When Lorna first showed me these Paige Skyline Ankle Peg in Citron Destruction, my first initial thought was that I need to style them. It is rare to see such a vibrant, fresh pair for the Fall/Winter season, but Paige made them appropriate for the season by adding some distressing to keep them new. For the two looks, I went with styles that were very layered. Just because they are bright, it doesn’t mean they can’t work for right now.
The first look is the simple layering approach. There is something about a long coat that I find to be the chicest thing. You can easily throw it over anything and look put together. I wanted to have the look be warm without adding a ton of bulk. With the Rag & Bone t shirt and Topshop coat, I am sure you will stay warm and look smart. The look doesn’t end there though. I chose the Jeffrey Campbell France boots as I thought the color was a great compliment to the brightness of the jeans.
If a coat and long sleeves isn’t warm enough for you, then this look will sure keep you warm this season. I paired the jeans together with a leather jacket and cardigan by Topshop, a T by Alexander Wang t shirt, and Rag & bone boots. I have always been a fan of layering longer pieces under leather or bomber jackets. Something about the juxtaposition of it, that I find, looks very comfortable. Almost like a security blanket feeling. I chose a heeled boot to keep you looking long and not swallowed by a long sweater. What are your thoughts of these looks? Which one is your favorite?
For this weeks Weekend Going Out Look, I chose a pair of Acne’s Needle High Rise Skinny jeans. I picked these because I really liked the high rise style and blue wash. Since these have such a great high waist, I chose this cropped leather blouse from Tibi to pair them with. I think this is a fun way to wear the crop top trend without letting too much skin show and the detailing on the back is a nice touch.
Because the blouse is such a great blank slate, I added a bright necklace from Lulu Frost for J Crew, these L.A.M.B Oxley Pumps in Wine, and finished the look with this simple black Alexander Wang Clutch.
Metallic was a big trend for Fall, so why not show how they can work for Winter as well? I chose the Joe’s Ankle Skinny Jeans in Silver (click here to buy) for this styling post. These are a pair of jeans that are bold on their own, but when styled a certain way, you can either have them as the base of a look or as the stand out piece. You can see my cold weather ready looks below.
For the first look I went for a minimal approach by pairing them with neutrals so the jeans stand out. I styled them with the Topshop Borg Biker Jacket, T by Alexander Wang T Shirt, Bottega Veneta Belt, and Celine Sandals. I wanted to break up the look a bit with the red belt. That little pop of color keeps the upper body from looking like a marshmallow. Just like the belt, the sandals help the look as well. When there is this much lack of color going on at the top, a shoe like this helps keep the outfit look modern with its barely there style.
Silver is a color that I find works really well with neutrals, but when styled with the right colors and pieces, it can work as a base just like every other pair of jeans. For this look, I decided to pair the jeans with the J Brand Daria Shirt, a Topshop Puffer Vest, Marant Lazio Boots, and a Diesel Belt. I could not think of any other style denim shirt to pair with these pants. I think one that is patched with different shades and slightly oversized works best with the silver. I would suggest tucking the shirt in and roll the sleeves up as wearing it this way dresses down the smart aspect that silver jeans tend to give off.
For this months styling post for SSENSE, I wanted to change it around and do something for the guys. I usually style a lot of ladies looks, but I love men’s fashion just as much as I do women’s, so I had fun creating this casual look around a pair of Nudie Tight Long John jeans. I chose these jeans for the base of the outfit as they are such a classic raw denim colour which goes with anything and Nudie always provide a great fit, in my opinion.
I decided to pair the jeans with a Marc by Marc Jacobs Heather Grey Leather Trimmed Thompson Sweatshirt, some Common Project Low Tops in Burgundy, a Neil Barrett Burgundy Wool Knit Beanie and a Maison Martin Margiela Brass Spiral Ring.
Burgundy is always my favourite colour for Winter and I think it looks just as good on men as it does on women, if not better, so that’s why I added some colour to the look with the sneakers and beanie. The sweatshirt is also another favourite of mine, when I saw it I could definitely envision many outfits as it’s such a simple yet beautiful piece of clothing. Grey marl is very versatile and I think the black leather detailing makes it that little bit more structured so it looks more smart than casual. I added the ring in just as a finishing touch, but I know male jewellery is great for some and not for others, so of course it’s optional. Would you wear a look like this?