It now gets dark before five o’clock and I’m beginning to come to terms with the fact that winter is on its way and there’s nothing I can do to change that. But until the snow congregates on the concrete, I will continue to cling to the last bits of light and the fleeting moments of warmth. There is a period of time about as long as fall lasts in New York when you can wear tall boots with a slice of skin still showing. After this, you’ll be relegated to warmer legwear or… shudder… pants. There are, however, perks to cooler weather (there’s always a silver lining, after all) and those perks come in the form of leather shorts, over the knee boots, beanies, and cozy sweaters. This Daisy Fuentes for Kohl’s dolman sweater is the perfect way to wear a pair of leather shorts without looking like a fly girl. The key to sproting over the knee boots without eliciting Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, vibes is to dress them down with a casual sweater and knit beanie. Both leather shorts and OTK boots are items that could go terribly wrong, so wear with caution. This sweater, however, can do no wrong because once the leg baring weather has come to an end, it’s just the right length to be legally worn with leggings.
Photos by Michael Stiegler