Since I’m always on the hunt for the latest fashion finds and a new styling challenge, I partnered with Lucy Paris to showcase how you can optimize a two-piece matching set. Together, the top and skirt create a continuous flow full of brilliant fall colors. Separately the patterned top and skirt become power pieces that pack a punch when paired with solid colored items and a few quick accessories. You can read about my styling process and the items that I paired with the matching set under the video.
Here’s a look at how these three outfits were brought to life as I roam the streets of Nolita in New York City while searching for of my next great discovery to share with you. I absolutely love this neighborhood because of the variety of small stores, restaurants, wall art and creative vibes that pulse at every hour of the day. What’s your favorite neighborhood in New York City? Tell me in the comment section at the very bottom of the page!
Already having this ivory, sheer-knit and a pair of black, high-waisted pants in my closet, I was able to mix and match the two pieces to create three different looks within minutes. With black and white pieces as the base, the styling fun to be had came down to accessories and footwear.
I like to purchase a few new affordable belts and earrings each season just to have on hand. I never really have an outfit in mind when I purchase these pieces that call to me. However, when you’re obsessed with something you find a way to work it in. That was true with the purple serpent belt and the burnt orange wrap belt that I got last year. While the orange wrap belt literally ties together the outfit with the patterned skirt and ivory sweater, the purple belt breaks up the look where both pieces from the set are worn together. Accessories are the best for adding trendy details without breaking the bank. The same can be said for these red over-the-knee boots (priced at $100) and white kitten heel booties (less than $150).
All Outfit Details: Off-the-shoulder top, Lucy Paris | Skirt, Lucy Paris | Sweater, Free People | Pants, Boohoo | Purple belt, Free People | Orange Belt, Asos (last year) | Red boots, Mango | White boots, Free People | While Slingbacks (last year: only available in red, black and camel now), Marc Fisher | Pearl drop earrings, Free People | Sunglasses, Tom Ford
Below, you can see more of these three looks. I hope they inspire you to mix and match your sets this fall!
This post was made in collaboration with Lucy Paris, however, opinions are my own.
Video production and photography: www.jgoldbergproductions.com