shirt: old Forever 21 (similar) // skirt: Old Navy (sold out online) // boots: Old Navy // bag: Old Navy (similar) // headband: francesca's (similar) // pretzel necklace: c/o Vinca
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
By now, you hopefully know that you can totally wear black and brown together. Keep your browns in camel or cognac territory, and you've got a recipe for one classy outfit. My problem? I seem to have so much trouble matching my shoes and bags when it comes to this shade of brown because everyone's faux leather seems to have some variation to it. I was pleasantly surprised when I brought these boots home that they're an exact match for my favorite tote. Turns out the solution to my problem is purchasing your shoes and bags from the same place! As if I needed another reason to give all my money to Old Navy.
I ended up pretty happy with how this outfit came together at the last minute one day when I was running out to do some errands. It reminds me of the outfits I made when I first added this top to my closet back in 2014 (here, here, and here). I know there are a billion and a half reasons to not shop at Forever 21, but this top is on its third fall season and still going strong! I'd almost forgotten about it having moved my cold-weather clothes to another closet, but seeing Kimi's recent skater skirt outfits (one and two) jogged my memory, and I'm so glad they did!
Let's talk about this necklace. Vinca has so many cute food jewelry that I had trouble choosing a favorite, but ultimately couldn't say no to a wooden soft pretzel necklace. You'd be surprised how versatile it is. The necklace, I mean, but pretzels are pretty versatile, too, if you think about it. Cover them in salt, cinnamon, butter, icing, or cheese and they're still delicious. I guess you could say I like my clothes like I like my snacks: adaptable and always waiting for me at the mall after a hard day.