Fun fact: I hate wearing leggings as pants. Post-gym looks and weekend errand running aside, I personally feel that leggings should not be a part of my usual pant rotation, that is until I caught wind of these 5 recent street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion girls dwelling (and traveling to) that city are always thinking outside of the box, sartorially at least. From innovative layering techniques to always knowing about the coolest new brands before anyone else, the street style scene in this city is pretty much my main source of inspiration.
With that said, when I spotted a handful of these women styling leggings in ways that I actually wanted to recreate, I was quite shocked. Somehow, they managed to maintain the integrity of the leggings while also accompanying them with things that one would never normally wear with the garment such as tweed jackets, loafers, and big hair bows. Intrigued yet? Then go scroll away and get ready to shop the most innovative legging outfits of 2020.
In fashion, last year was the year of Katie Holmes and 2020 is proving to be exactly the same. With a number of viral fashion moments under her belt, there’s no doubt that everyone in the industry has been obsessing over her style. So, who is behind Katie Holmes’ most talked-about looks? Meet Allison Bornstein, a stylist with a knack for crafting outfits that are equal parts sexy and understated, elevated and attainable.
Yes, she’ll dress Holmes in a timeless satin dress, but she’ll also add in pair of knee-high pony hair zebra boots from Khaite to make it feel modern and cool. But the looks are also approachable. She wears jeans on repeat, and often chooses affordable pieces, like the $78 T-shirt she wore with head-to-toe Chanel. This, is the magic of the looks Bornstein styles for Holmes.
A quick visit to Bornstein’s Instagram, @allisonbornstein6, and it’s clear that she believes in making fashion accessible and has a sensibility for high-low dressing. There, she has a series where she breaks down wardrobe staples and current trends with her recommendations for how to style them and shop them at any price point. Addicted to the series myself, I asked Bornstein to share her affordable shopping picks to tap into the coolest spring 2020 trends. Here, the best spring trends for under $200, hand-picked by Allison Bornstein.
Me and my mom have the same taste in many things in life—music (salsa), food (cheeseburgers), travel (South America), and movies (romantic comedies all the way!). But when it comes to our fashion tastes, we couldn’t be more different. My mother is a true maximalist—she favors vibrant colors and vivacious prints. Her mantra is “the more sparkle, the better.” Bring on the accessories and statement earrings. Ruffles, fringe, florals! She is vibrant, bold, and spirited. And I love her for it.
I, on the other hand, dress mostly in beige, black, or white. I hardly ever touch prints (unless it’s basic stripes), my accessories are pared-back, and I live in what my mom likes to call “house jeans.” My mother is yearning for me to put on red lipstick, red shoes, red anything!
Despite our sartorial differences, there are still a handful of pieces that we repeatedly do agree on time and time again. These consist mostly of chic and trusty basics that ground me and my mom’s looks no matter what we’re wearing.
On a recent shopping trip together at Nordstrom, as we mazed through the racks, I was pleasantly surprised on the number of items me and my 69-year-old mother both enthusiastically agreed on.
From black blazers to white loafers and a sweet floral-print blouse—perhaps she’s rubbing off on me, or I on her, but we both agreed not to disagree on these chic pieces below…