Spring in My Step

Jessica Sturdy wearing a Les Petites long black crepe coat with a J.Crew shearling handbag, over the knee boots, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

We’re having a few days of premature spring weather here in Chicago and I couldn’t be more excited! Coming home to freezing cold temperatures after about a month of being in a summer state of mind was quite the contrast, so these 50-degree February days have been giving me life.

Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, a Zara turtleneck, Les Petites long crepe coat, Kensie olive green skirt, and black over the knee boots with a J.Crew shearling handbag.

We all know the weather will yo-yo its way well into May so I always like to take advantage of these bare leg days when we’ve got ’em! A long coat paired with a suede skirt, over-the-knee boots, a turtleneck, and a furry bag still feels seasonally appropriate (it’s still technically winter, after all…), but makes me feel like I’ve got a little spring in my step at the same time. It’s all about the different lengths, layers, and textures!

And, hey — not wearing all black from head to toe feels like a little step toward spring, too! (Raise your hand if you’re in the same boat this time of year… 🙋🏼)

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, Les Petites long black coat, Zara turtleneck, and Kensie olive green skirt with a J.Crew shearling handbag.

Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, a Zara turtleneck, Les Petites long crepe coat, Kensie olive green skirt, and black over the knee boots with a J.Crew shearling handbag.

I picked up this long black drapey coat from the Les Petites Outlet store on Rue des Ecouffes when I was in Paris in September and it was one of my favorite pieces to wear this past fall! (I’m actually really surprised this is the first time it’s making an appearance on the blog… This is another Les Petites find from a different trip!)

This jacket (under $90!) or this one (on sale for $150) are probably the most similar affordable options I found, but here are a few more for you to browse…

Jessica Sturdy wearing a Les Petites long black crepe coat with a J.Crew shearling handbag, over the knee boots, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

Get the Look…

Zara Black Turtleneck (similar here & here)
Kensie Olive Green Faux Suede Skirt (also available here)
Black Over the Knee Boots (old; similar here & here)
Les Petites Long Black Crepe Coat (similar here & here!)
J.Crew Shearling Handbag (on sale!)
Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings (on sale! also love these)
Le Specs Matte Black Aviators

Chicago blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a long black coat with a Kensie olive green skirt, a J.Crew shearling handbag, and black over the knee boots.

Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, a Zara turtleneck, Les Petites long crepe coat, Kensie olive green skirt, and black over the knee boots with a J.Crew shearling handbag.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a Les Petites long black crepe coat with a J.Crew shearling handbag, over the knee boots, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

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5 Comments

  1. 2.27.18
    Marta commented:

    That’s a beautiful outfit, I love the skirt paired with the boots, they look amazing together. The weather has been really warm here too but today it started raining and went back to being cold.

  2. 2.27.18
    Rena commented:

    I love this elegant look with the duster coat!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  3. 2.27.18
    Natali commented:

    You are looking so elegant and super stylish in this outfit! I’m loving your coat and boots!

    https://lartoffashion.com/art-of-stillness/

  4. 2.27.18
    emma commented:

    Cute stitch skirt
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com