|Leandra Medine of Man Repeller wearing Prada jacket, Comme des Garçons shirt, Carven skirt, and Miu Miu shoes|
The perfect outfit for transitional weather
Leandra Medine is one of my all-time style icons, and when she featured this look on her website, Man Repeller, I full on freaked out. Like, how good is this outfit? Not only is she wearing the Carven skirt I featured on my September Wish List (AND the Comme des Garçons top I featured in March!), but she's paired them with a red and blue quilted Prada jacket like a private school girl caught in the rain. She questioned the staying power of Blair Waldorf style when describing this look, who is of course now and forever a fashion influence—at least for me—and I just adore this outfit.
Not only is it high fashion preppy, but it features one of fall's big trends: the parka jacket. Think of it as colder weather's version of the in-style bomber jacket; sporty and cool, but with an added layer of warmth for winter.
This outfit is great for transitioning weather because it has layers, and you only need adjust the look depending on the temperature. Still warm? Ditch the jacket or switch to a lighter one. Getting pretty cold? Throw on tights and some ankle boots. Grab a warmer coat if needed. But the basic formula of parka jacket + blouse + check skirt is golden!