An outfit post! I know. Remember when blogs were mostly just outfit posts? These days I put my outfits on Instagram and keep the blog to more lifestyle stuff but today we’re changing things up a little because I really liked my outfit last week and wanted to break it down in a little more depth, as I think this makes for a great outfit formula when you aren’t sure what to wear and I have more to say about it than we can just accomplish via Instagram. And since a lot of what I am wearing is from previous seasons, I’ve found similar items for each of those.
First thing’s first: the coat! Sadly this coat came from Topshop either last year or the year before. It’s a good one. I will say that it’s not particularly warm, but it’s a perfect topper. I love a long lean menswear type of coat. I’ve made you a little widget with some good coat ideas below so definitely scroll through that but I would say this one from Reformation looks most similar, or this houndstooth one! This coat is more of a splurge but I love it. This coat is great too, though only available in a size L.
Next you will need a good tunic sweater. Mine is from Eileen Fisher (from last year) and I swear by her tunics. Just size down a bunch… I am usually a small or XS in her pieces. Her tunic sweaters can be pricy (so worth it; her pieces are built to last) but right Nordstrom Rack and Off Fifth are great places to search. Love this one and this one. And for something that same pretty sable brown color I love this one from Vince.
And of course we need to talk about the Spanx faux leather leggings. I have a lot to say about these!
I have several pairs of these. I always buy a pair or two at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I often get asked if you should size up and I personally do not size up, but I am generally between a size small and medium so the medium is perfect. They are definitely tight but you want them to be tight, they’re leggings. I love these because they’re ultra long. They bunch up a little around the ankles, which I like. I am 5’8, though. If you are 5’4 or under or just have short legs I would say to get the petite version. They come in regular, petite, and plus sizes right this way. A wardrobe staple for sure.
Two last little details.
First, a mask! Because duh, of course we are all wearing masks right now. The Discover Night one is one of my favorites. It’s made from 100% Mulberry Silk and won’t break you out. It comes in a ton of pretty colors, and if you use our podcast code BOP20 you can take 20% off.
Second, my boots! I intentionally paired my black leggings with brown boots and loved the look. The ones I am wearing are Loeffler Randall. I love them so much and they are incredibly comfortable. For something less expensive I think this pair from Sam Edelman is very cute (I can’t personally speak to the quality or fit but have had a lot of luck with Sam Edelman over the years) and I love this pair too.
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photography by Carter Fish.