It snowed in Kansas City last night...crazy, right? The weather in the Midwest is absolutely ridiculous! This morning we had snow and ice, and tomorrow it’ll be back to 70 degrees. Since this will likely be my last winter post until October rolls around, I figured this is the perfect time to highlight my teddy bear coat, because honestly who knows what the fashion trends will be next winter.
I originally shot these pictures during Christmas 2018. They’ve been sitting in my camera roll that long, and I honestly just forgot about them. But this holiday look was one of my favorite looks that I’ve ever done.
When I think of the holidays, I think of plaid. Rather than going with the traditional plaid button-down that you often see in family holiday pictures, I instead choose to wear a pair of high-rise red black double-layered leggings. I’ve worn these leggings in a variety of ways. Often, in a “punk-rock” inspired look with a giant band tee and an oversized jean jacket.
For this particular look, I wanted a more classic outfit for taking family pictures. To create this look, I paired a plain black turtleneck with my leggings, and tucked the top in. Tucking the top helps to create a sleek look on the “under layer” of the outfit. When you’re layering a look, the under layer is what I consider the basic pieces that make up your outfit, such as your top or your leggings or jeans. The “outer layer” of this outfit is made up solely of the teddy bear coat. I found this teddy bear coat at Forever 21 a few years before they really gained their popularity. I only paid $20.00 for this coat at the time of purchase. Currently, a teddy bear coat can run upwards of $100 or more.
In my opinion, the best way to style high-rise leggings in the winter is with a knee high or thigh high boot. An ankle boot or even a mid-calf boot doesn’t come high enough to create a sleek base when styling with a piece of oversized outerwear. These knee high boots are from Rue 21, and are incredibly comfy, even after a long day of walking.
Hopefully, this is winter’s last hoorah in Kansas City. Fingers crossed.
- Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
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