Today's Everyday Fashion: Patch Jeans

 
Patch jeans with red heels and sneakers
White peplum top with patch jeans
 
 
White peplum top with patch jeans and red heels
Patch jeans with denim jacket
 

There are plenty of style trends that come and go, that aren't for me. But the patch trend - fun, embellished patches I'm seeing all over denim lately - was a trend I couldn't wait to try. I've always liked distressed denim because jeans without distressing often feel too "plain," so perhaps it makes sense in that context that I'd want my jeans to be a walking doodle pad. I know this trend will not necessarily be a crowd pleaser (which is kind part of the fun?!) but I'm giving it a go this fall, styling it two ways. The first look with a white peplum top and red shoes is for dinner, and the second look with sneakers is for errands. Would you ever try the patch denim trend? 

Jeans: Nordstrom, $68 (similar, similar)
Peplum top: H&M, $35 (similar below) 
Red shoes: Charlotte Russe, $11 (similar, similardesigner)
Red purse: Stella & Dot, old (similarsimilar)
Denim jacket: J.Crew Factory, $51 (similar)
Graphic tee: Forever 21, $11 (similar, similar)
Sneakers: Adidas c/o Amazon, $79
Approx. dates: Purse and graphic tee are 3 years ago. Peplum top and red shoes are 1 year ago. Denim jacket and sneakers are recent. Jeans are new. 

White peplum tops

Lulu's  /  H&M  /  Eloquii
Lord & Taylor  /  JCPenney  /  Bebe
Amazon  /  Lulu's  /  Ann Taylor

Today's Everyday Fashion: Robin Hood

 
Mustard top, cargo skirt, fringe booties
Mustard top, cargo skirt
Mustard top, cargo skirt
Inspiration: Shopbop

Inspiration: Shopbop

 

It started out simply enough. I realized I have a mustard top, cargo skirt and booties that are so similar to the catalog photo it's uncanny! I figured I should at least give the outfit a try, right? But then I added a wool hat and a fringe purse, and I may have taken it too far. I'm one pair of tights away from a Robin Hood costume. I would also fit in nicely, however, at a farmer's market or a music festival in this outfit. And costume or not I'll happily wear it if the occasion calls for it. Because what is life if you can't simultaneously love what you're wearing and poke a little fun at it, too? Now hand me my bow and arrow, I've got a new outfit to try!

Top: H&M, $30 (similar below)
Skirt: LOFT, $14 (similar below)
Boots: HSN c/o
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $36
Hat: boutique c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot one, two, three
Approx. dates: Hat, top, purse is 1 year ago. Skirt and boots is last few months.

Mustard top, cargo skirt, fringe booties

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Leather Skirt

 
Leopard top, leather skirt, red purse
Leopard top, leather skirt, red purse
Leopard top, leather skirt, red purse
Inspiration: Hautelook Kate Spade

Inspiration: Hautelook Kate Spade

 

Is there anything better than a red/leopard/black combo this season? I put together an outfit with old items in my closet that closely resembles the inspiration photo. A lot of you asked about this leather skirt recently, so I also wanted to provide some similar options for you, below! It's such an easy and comfortable outfit and there are leather skirts everywhere right now, in all shapes and sizes so there's something for everyone. Is this a combo you would wear in real life?

Top: C. Wonder (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: Vince Camuto c/o, old (similar below)
Shoes: Vince Camuto c/o HSN (same, same)
Purse: Stella & Dot, old (similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot OneTwo
Sunglasses: Express, $18 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Top and purse are 3 years ago. Skirt is 2 years ago. Shoes are recent.

Leather skirts on a budget