Layering is a big trend this winter season, and Elle Macpherson is one celebrity who knows how to play the layering game. Her mixture of fur, leather and denim looks effortless and city-chic. But, with all those layers, recreating Elle’s outfit could get pricey, fast! I’ve managed to put it all together for under $200. And with so many versatile layers, you are sure to add much than a $200 value to your winter wardrobe.
Black (Faux) Fur Vest
Dillard’s North East
1101 Melbourne Road
Hurst, Texas 76053
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm – 6pm
The outer layer of Elle’s outfit, and the main focal point, is her black fur vest. Now, wearing fur can be tricky as it starts looking bulking, especially over so many layers. As I tell my clients, “You should always look like you are wearing your clothes, not like your clothes are wearing you!” The key to keeping trim in these layers is to select a fur piece that is sleek and smooth so that it doesn’t add extra bulk to your waistline. I like this faux fur vest from Dillard’s for $58.80 because it also has a knit back, which contours to the body instead of looking boxy.
Light-Colored Leather Jacket
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75240
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Elle’s creamy pink leather jacket adds visual interest to her outfit and creates a nice contrast with her black fur vest. This pinky leather jacket from Charlotte Russe for $39.99 will help you recreate Elle’s look and will be a nice addition to your winter wardrobe. Paired with dresses, skirts or pants, this uniquely colored leather will quickly become one of your favorite clothing staples.
2417 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am – 10pm
If you are looking for a fun, graphic tee like Elle’s to layer under your leather jacket and fur vest, Target’s junior’s department is a great place to shop. With inexpensive graphic tees in a variety of colors, you can purchase several pieces to swap in and out for different layered looks. Don’t forget that when shopping in the junior’s department, if you aren’t really a junior, to go up a size or two…maybe even three…for a more comfortable fit!
Kohl’s North Dallas
18224 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs 8am-11pm; Weds, Fri 8am-12am; Sat 6am-12am; Sun 8am-10pm
A great pair of skinny jeans is a staple for most wardrobes. This pair from Kohl’s is only $29.99 and comes in four different shades to fit your every mood and outfit creating need. Skinny jeans are essential to remaking Elle’s look without bulking up the leg line. And, a slim-cut jean is critical when you need to tuck your trousers into tall boots, like Elle. But, if wearing skinny jeans isn’t your thing, then opt for a bootcut jean and an ankle boot to make this look work for your body shape and style.
Black High-Heeled Boots
DSW, Trinity Commons Shopping Center
3000 South Hulen
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Hours: Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
Elle’s look is finished off with a great pair of high-heeled boots that can be dressed up or down. This LifeStride boot, for $39.94 at DSW, will punch up your layers perfectly. The buckles will add visual interest, like the details on Elle’s boots, without overpowering the rest of your outfit. And, a great boot will last you several seasons and take you many of miles!
Lauren Bailey is the owner of Flawlessly Fashioned, a wardrobe consulting and personal shopping business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She works with clients of all ages, helping them to develop a flawless wardrobe that fits their lifestyle and career preferences. Learn more about Lauren at www.flawlesslyfashioned.com and follow her on Flawlessly Fashioned’s Facebook page for daily fashion tips.