Zendaya’s Mastered Fall’s Sultriest Transitional Piece
Celebrities are always a good source of inspo, but especially so when it comes to tricky trends and timing, such as lingerie as evening wear and even mommy-and-me dressing. And Zendaya is one of those awesome gals that keeps us guessing with her creativity and her surprises.
Recently, she posted a pic of herself wearing one of the most versatile pieces for transitioning from summer to fall even through to winter — an awesome leather mini skirt. She’s rocking it with a simple blouse and lace heels (of her own #girlboss designs, of course), but you can take her wisdom and expand upon it with these outfits.
Think you can’t wear a leather skirt to work? Think again. Find one that works for your corporate culture, and then go all out girlie with it — a tie-front blouse, a boucle jacket, ankle wrap pumps and some pretty pink accessories will do you just fine.
Topshop Zip Patch Leather Skirt ($160), H&M Blouse With Tie ($18), Dorothy Perkins Pink Boucle Fringe Jacket ($55), Rebecca Minkoff Micro Perry Satchel ($295), J.Crew Contrast Glitter Heel in Suede ($218), H&M Round Earrings ($8)
A leather mini is always welcome at date night, but instead of bringing in more black to your outfit, what about trying it with some lighter neutrals? These clay colored over-the-knee boots and blush pink bag are all tied together by the printed camisole, with a skinny scarf as the icing on the (hot!) cake. A blazer and a pair of tights will take this from fall to winter easily too.
Topshop Zip Patch Leather Skirt ($160), River Island Printed Cami ($36), Halogen Skinny Scarf ($38), Steve Madden Gorgeous Boot ($150), Vanessa Mooney Hendrix Cuff ($158), Kate Spade Cedar Street Wristlet ($100)
Take your leather skirt out for a casual spin with a checkered shirt, sneakers and a good jacket to ward off all that inevitable wacky wind and rain. A yellow cross-body bag leaves you free to talk with your hands while you’re walking around with your girlfriends.
Topshop Zip Patch Leather Skirt ($160), Zara Safari Jacket ($70), Madewell Checked Shirt ($80), Adidas Superstar Sneakers ($80), Madewell x Marlow Goods Mini Britten Bag ($310), H&M Knot Necklace ($8)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)