For me, getting dressed for a weekend night out goes one of two ways. Sometimes, I can throw on an outfit, feel pretty good about, and be out the door in minutes. Other times, it’s a mad dash to find something acceptable that results in me being out of breath and my closet floor covered in clothes.
It’s all comes down to having enough options.
Today’s look is inspired by an outfit I wear regularly. It’s another jean alternative, that’s just as comfortable and appropriate for any casual get together on your calendar.
Essentially this is just a cozy sweater and legging outfit, but with the right pieces and a statement boot, it’s actually quite chic. When wearing less expensive pieces keeping the colors subtle and neutral will help elevate the look. This gray sweater by Old Navy is ideal since it’s long enough to pair with leggings but not oversizes.
For bottoms, these Vince Camuto Leggings have a bit more weight to them than traditional leggings so the look more like pants and less like active wear. They are on sale for $25 at Nordstrom Rack in limited sizes. For more sizes see here, and for plus size options see here,
Now for boots, you can wear a classic knee-high boot, or you can add a sexier element with one that goes over your knee. Look for a slim and clean-lined boot, avoid one with hardware or embellishments – you won’t get as much wear out of them. I like these at Nordstrom.
Because it’s a causal look, and the boots add an element of drama, I added a silver hoop – I always like a hoop and turtleneck. You can carry any black clutch or small bag you have. This clutch is just a simple leather pouch that comes in a variety of colors. It’s especially nice to keep in a larger work bag to run to lunch or after work drinks.