Monday, October 3, 2016

Lace, Pleather, and Leopard (and Shiny Shorts)

The very beginning of a new season can throw you and your closet though a loop. It feels like yesterday when I bought a new pair of (shiny) shorts with the mindset that summer was going to last forever. Well, newsflash, it doesn't, and, surprise, you won't have many occasions to wear your shiny shorts (what?!). Clearly upset, I decided I was going to wear the shorts at least once before I retired them for next year. It wasn't THAT cold out yet- plus shorts are basically casual skirts, right? 
I paired my J. Galt USA shorts from Brandy Melville with black tights, black velvet booties from Steve Madden, a cropped Ramones tee from Brandy Melville, and an H&M pleather jacket that I thrifted from Crossroads for a solid $15 (every leather jacket should never be bought new, it goes against the whole rocker aesthetic).
Here's an alternative outfit styled around the shorts. The halter is once again, Brandy Melville, and shoes are Christian Siriano for Payless (a super underrated high low collaboration, I must add).
I also want to include this next outfit because I think the two go nicely together. I mixed textures and patterns to create a layered, interesting, and edgy look.
I'm wearing a leopard Anne Taylor shift dress thrifted from Crossroads for $15, floral black tights, and black booties from Forever 21.

Thanks for reading,

Lizzie
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