.
Scroll on to get fancy with sequins!
Nobody does this trend better than the leading lady of Bows and Sequins. We’re loving how her sequined jacket gives her outfit that extra bit of flair.
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