Hi everyone! I’m on my way to NYC (again) with Matt and we are about to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary with a lot of good food and a couple of Broadway shows. I shot this outfit earlier this summer during another trip to New York City, and have been waiting for the perfect moment to share the photos. A trip back to the city kind of seems like the right time, no?
I’ve been posting a lot of boho looks lately and thought it would be fun to shake things up with a little bit of edge. Today’s post is all about this rocker chic look you can wear into fall.
Normally I save talking about the shoes in my outfits for last, but these metallic pink booties are too much of a statement. So, we’re talking about them first today. I’m all about investing in classic shoes that you’ll get a lot of mileage out of, particularly when you’re dropping some cash on them. Balance is key, so I also think that every once in a while if you find a pair of “OH MY GOD” shoes that really speak to you, you should get them. Some of my most loved, most fun, and most conversation-worthy shoes are from these moments. Pretend we’re talking in Marie Kondo speak: if a pair of shoes spark joy, get them. These were joy sparkers for me.
These glorious pink ladies are by Anine Bing. I saw her speak at an event and she was wearing these. At the time, they weren’t out yet, so I literally stalked the brand’s website and all social media channels until they were released and bought them the second I could. I’m so happy I got them despite their very impractical color, because they instantly make any outfit F-U-N.
Since the shoes are a lot, I toned down the rest of the outfit with monochromatic but still visually interesting pieces. Cool shoes need a cool look, which is why I embraced the rocker chic-ness with this raw-hem denim mini skirt (only $55 and so easy to wear with a ton of stuff) and a worn-in graphic t-shirt. (Also by Anine Bing; seriously I have an obsession.) I’m wearing a small in the shirt but could’ve easily gone down a size.
This $45 leopard clutch holds everything and is a fun print, while still being a neutral. I’ve had mine for a couple of years now and they still sell it because it’s a cute finishing touch to add a pattern pop to any look. I recently rediscovered it in my closet and and kind of in to all things leopard lately.
While I don’t necessarily want summer to be over, I also can’t wait to switch out the denim mini for a pair of skinny leather pants come fall. Or heck, I even love this look with sheer tights! Some things just are great year round, like a killer pair of shoes and an effortless graphic t-shirt. Alternatively, if you don’t have or want leather pants, pair with black jeans and a leather jacket for your rocker chic look. I’ll link a few real and faux options in the carousel below!
There’s something about NYC that always makes me want to dress edgier than when I’m in Los Angeles, so I made a promise to myself that I would start to be just as daring in Los Angeles as I am over here in New York City!
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