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Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Givenchy Scarf + Topshop Coat | The Style Scribe

Although I talk on and on about the importance of owning basics and neutrals, sometimes you just need a statement or colorful piece to brighten up your look! I found the perfect periwinkle blue coat at Topshop while in New York for fashion week, and was counting down the days until I could sport it in London! If I had to choose my favorite color (other than black), I’d have to say blue – I have a lot of navy, cornflower and powder blue in my closet, so this coat fit right in! When THE OUTNET said I could pick out a few things to shoot while in London, I immediately looked for accessories that would compliment, but not take away from, the coat. First, I found this gorgeous Givenchy scarf – I love the pink, powder blue and black color scheme and the mixed print of roses and chains. It looks wonderful around the neck (figure out all the fab ways to tie your scarves here), but just as pretty tied onto a handbag.

Speaking of handbags, the other item I chose for this look was a classic leather bag in a fashion forward silhouette – obviously this trendy (but timeless) bucket bag fit the bill. It’s another winner from THE OUTNET’s Iris & Ink collection and under $250. Be sure to check out all of THE OUTNET’s incredible pieces here.

PS – Happy Halloween! Since I just got back from London last night, I’ll probably be laying low this weekend to catch up on sleep and cure the jet lag. Hope you all have a safe and fun weekend! Can you believe November starts tomorrow? This year is just flying by…

SHOP THE LOOK BELOW

Coat: Topshop, Sweater: Iris & Ink, Jeans: James Jeans, Bag: Iris & Ink, Shoes: Rag & Bone, Scarf: Givenchy, Earrings: BaubleBar, Sunglasses: Celine, Nails: Essie in Sand Tropez

{shot by Krystal Schlegel }

black on black on black

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

Black Aritzia Sweater | The Style Scribe

There are few things I love more than a chic, all-black look. Last week I showcased a few favorite black basics under $100, so I felt it was only appropriate to feature a  monochrome black ensemble! If you’re not on a strict budget this fall and don’t need to stick to the under $100 rule, there are a few key black pieces that you need to see/lust after/buy (in addition to this look of course).

#1 – a luxe pair of leather or suede leggings. My favorite pair of leggings from last fall are back and better than ever! What’s wonderful about this style is that it looks amazing with heels and flats, but they’re thin enough to wear tucked into your favorite boots too. This pair more elevated than jeans or jersey leggings, aren’t bulky, and are timeless. If leather is more your speed, try this pair (own ‘em and love ‘em!) or this faux leather option.

#2 – this season’s hottest bag style: the bucket bag. I borrowed this one from THE OUTNET to shoot in London and it is amazing! So sleek and under $250. Halston Heritage, Saint Laurent, See by Chloe and Gucci all have gorgeous options too!

#3 – a skirt with flare. Like the one in this post, I’m always looking for edgy pieces in staple shades. Even though the style is somewhat fashion forward, because it’s in basic black, it will stand the test of time. Whether it features fringe, an avant garde bow or a ruffled, waterfall hem, just pair your skirt with a soft sweater and heels for an effortless, chic fall/winter look.

#4 – beautiful ballet flats. A classic, comfortable shoe that is found at Chanel and Target alike, it’s a good alternative when boots or booties don’t work. This pair from SJP’s Nordstrom collection is the next item on my all-black wish list. A few other pairs I’m craving include this scalloped pair by Chloe (and these!), this patent Prada pair, and these Saint Laurent flats.

SHOP THE LOOK BELOW

Sweater: Aritzia, Skirt: Zara, Clutch: c/o Clare Vivier, Shoes: Rag & Bone, Earrings: BaubleBar, Nails: Essie in Sand Tropez

{ shot by Krystal Schlegel }