Do you have those pieces in your closet you want to wear regardless of what the weather looks like outside? I have tons of those. In fact I’m convinced that just about everything in my closet can be worn anytime – at least in Los Angeles. Denim and pleather/leather/vinyl are those materials that can totally complete any look, and as far as I’m concerned you can and should wear them whenever you like. Fortunately though it’s been relatively temperate around LA these past few weeks. It’s not too hot that I can’t wear my favorite vinyl skirt, but also not to cold that I have to coverup my favorite button down denim shirt.
When it comes to a relatively short statement mini skirt, the key is to tone it down with a more subdued top like a button down shirt. If I wore this skirt with a tank or a crop top, I feel like we’d be bordering a little too close to “Pretty Woman”, instead of what we want which is “Fashionable Woman”. I mean of course we want to be pretty too, just not that kind of pretty.
I love my “boxy”, “structured”, “masculine” type shirts, and what better way to jazz up a simple staple than with a bit of custom embroidery? I got this shirt from AG Jeans, and when I went down to their store opening in Orange County at the South Coast Plaza, Lot Stock & Barrel happened to be in attendance doing embroidery so ta-da! I got my name stitched on my shirt. Lot Stock & Barrel has a brick and mortar in Los Angeles right in the heart of 3rd Street, so if you live in the area you have easy access to the best custom embroiderers in town.
Don’t give up on your leathers/pleathers/denims just quite yet! Find the right mix between light/heavy and you’ll be good to go all season.
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Button Down Denim: AG Jeans – The Easton Shirt – $188
Skirt: Topshop – Black Vinyl Mini Skirt – $51 (on sale but limited sizes)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell – Beaton Slide Sandals – $130
Bag: Forever21 – Faux Leather Tassel Bucket Bag – $20 (on sale!)