An abnormally hot October day in Chicago inspired a sassy, punky cowgirl look featuring a breezy DKNY tunic, a suede button down, a skull & crossbones scarf and an eclectic array of accessories. I am having a mega ankle boot moment, pairing them with leggings, jeans and dresses. The small heel is manageable for running around all day and gives my look a sporty edge to the look. Texture is key. To bring my black “uniform” to life, I mixed and matched suede, a silky, super long scarf and two necklaces (well, one is actually a belt) woven from a cotton/silk blend. The earrings, fashioned from re purposed bicycle inner tubes, were scored at the modern vintage show.

Here are the elements of my look–get inspired and use what is in your closet to create something similar!
Brown suede button down
DKNY black sleeveless tunic
Topshop black leggings
Devi Kroell python ankle booties
Burberry plaid studded cuff
Coin belt worn as necklace
Fabric beaded necklace
Vertmoderne groovy black chain earrings made from recycled bicycle tubes
* Note about the scarf: As a mother’s day gift, my kids picked out the fabric from Fishman Fabric’s in Chicago then brought to my tailor and designed a drapey, custom scarf that works with everything!