Grey Suede Moto Jacket | $22 Twist Front Tee | Black Skinny Jeans | Grey Suede Booties (4 colors, 20% off!) | Grey Leather Saddle Bag | Similar $55 Black Sunglasses | Silver Necklace | Silver Bracelet
Shortly after moving to Chicago, I realized there’s no room on your shoe shelf for the peep toe bootie. They just aren’t practical. There’s a short window of about 2 weeks of fall where you can wear them before they become too compromising for warmth. And while peep toes are often the cutest bootie, I think these grey suede boots give the peep toe a run for its money. The cut of this boot is incredibly flattering, the heel is modest so it’s comfortable for walking, and the rich grey color has completely won my heart. I love these boots! I even owned last years version in olive so I got this years in a new color!
While I plan to continue walking to work in Nikes until I need to break out the SORELs, I can’t wait to style these boots for work. If you’ve been following my work OOTDs, there’s a great mix of super professional and more “casual Friday” looks. These booties fall in the middle to a little more casual when I style them but look out for that! I walk around a lot during the day so I like how comfortable they are (which also makes them great for a night out or the weekend)!
Since grey is my favorite color, I wanted to try more of a monochromatic look and also test out my layers. Having just picked up this grey suede moto (I have it in brown too), I was excited to start pairing it with pieces I already owned. It layered really well over this $22 twist front tee (comes in 6 colors). I also love this jacket with a white tunic over my favorite faux leather leggings and a pair of OTK boots. For anyone who’s asked me for ways to wear OTKs to the office, you’ll definitely see me in this combination as it gets cooler!
PS. Having just got back from 100+ degree temps in Miami this weekend, I’m feeling a little more grateful for fall in the Midwest. When we were walking down Lincoln Road, I couldn’t believe how many shops were advertising fall clothing. How many people are really buying boots and sweaters when you can barely walk a few steps outside without sweating? I saw more people with bikini shopping bags than clothing ones and I completely understand why.