Look for Less: Karlie Kloss's Refined Basics
With the rise of Instagram famous fashionistas and bloggers it's easy to get caught up in lusting after the latest kooky Gucci shoe (looking at you fur-lined loafer-mules!) or rainbow bikini, and forget the appeal of luxe, well-paired basics. Here, supermodel/entrepreneur/student/coder/all around sweetheart Karlie Kloss gives a lesson in how to pair wardrobe staples for maximum impact.
Karlie's look centers on classic wardrobe staples executed flawlessly. From the just-right fit of her leather leggings to the perfect mid-thigh length of her trench, this whole outfit just screams (or rather elegantly declares) effortless taste and class.
Start off with a timeless trench. This is one of those pieces you'll turn to time and time again without ever tiring of it. The length is perfect for pairing with jeans or over shorter dresses while the leather bands around the cuffs add a touch of luxe.
(on sale for $102)
Karlie anchors the sexiness of her leather leggings with a schoolboy chic oxford-and-knit layering. Skip the hassle with this ingenious two-in-one option which achieves a similar effect without any added bulkiness.
(on sale for $23)
What really makes this outfit pop are Karlie's leggings. Leather leggings are endlessly versatile. Pair with a crop top and strappy pumps for a sleek going-out look or with over-the-knee boots and a chunky sweater for a deceptively put-together lazy day outfit.
Black booties are the work horses of our fall/winter wardrobes. Step it up a notch with this gorgeous leather pair. The narrow ankle cut ensures a streamlined look with the leather leggings while the bone heels make them stand out.
Complete the outfit with a minimalist chain strap bag. Big enough for your essentials without weighing you (or your wallet) down, this cute little number looks more expensive than it really is.
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