Fearless: silver platform boots, leopard coat, and striped jeans for the win

You know how I mentioned on Monday that I find it tough to feel like a truly “fearless” fashionista when I’m wearing flats??  It should come as no surprise then that today I was feeling about as fearless as it gets in my silver platform boots, leopard coat, and striped jeans combo!!  In fact, this particular ensemble might be one of my all-time favourite looks since I started blogging over four years ago; I think I hit on that perfect balance of rock chic and bohemian that I’m always after…and all this without the outfit-enhancing attributes of a hat!!

silver platform boots, leopard coat, and striped jeans outfit

leopard coat, cat-eye sunglasses, fuchsia hair

While I absolutely stand by my opinion that a hat is a virtually foolproof way to up the ante of almost any look, that doesn’t mean that I want to wear one every. single. day.  I wouldn’t want to wear anything every single day; even my crazy-cool striped skinnies would get boring if I pulled them on week after week.  (If I’m being totally honest though, I kinda could reach for my leopard coat – which I debuted just this past fall – as a non-negotiable topper 24/7…but I’m purposely pacing myself to keep that bloom of newness going as long as possible!!)

leopard coat, fuchsia hair, layered necklaces and rings

silver platform boots, leopard coat, and striped jeans outfit

silver platform boots, leopard coat, blue and white striped jeans And oh my goodness – those silver, reptile-textured disco boots can’t help but be the (rock) star of the show, can they?!  They’re very definitely not flat-heeled; and even more definitely not “boring!!”  Statement-makers in the truest sense…but that major platform makes them surprisingly easy to wear.  Being fearless in your personal style choices should have you pushing yourself out of your wardrobe comfort zone on a regular basis – I don’t think I would have dared a look quite this bold even a year ago! – but feeling physically uncomfortable doesn’t need to be part of the equation…at least not all the time!!  😉

silver platform boots, leopard coat, and striped jeans outfit



  1. February 15, 2018 / 9:25 am

    Oh wow Monika you ABSOLUTELY look like a rock star… I can’t believe how eclectic but utter cool this look is!! Every piece is just achingly cool… did I mention how cool you are?!!!!!!!!!!

    C xoxo

    • Monika
      February 16, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Who would have guessed that bold stripes and leopard could play so well together, right dearest Catherine?! P.S. Think I could sneak backstage at an Aerosmith concert wearing this look?? 😘

  2. Linda B
    February 15, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I love that you are so fearless!!!!!

    • Monika
      February 16, 2018 / 6:40 am

      There are actually lots of things that I’m NOT so fearless about, dearest Linda (rollercoasters, doctors, swimming…) but mixing it up in the wardrobe department is apparently not one of them!! 😁

  3. February 16, 2018 / 7:36 am

    I like the fact that you are so very unique! ……and I want that jacket……please😂😂😂😂

  4. Lise
    February 16, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Love this outfit!! I had a pair of pants like this in the early 90’s, except mine were black and white. Never mind back stage, on stage! Love your style. Lise

  5. February 19, 2018 / 8:39 am

    No one mixes edgy pieces like you do, Monika. Love the mix of stripes and leopard. Both patterns are bold yet you made them work. And such fierce and fun silver platform boots!!

    Welcome by Thursdays and join my style linkup pretty lady. Thanks, Ada. =)

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