Outfit of the Week: Leather Tunic and Cool Pants

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Photo: Nadya Wasylko

One of the problems with getting creative with your styling is that while some people will think you’re a genius, others will think you’re insane. Nothing is more divisive than wearing a dress over pants. If you hate it, then ignore this outfit. But if you’re curious about trying it out, here’s a way to ease into the trend. Begin with a short dress or tunic that skims the body like this leather Topshop number, so it’s like you’re wearing a very long top. Then try it over a pair of tailored, but not tight, trousers that end just above the ankle. Finish with a chunky heel — it adds height but doesn’t feel too delicate against the leather and plaid.

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Photo: Nadya Wasylko

Topshop Unique Romilly dress, $390 at Topshop, for similar try White+Warren cashmere tunic, $149 at White+Warren or Dorothy Perkins eyelet tunic, $35 at Dorothy Perkins; Acne Studios Odette trousers, $950 at Acne Studios, for similar try ASOS slim leg pants in grid check, $48 at ASOS; Carven flatforms, for similar try & Other Stories heeled leather sandals, $85 at & Other Stories.

Photographer: Nadya Wasylko; styling by Diana Tsui; model: Shamone Edwards at Muse Management; makeup by Kajsa Svanberg; hair by Jerome Cultrera; photo editor: Emily Shornick; photo assistants: Scott Simpson and Pablo Espinoza.