The good thing about all black ensembles is that you keep your options open in the shoe department. It was a no-brainer for me to go with these new leopard print ankle boots from Giuseppe Zanotti that I snagged on sale.
Barlow Leather Vest in Black
Denim shorts and tights will never get old for me. They are one of the best combinations in terms of comfort. Also, they don't add too much bulk so when you are feeling less than sexy during these dry winter days throw on a pair of tights and denim shorts. Trust me, you will love it. I like the tights from Express best because they never snag and are made in the USA. A black long sleeve tee on top is one of my most natural choices. I like a soft cotton tee and it is a basic in your closet. Layering a leather vest over top of the tee adds some warmth and edge. This one from Barlow has been in my closet for about a year with the tags still attached. Somehow I have this vest addiction, but I never end up wearing them often enough. I have the same problem with belts. Luckily, my shoes get worn pretty often. This vest is made in the USA and lined in silk. It features a lace-up back that I left pretty loose for these photographs.
Barlow is a brand that Shopbop used to carry and I think I snagged this vest for either 50% or 70% off. Now that I wore it once I am definitely gonna keep it in heavy rotation. Once you have a black leather vest on you can throw a faux fur coat on top and you will stay pretty warm. The good thing about all black ensembles is that you keep your options open in the shoe department. It was a no-brainer for me to go with these new leopard print ankle boots from Giuseppe Zanotti that I snagged on sale. These have a western feel with the toe and remind me of the Thakoon knot ankle boots I've been wearing lately.