This time of the year is wonderful in New York, but also quite fickle – one day it’s sweater and skirt weather and the next day it’s freezing!
How do you fight this never-ending weather war? Layers, my friends – lots of layers. Today I’m tackling this issue by sharing one outfit from Karen Kane, and four ways to style it depending on where you live and what the weather is like.
Growing up in Arizona, winter was the worst! While the rest of the world got to wear boots and coats, we had to stick to leggings and sweaters, and it totally bummed me out. After living in NYC, I won’t say I don’t miss those warmer winter days, but I’m still having a love affair with the cooler temps. Nevertheless, I have found the perfect solution for Zonies and New Yorkers alike – suede leggings.
I found these faux-suede Karen Kane leggings at Macy’s and I’m obsessed! I’m not even going to lie, last week I wore them for three days straight because it was cold, and I’m on my full-on holiday diet (cookies on cookies) so “leggings are the only thing that fit me right now”. Jk, well kind of. But these cuties are my new BFF. They pair perfectly with my favorite suede over-the-knee boots and are great to wear with a bold colored sweater, like this blue babe also from Karen Kane.
Since I have some junk in the trunk, I don’t like to wear leggings unless my behind is covered. This is where a long sweater, like this soft one from Karen Kane, comes in handy. The asymmetrical hem is cute but also offers some great coverage to make me feel confident enough to wear these comfy leggings. For an extra layer of warmth, I added another Macy’s find – this Karen Kane faux suede and shearling vest to complete the look. I’ve also been wearing this guy on replay, over sweaters and under coats with almost every winter look.
Together, these three pieces are perfect winter styling essentials. Depending on the weather, you can add another layer with a warm coat, bold scarf and matching beanie to keep you bundled this winter no matter where you live.
Get the look:
Thanks to Macy’s & ShopStyle for partnering on this post!