Jersey City is a hub of construction — new buildings or brownstone rehabs seem to be on every other block. I thought the rough hewn look of this almost finished condo was the perfect backdrop for this post. While I love all the individual pieces in this outfit, I wasn’t sure about the total effect. But on second look, I’m pretty happy with the combo. It’s a mostly black palette with the pop of red plaid and leopard. And red lipstick! Which I probably dare to wear once a year.
A trio of must-have pieces are the foundation, not just for this one look but for your entire wardrobe: black leather moto jacket, black cashmere turtleneck and a black boots — in this case with a bit of “combat” attitude. (To be honest I also have OTK black boots and 5 pairs of black booties, too.) The red plaid slip dress was just an easy, versatile silhouette. I love animal patterns and monogramming, and this needlepoint clutch combines both!
Turtleneck: Kit & Ace (a truly indispensable wardrobe staple)
All photos by Lydia Filosa and MP Allegaert