Now that we live in New York again I find myself wearing more and more neutrals. Not full the head-to-toe black uniform New Yorkers are known for but give me a year and I might get there. I took these photos before my trip to Paris and since I’ve worn versions of this outfit three times in as many weeks and the skirt is currently 50% off it seemed high time to share!
The key to wearing neutrals without blending in with the crowd is lots of rich texture. I am on a midi-skirt-with-turtleneck streak and love the thickness of this skirt’s material and accessible price point. Not to mention it’s the rare piece that is seasonally appropriate year round. Meghan Markle recently wore it during her tour of South Africa with a black tank top – the perfect warm weather pairing. I first wore this outfit to watch my best friend Paige be interviewed for an episode of Amanpour & Co, and for a celebratory dinner at The Polo Bar afterwards, and will probably follow Meghan’s lead and pair it with a tank top in the warmer months. The one thing I think it needs in all seasons is a belt. Mine is old but this one and this one are similar.
A classic camel-colored – or better yet – camel hair coat is a wardrobe staple. And while this is only the second time I’ve featured mine here on the blog it’s been in heavy rotation all winter. It’s just long enough to pair with my midi skirt collection, and has a generous raglan sleeve so it’s easy to throw on over a blazer. Belted or left open it this coat never fails to elevate an outfit.
Lastly, these boots have been another unsung hero of my winter wardrobe. I love that they are narrow at the ankle which balances the volume of most midi skirts, and the elegant tortoise heel that’s just tall enough for a little lift, but substantial enough for all day comfort. I clearly fall for all things tortoise shell whether it’s a boot, bag, or pair of retro sunnies!