Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat

Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com

January gave us a taste of warm weather with springlike temps that had me reaching for lighterweight staples. February, on the other hand, has seemingly made up for it with an endless amount of rain—and even the tiniest bit of snow! But while it’s almost an instinct to want to bundle back up when it’s cold and raining, I actually still prefer to stick to lightweight staples that are easy to layer. Enter my favorite rainy day style: the trench coat. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of anorak and cargo style rain jackets in my collection, which do the job, at least in California, but there’s something so classic, timeless and effortless about a tan trench coat. You can be wearing the most basic outfit and popping on a trench coat will instantly elevate the look and even how you feel. If you don’t have one in your collection yet, I promise it’s a style worth investing in and certainly a style that belongs in any capsule collection. 

FYI, this particular trench is a few years old by Andrew Marc and wasn’t a huge splurge in any way but it’s taken me FAR and through many, many seasons, rainy or otherwise. 

The day I wore this outfit, we actually had a break in the rain so I was able to slip into flats for work and paired these black Madewell skinny jeans with a leopard bodysuit from & Other Stories. I don’t typically go for leopard print but I love the almost-subtle pop when paired with black. The trench coat really helps tone it down for day but you could just as easily add a black moto jacket and black booties for an edgy look for night or slip into white sneakers for something casual-cool. 

One last tip when looking for a trench: if you’ll truly be wearing it in the rain, try looking for a hooded style—they don’t all have them!

Do you have a trench coat in your collection? As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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White Ruffle Top and Black Ripped Jeans

Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below |  Levi's Jeans  |  Nordstrom Sandals  |  Kinilush Bag  |  Daniel Wellington Watch  c/o |   Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below | Levi's Jeans | Nordstrom Sandals | Kinilush Bag | Daniel Wellington Watch c/o |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Disclaimer: I wore this outfit and wrote this blog post back in April and somehow never published it! I had somewhat put these rugged black 721 Levi's away for the hot summer months but now that fall is around the corner, they'll certainly be making an appearance in my everyday wardrobe rotation. And I just found them on sale for $49.95, so I thought I'd share!

I wore them with this white ruffle top from H&M paired with white slide sandals this spring but I can totally see this same outfit working with brown booties, a fedora hat or maybe an olive utility jacket or brown moto jacket for a fall spin. I really love the feminine vibe of this top paired with slightly edgy bottoms like these for a look that feels effortless and not overly girly. It's definitely easy to throw on and feel put together. 

Unfortunately, this exact top has now sold out but I did link a few dupes below for you. Definitely, don't hesitate to grab these jeans for fall! For sizing reference, I am in between sizes and sized UP to a 26 in these. I tend to do that with higher cotton-content Levi's styles. If it helps, I am also 5'6" and also cuff the hem to hit at the ankle. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Summer Denim: White Cotton Top and Lace-up Sandals

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Do you have a go-to outfit? To me, there’s not much better than an effortless white top and jeans combination. When every other outfit fails, this is an outfit I’ll always rely on. Just with little twists to mix things up.

I grabbed my go-to Levi’s jeans (these have a Mom-jean-like feel but a flattering fit) and added this BB Dakota white off-the-shoulder top for a summer vibe. I love the gauzy cotton feel, which is lightweight and easy to wear. It's a great style to dress up for date night and I can't wait to tuck it into all my shorts through summer, as well.

For a summer spin for daytime, I slipped into these Madewell lace-up sandals but you could easily add flats, sneakers, loafers…you name it. I personally love how a lace-up detail adds a little something extra but a pair of slides in any color would also look effortless and easy.

This Madewell circle crossbody is the epitome of effortless and truly goes with everything. I love how it's on-trend yet still classic. It's also currently on sale—snag it while you can!

As always, thank you for reading! 

x Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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White Leather Keds Sneakers

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Keds Ace White Leather Sneakers
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Dressing for comfort is easily my favorite kind of style. There's something about throwing on my most flattering jeans and slipping into sneakers that makes me feel like I can tackle the day and it's a combination that's quickly taken over my wardrobe. If an outfit makes you feel put-together, cool and comfortable in an instant—you can't beat it. 

For me, pulling off the athleisure trend without feeling frumpy is all about having a few elevated staples. You know—that tee that doesn't have stains, holes and permanent wrinkles, your favorite jeans that suck everything and make your butt look good, a splurge-worthy crossbody bag and a cool pair of kicks. These Keds Ace Sneakers are the epitome of casual-cool and will easily keep you on your feet all day long—from walking the dogs, running after little ones or spending too much time in Target. 

I've teamed up with Zappos.com and I genuinely cannot say enough good things. I bought these Keds sneakers on a Tuesday, they arrived the next day, and I paid zero for that 1-day shipping. They also have amazing customer service and a 365-day return policy which truly comes in handy when your time is precious. 

I haven't stopped wearing these Keds since the day I got them and I love how they're super simple without any overly trendy details. There's a reason you've seen them on the feet of women for 100 years—they're simply classic, timeless style with everyday comfort. And with so many styles to fit your needs for under $80? That's a win in my book. 

For this look, I slipped them on with high-rise jeans with a "Mom" feel and added an effortlessly soft tee and faux leather jacket for added coolness. If you grab your go-to bag (mine is always a crossbody and a circle style is right on trend), you'll be ready for wherever the day takes you but these leather kicks also make your lived-in joggers and a denim jacket look stylish. 

As always, thank you so much for reading,

Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

*This post is in collaboration with Zappos.com. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.