As a stylist, I’m always making clothing combinations for my clients that they tell me they NEVER would have thought of themselves (hence, leopard print plus lace). I tell them – well it’s a good because otherwise I wouldn’t be doing my job! This outfit started with this great Karen Zambos top that I loved so much, I got it in black, too. I usually don’t do that (buy something in a couple of colors) but this top will never go out of style and I consistently get compliments on both colors.
The next piece was the denim – I am really into Mother Denim lately. They have such a great fit and perfect washes. These specifically are their boot cut denim, in a wash called ‘secrets in a small town.’ Don’t know about that name, but the wash is killer for spring and the fit is divine.
Next of course came the vest. I love a vest – I have a few more in my closet (that incidentally I’m standing in) that I can’t wait to share with you. But this one I randomly came across while shopping for a client in Banana Republic this Fall. It was such a good buy – I had a 40% off coupon – and the muted leopard print is done just right. The other thing about a faux fur vest that you have to be careful of is that it isn’t too plush or full. Especially if you’re well-endowed (which I am), a big puffy vest can add weight. So this one had just the right combination of furry and cozy, yet sleek.
For the rest of the outfit details, see the end of this post.
Top, Karen Zambos Vintage Couture (top is no longer available)
Jeans, Mother Denim, Bootcut
Heels, BCBG Generation Parade Pumps in Cashew
Bag, Marc Jacobs Stam Quilted Bag in Navy