It's that time of year again! Time to have your fun, but still be able to convince Santa you've been good all year. The naughty but nice rule is especially applicable in the fashion world. The key to making it all work is balance. Take a peek:
We all know that Fall/Winter is perfect weather for leggings. But put a little spin on your plain jane black cotton leggings by opting for what the fashion world likes to call, "liquid leggings". These babies are black leather (a la Catwoman style) and literally look painted on. It's safe to say liquid leggings are not for the faint of heart.
Rihanna, Ashley Olsen, and Victoria Beckham all pair their liquid leggings with black on top for a pretty, intense look. My favorite way to rock these is to pair them with an oversized sweater, cardigan, or baggy crewneck. It counteracts the leggings perfectly without looking grandpa-like or frumpy.
BB Dakota Maya Sweater, bbdakota.com, $95
BB Dakota Uri Sweater, bbdakota.com, $105
Pictured above are the Maya and Uri sweaters, both by B. B. Dakota. These would soften the overall look, but still sticking with one of this season's biggest trends of tribal patterns and prints.
And now for the perfect shoes to complete the outfit! The great thing about leggings is that it leaves so many options for shoes. For example, you can go edgy with black combat boots, or go for a cute equestrian look with brown leather riding boots. Studded flats also add a spike of sass. Or my personal favorite: mid-rise Converse sneakers. It looks so unexpected.
There you have it! The three basic parts to a cool, casual, edgy, and comfortable fall ensemble. Be daring and switch it up day to day. I promise you'll feel like a Kardashian, only with less money and more talent.