Unexpected Elements

Personally, there is no outfit more fun than a super fitted top with a giant girly skirt. Flattering on every body type, this combo has been in style basically since the Middle Ages. But just between us, the best thing about this outfit to me is the story behind the pieces.

I don’t know how many times I have gone on and on to you guys about the benefits of experimenting with your wardrobes. Try pairing things that you didn’t think would go together, mix low and high-end items, and don’t be afraid of a vintage cut; these are just a few of the things we have talked about here on The Stylephile. And in this post, I have actually taken those sentiments to quite an extreme. In honor of Halloween being just around the corner, I decided to turn my college Cat Woman costume into a look that is about as far from that of a super-villain as one could get. Let me break down the anatomy of this look for ya. The leather top is a dress that was my costume. This skirt, if you can believe it, was $20 from Choie’s. The fur is faux from a vintage store on the Upper East Side, and I think it cost me $20, if that. And while the bag and the shoes are a little more high-end, they are wardrobe staples that I plan to wear forever.

When you take the time to play around with the items in your closets you can come up with super unique outfits that really tell a story. This is my favorite way to express myself with fashion, because everything about the look becomes significant and memorable to me. I never thought I could feel like Carrie Bradshaw in a Cat Woman costume, but that is what is so great about having fun with your personal style!









From Head to Toe:

Fur: Vintage, Top: Similar here and here, Skirt: Choie’s, Shoes: c/o Piperlime, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Cuff: BCBG

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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