Happy Tuesday folks! So recently I was unfortunately looking to wear all black for a memorial and pulled out some of my black leather items. Believe it or not, winter descended upon South Florida. Black leather not only keeps you warm but it can be very stylish. And, you can mix them up as they make great classic pieces. I wore a Bailey 44 top (similar CAMI NYC Camisole here) and a vintage Catherine Malandrino skirt (similar pencil skirt on sale here) with Jessica Simpson heels. For a little drama, you can always pair a black leather look with a big black hat (similar Gucci hat here) as seen below.
Malinda F. Knowles
This past weekend I went to Harlem Fashion Row’s New York Fashion Week Shop, Brunch and Be Social event in an all black leather look. I wore a black top from Bailey 44, black leather shorts from Rag & Bone (similar and on sale here as well as these) and black leather heels by Jessica Simpson (similar here).
The venue was gorgeous and I ran into Harriette Cole who showed me some of her knit designs as well as Crystal Streets who had some amazing jewelry. McDonald’s sponsored the event and I got this amazing t-shirt designed by one of their student fashion design competitors. It was a great time!
Malinda F. Knowles
Here’s a trend I can get behind for Spring 2013: soft, slouchy and comfortable pants! I don’t know about you but with this NYC cold, I’m already looking forward to Spring and can’t wait to wear some cherry-colored pants like these Joie Crepe “Jogging Pants” (pictured above), these black leather Vince “jogging pants” (pictured below). You could also do these lilac Phillip Lim pants from the Fall collection (below, left). Check out my “Soft, Slouchy Pants Collection” on Lyst here.
Looks like comfort and style are winning this Spring and I like it. I especially love these Phillip Lim Overalls, pink, green or black leather!