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Winter Must Have: Leather Leggings

Leather
Madewell black turtleneck top / Duster coat, $24 / Yves Saint Laurent black skinny jeans / Yves Saint Laurent leather flat, $850 / Givenchy black handbag / Illesteva matte black glasses

Lately I’ve been obsessed with leather leggings. They’re an amazing staple for the winter. Ever since graduating it’s been a little difficult to dress up everyday. Leather leggings are an easy way to spruce up any look, yet stay effortless. The best thing is that they come in many patterns and styles, so it’s super easy to change it up a bit. Even though they’re leather, they shouldn’t be paired with short shirt or blouse. Pair with a longer sweater, button down or tunic for an effortless chic look. Below are some options if you’re looking to add leather leggings to your wardrobe.

Swell Liquid Legging- $19.50 (purchase here)

BCBG Max Azria Mari Legging- $55.20 (purchase here)

Nasty Gal Glamorous Hang Tight Legging- $58.00 (purchase here)

What is your winter staple? Leave a comment below of your winter favorites!

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Trendy Tuesday: Grey Matter.

Hello everyone! Thank you for tuning in for Trendy Tuesday!

ImageOne trend that’s hot this fall and winter are bright and vibrant colors. Another hot trend embraces the gloomy and cool weather during the winter. Using combinations of the color grey in your wardrobe can set you apart from the bunch.  Instead of pairing black with white, you can use grey as one of your staple colors. Grey is the perfect color for this winter because of its versatility. You can go for a light grey, which will look more polished and dressy. Or you could opt for a darker grey, which could be a little more causal and cozy.

 ImageThe first look utilizes a neutral grey color. This look is perfect for the east coast. I am in love with this outfit because it looks so expensive, yet it is extremely affordable! I also love this outfit because it’s versatile. It is extremely comfy, yet extremely put together. The statement piece of this look is the turtleneck sweater dress. This is a piece that should be apart of everyone’s fall/winter wardrobe. To complete this look I paired it with a black sweater coat, black Chelsea boots, and a black clutch. Since it gets pretty cold on the east coast you could layer up and pair this look with a pair of opaque tights. I thought it was necessary to pair the turtleneck sweater dress with all black accessories. The completed outfit was sophisticated and cozy, which is perfect for the holiday season.

  1. Women Heavy Gauge Sweater Coat, $40, from uniqlo.com
  2. Women Alpaca Blend Dress$30, from uniqlo.com
  3. Chelsea Boots, $40, from hm.com
  4. L. Credi Clutch, $40, from zalando.co.uk

ImageThe second look is extremely causal and I love it. As a student it is always important to be super comfortable while looking put together. The sweat pant’s caught my eye and was the foundation of this look. Usually sweatpants tend to look boring. I thought these were so cool because of the black details around the waist, knees, and ankles. I thought the black and silver zippers gave the classic sweat pant an edgy look. This look can either go for the west or east coast. If in a colder climate I would suggest layering up and pairing with a warm overcoat. I paired the sweat pant with a black blouse, white platform Converse, a grey backpack and a grey scarf. This look embraced the grey tend, but wasn’t overwhelming because of the different grey tones.

  1. Women Stand Collar Long Sleeve Blouse, $30, from uniqlo.com
  2. Sweatpants, $40, from hm.com
  3. Converse All Star Platform Sneaker, $65, from nastygal.com
  4. 9 On The Go Backpack$40, from ninewest.com

ImageThe forth look was something different and out of my comfort zone for the winter. Usually in the winter I don’t embrace lighter colors. I thought to step out of my comfort zone I would pair grey with some lighter colors. I fell completely in love with these light grey trousers. They were such a beautiful color and I had to base an outfit around them. I decided to pair the trousers with a white light weight long sleeve blouse, light pink Chelsea boots, a light pink bomber jacket, and a grey croc tote. As said before this look was completely out of my comfort zone. However, I loved using different tones of grey and pink to make this look complete.

  1. Acne Olympia Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket, $500, from net-a-porter.com
  2. Tara Jarmon Blouse, $295, from placedestendances.com
  3. Willow Jersey Trousers, $250, from whistles.co.uk
  4. Acne Studios Star Ankle Boots, $520, from openingceremony.us
  5. Givenchy Grey Croco Bag HDG, $2,285, from veryeickhoff.com
  6. Karen Walker Orbit Sunglasses, $329, from shopbop.com

ImageThe final look is very causal. This was actually one of my favorites out of the four looks. As said previously, if you’re in a cooler climate you can simply sport an overcoat with this look. The statement piece of this look was the ankle boots. These ankle boots are absolutely perfect and unique. These boots had two tones of grey, which complimented each other perfectly. I paired the boots with a grey and black sweatshirt, black trousers, sunglasses, and a dark grey tote.

  1. Proenza Schouler Knitted Sweater, $600, from ekseption.es
  2. Lanvin High Waisted Tailored Trouser, $553, from farfetch.com
  3. Senso Women’s Bryony Waxed Leather Boots, $320, from coogles.com
  4. Milli Millu Grey Calf Leather ‘Bilbao’ Handbag, $770, from profliefashion.com
  5. The Row 63 Sunglasses, $423, from mytheresa

I hope this post has inspired you to embrace grey during the winter months. To show me your grey looks follow me on Instagram (@_Jairx3) and hashtag #fashionroyaltyblog, I would love to see your recreations and original looks! If I don’t get to post before Thanksgiving, I just wanted to wish all of my readers a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

4 Holiday Approved Gem Tone Looks

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday!

