Can we get a picture of short lace-ups with leggings? I own both and can't see them working together...
Since then, I've been looking for a cool outfit picture that not only shows the short lace-up boots paired with leggings...but one that is also mom-friendly. I think I finally found it.
Mom-friendly? Oh let me count the ways:
1. Layering a short dress over leggings helps with bum-coverage in a way that long tops often do not.
2. Leggings are super comfortable, washable, cheap, and fit everyone.
3. Hello, flat boots!
4. Little dresses like these are a dime-a-dozen these days. And so effortless.
5. This outfit can easily be layered for warmth.
So...how to re-create?
$70 - ae.com
American Eagle Outfitters jackets »
$18 - nordstrom.com
Cashmere blend socks »
$30 - gap.com
This little Mimi Chica Ruffle Sleeve dress is from Nordstrom's BP department (for "juniors") and only costs $44. It actually comes in various prints/colors. These dresses are crazy flattering for the large chested, upper arm sensitive, and slightly stomach-poochy. In other words...perfect for moms. Nursing? I went up a size, and by shimming the neckline down a bit...was actually able to nurse in this baby. (Granted, it's no easy-access nursing cami, but it can be done.)
While I like Need Supply's Anorak Jacket, it's a bit too silky / dry-clean-only for my mom sensibilities. I'd throw on AE's version instead. To warm it up even further, you can layer your big down parka over the whole thing, and/or layer a turtleneck under the dress.
While the picture shows just the lace-up boot and legging, I really like the look of an inch or two of sock peeking out of the top of the boot.