This look really symbolizes my overall style on most days. I can't get enough of leather skirts or cropped sweaters and crop tops. I also love chunky ankle boots. This ensemble was inspired by this really neat sweater I am wearing. It has such a unique design. The shoulder cutouts or slashes are different from any other shoulder cutouts I have seen. I also love how the hem comes up on either side of my waist. This Cushnie et Ochs sweater is a chunky ribbed knit and perfect for this time of year. I almost didn't purchase it online because I didn't know if it would be soft, but I think since it is a wool/nylon blend it is very soft against the skin. The details along the hem and shoulders make this sweater really sexy and we all know how difficult it is to use sexy and sweater in the same sentence.
I wanted to keep the look edgy and simple for a downtowl cool girl feel so I paired the black cropped sweater with a Love Leather skirt in army green. You can see me wearing the same style skirt in light pink with a white fuzzy cropped sweater here. I would highly recommend investing in a Love Leather skirt for fall in whatever color you are interested in wearing. I have photo links below to purchase the skirt in white, navy, pink, and green. The options are endless. You can wear this skirt with tights or over the knee socks or a combination of both in the winter. A leather skirt looks great with all types of sweaters as well so it is very versatile. This Love Leather skirt has an amazing A-line fit that makes every body type look good.
I have loved chunky ankle boots for as long as I can remember. These Gucci lace-up boots are very flattering since they don't extend too far up the leg. They also have a nice tread on the bottom so you don't have to worry about slipping the first time you wear them. I am also happy to report that they are super comfortable and easy to get into and out of when you are in a hurry. The best thing of all is that they look super cool, in my opinion anyway. They are reminiscent of the Alaia hiking boots and we all know how fond I am of those. See me wearing the Alaia boots last fall with leggings and a shearling jacket here.
To lighten up this dark look I wore my Celine luggage tote I snagged in Chicago back in 2012. Remember these photos? I think this bag is on its way to becoming a classic or already is a classic. I am still in love with it today and I often look in awe at all the new color combinations coming out each season. This bag is so gorgeous to have on your arm. I picked this color combination because I thought it was pretty and that it would go with a variety of outfits. You could pair this bag with a white ensemble in the summer as well as darker looks in the fall and winter. It has a neutral vibe to it that makes it very versatile.