The holiday season is approaching quickly. In comes the cold weather, snow, Christmas songs, and peppermint flavored treats there are many things to think about during this time. Our first holiday, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner and many people are scrambling for outfit inspiration for family gatherings or holiday parties. .

For Trendy Tuesday, I thought it would be a great to share four looks embracing the gem tone trend. As said before since the holiday parties are coming up fast, I thought four looks, two affordable and two expensive. I will also have two looks for a warmer climate and two looks for a colder setting. Gem tones are my favorite for this season. These tones are rich and has a since of warmth. These tones also look amazing when are used within a velvet or satin fabric. It ultimately gives a polished look and a look that is holiday appropriate.

The first look can be worn in a warm or colder climate and is super affordable! Onyx and rubies inspired the color scheme for this look. Red and black are also colors that are commonly used during the holiday season. Black is always forgiving and red contributes to the holiday spirit. The statement piece of this outfit is the ruby bodycon dress. To wear this dress in a cooler climate, I would just suggest pairing with a pair of tights (nude or sheer black). Since this piece is simple you can play up the rest of your look with different textures. To complete the look I paired this dress with a fitted black coat, leopard pumps, a beaded clutch, and black crystal chandelier earrings.

  1. V Neck Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress, $30, from boohoo.com
  2. Bodycon Long Coat, $28, from amazon.com
  3. Cult Ella Pump Leopard, $68, from nastygal.com
  4. Unoiven Earrings, $10, from aldoshoes.com
  5. Black Beaded Sparkly Box Clutch, $32, newlook.com

ImageThe second look is also very flexible when it comes to climate. Rubies and amber tones inspired this look’s color scheme. As said before red/bordeaux is a popular color during the holiday months. I loved the pairing of bordeaux and amber because both of these color have warm tones. They also bring color into your complexion during the colder months. This look in particular has multiple affordable statement pieces. The piece that structured this look was the embellished crop top. I thought this piece was perfect because of the amber tones within the beading in the top. It was a tasteful and holiday appropriate piece. Since it was a crop top, I chose to pick garments to tone the rest of the look down. I paired the top with a burgundy blazer, black trousers, burgundy velvet loafers, a leopard faux fur clutch, and amber and gold jewelry.

  1. Burgandy Long Sleeve Jacket, $48, from missselfridge.com
  2. Beige Embellished Racer Front Crop Top, $24, from topshop.com
  3. Black Petite Tapered Trousers, $42, from wallisfashion.com
  4. Leopard Box Clutch, $40, from dailylook.com
  5. Filigree Stone Earrings, $14, from asos.com
  6. House of Harlow 1960 Gold Three Stack Ring, $50, shopthetrendboutique.com
  7. Chevorn Ring, $3.80, from forever21.com
  8. Geo Ring Set, $4.80, from forever21.com
  9. Splendid Cannes Smoking Shoes, $78, from shopbop.com
  10. MAC Lipstick, $15, from nordstrom.com
  11. NYX Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palette, $9.99, from target.com

ImageThe third look is perfect for chilly weather and if you have a larger budget (don’t forget, these looks can be recreated with affordable pieces).  Just like the first look, onyx and rubies inspired this look. If you live on the east coast it gets pretty cold during the holiday months. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to start this look off with a heavy yet chic over coat. This coat is unique, however it does the job by keeping you nice and warm. I pared the coat with a pair of black pleated trousers and a cool textured burgundy t-shirt styled top. This shirt is also embellished with gems around the neckline, which gives it a polished look. To finish off the look I pared this look with simple diamond studs, a crystal cocktail ring, burgundy feather clutch, and leopard loafers.

  1. Black Waterfall Coat, $97, from riverisland.com
  2. Ponte Embellished Tee, $195, from rebeccataylor.com
  3. Diane Von Furstenberg Alpine Trouser, $97, from matchesfashion.com
  4. RAS Moccasins, $215, from yoox.com
  5. Marabou Feather Bag, $81, from topshop.com
  6. Bronze Ring w/ Swarovski Crystal Teardrop, $84, from artisandesigngallery.com
  7. Carat 1.5 Eternal Stud Earrings, $230, from harrods.com
  8. Aerin Lipstick: Winter Color Collection, $30, from bloomingdales.com
  9. Penelope Cruz Makeup by Charlotte Tubury, from beautyeditor.ca

The final look is great for if you live in a warmer climate, yet still want to embrace the holiday look. For this look I though sapphire and ruby tones would go great together. Keeping the holiday inspiration I decided to stick to fabrics such as velvet and accents such as beading or embellishments and knitted mesh. The statement piece is a beautiful wide knitted navy knee length skirt. The length of the skirt is playful yet modest, which allows you to play with the other pieces of this look. I completed this look with a black beaded crop top, black suede pumps, a burgundy alligator clutch, and ruby gems.

  1. Petite Fluffy Crop Tee, $56, from topshop.com
  2. Jacobbirge Skirt No 2, $564, notjustalabel.com
  3. Givenchy Judy Suede Pump, $730, harrods.com
  4. Chanel 5 Colours Exclusive Palette, $80, from nordstroms.com
  5. 10k White Fold Garnet Studs, $359, from macys.com
  6. Helene Handbags Alligator Zip Clutch, $3,150, from marissacollections.com
  7. Rare 11.33ct Red Burma Spinel Diamond Ring, from 1stdibs.com
  8. Chanel Chance, $155, from harrdos.com

I really hope these looks have given you inspiration for your holiday outfit. I’d love to see the recreations you come up with so to show me your looks, go on Instagram (follow me: @_Jairx3) and hashtag #fashionroyaltyblog! Remember, I can only see photos from public pages! I hope everyone has a great week and happy holidays.

Best, Jair xx