FASHION FROM ABROAD: Effortlessly Chic

If you cherish your favorite leather jacket and wear it all the time, you’re just like me. It is one of the best fashion investments I have made to my wardrobe over the years. Especially in these winter months, leather has been my best friend. My leather jacket accompanies me anywhere from class to going out at night with my girlfriends. Here in Europe I have seen leather street style all over, including places like London, Barcelona and Paris. It is not only trendy but also practical at the same time. As my friend and I wore our Hunter Boots on the first day in Italy, we quickly realized that we were very out of place. While they are very popular in America, no one wears them here in Italy, and we stuck out like crazy. One of the best pieces of advice I got coming abroad was to dress like the locals. Leather will help you fit in every time!

Secretly, I have been eyeing these snake print booties for quite some time now (yes I do frequently make a weekly shopping run here in Rome). So when I saw this Fashionista, I knew that everyone else needed to see how she put together this fabulous ensemble. In wearing a denim skirt like, this you don’t want to make your legs look short. These booties with the short skirt elongate this Fashionista’s legs. You also could pair the skirt with a lace-up pair with pointed toes to get the same effect. I love the leather look on denim. Also, this winter we are seeing more and more celebs like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner constantly rocking the crop top. This Fashionista pulls her classic black crop top off and complements it with a comfy Calvin Klein sports bralette underneath. Nothing is better and comfier than throwing on some tights underneath your favorite skirt and this Fashionista’s pair complete her grunge look.

Whether a longer skirt or short don’t forget how easy it is to pair leather and denim together, specifically in these colder winter months. You can even throw on a neutral light sweater or a flannel underneath your leather for some extra warmth. Also, check out fun glasses like the one this Fashionista plays with in her outfit. They are everywhere this season in pastels, metallics and other colors. It’s so fun to add to add to your outfit and take it to the next level!

Captured: The Louvre. Paris, France.