Photography: Greg Beuning
Wearing: Top- Genuine People, Skirt- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- Coach, Bag- Kate Spade Necklace- Gifted, Sunglasses- Michael Kors
This past Saturday Greg and I went to a birthday brunch with some friends and then headed over to the H Street Festival, which is a big street gathering on (you guessed it) H Street with lots of food vendors and live music and plenty of booze and such. It’s really great for the local businesses there, after the festival winded down we ended up getting drinks on several rooftops.
I wanted an outfit that was easy to wear, but was still really chic and had that festival vibe. It also had to incorporate fall in some way, since September is the perfect time to introduce that transitional piece or two into the wardrobe. That piece for me ended up being this really great cropped black sweater from Genuine People.
I actually discovered this brand while browsing on Spring, an amazing online shopping app I highly recommend to anyone who loves high-low mixing. It seemed like a lot of the pieces I was liking and saving for further examination were by this brand, so I figured I had to try them and see if the actual clothing would be just as stylish. This sweater is incredibly stylish. It’s sexy, but still sophisticated and I can see it being worn with jeans or a skirt in both a casual and more going out setting. I love that the neckline is high, as it really balances out the crop.
Since the weather was still hot on Saturday, I couldn’t make this look completely fall. The sweater did the trick to bring me into the spirit and give a tasteful nod to the start of the season, but the rest of the outfit I kept light and airy. I paired the top with a blue, polka-dot, layered mini skirt. This was definitely the standout piece. It had a lot going on and were I wear it with something equally as loud up top, it might not have worked, but the key is to have a balance and keep extra fun in subtle detailing.
For shoes, I went with my white Coach lace-up heels. This whole look is mad up easy separates and I wanted to keep that going all the way to my feet. However, I didn’t want to go too boring, so I think they add just the right element of surprise, while still working with the rest of the style.
I just love how easy it was to spend all day in this outfit. We moved around a lot, from brunch, to drinks, to festival, to rooftop, and I felt comfortable the whole time. I think great weekend fashion should always incorporate two things: comfort and a stylish opportunity to express your creative personality.