lovely little layers

Although I'm a warm weather girl at heart, the one upside of cooler temps is getting to wear layers. I like playing around with different textures to create unexpected combinations. For this look, I began with these diamond-print tights from Wade & Belle. They are super warm and extremely durable (a welcome relief for someone like me who owns one too many pairs of ripped tights). I wanted to show off the fabulous pattern, so a shorter hemline was a must. I opted for this faux leather skater skirt because its tan color contrasts quite well against the otherwise dark palette. A plain T-shirt and my go-to booties keep the look casual but girly. Since the tights are so attention-grabbing, I kept accessories to a minimum; this U-shaped Okru necklace adds just the right amount of depth and interest. I topped off this look with a short black coat that allows the flirty skirt and patterned tights to really take center stage.

T-shirt: American Apparel

Skirt: The Limited (similar)

Tights: Wade & Belle (c/o)

Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar)

Necklace: Okru (c/o)

Coat: Roxy (similar)