MIDWEST CHIC

Ann Arbor and Chicago Fashion Blog created by Kristen Leydig.

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Hey guys! Make sure you’re checking out the new website for Midwest Chic! We’re making the permanent switch so don’t get left behind! 

—Kristen 

Hey guys! Make sure you’re checking out the new website for Midwest Chic! We’re making the permanent switch so don’t get left behind! 

—Kristen 

Midwest Chic is up and running! So go head over to www.mdwstchc.com and check it out! 

—Kristen Leydig

Midwest Chic is up and running! So go head over to www.mdwstchc.com and check it out! 

—Kristen Leydig

Every weekend I try on pretty much everything in my closet attempting to find an outfit that looks like I’m "not trying" but still comes off as sexy and casual all at the same time.  I tend to end up with a headache and no desire to go out.  But turning down a fun night at Nellcôte just because I’m not “feeling it” is possibly the worst excuse.  That said, I found an outfit that incorporates my favorite black tank, looks sexy, and is weather appropriate during this arctic tundra we are having! Hello track pants! The only laps I’ll be taking are around the bar.


See by Chloe Drawstring Track Pant, $383; Christophe Lemaire Shearling Lined Ankle Boot, $859; IRO Pink Leather Biker Jacket, $1177; Ann Demeulemeester Strappy Top, $303; Lanvin Envelope Clutch, $777

Every weekend I try on pretty much everything in my closet attempting to find an outfit that looks like I’m "not trying" but still comes off as sexy and casual all at the same time.  I tend to end up with a headache and no desire to go out.  But turning down a fun night at Nellcôte just because I’m not “feeling it” is possibly the worst excuse.  That said, I found an outfit that incorporates my favorite black tank, looks sexy, and is weather appropriate during this arctic tundra we are having! Hello track pants! The only laps I’ll be taking are around the bar.

See by Chloe Drawstring Track Pant, $383; Christophe Lemaire Shearling Lined Ankle Boot, $859; IRO Pink Leather Biker Jacket, $1177; Ann Demeulemeester Strappy Top, $303; Lanvin Envelope Clutch, $777

Lately I’ve been all about the mini skirt.  But how the heck do you wear it in the middle of winter?  This Thakoon skirt paired with an oversized, chunky sweater is a good combination, especially when you want to show a little leg.
This outfit is playful without looking too much like a school girl.   If you’re looking to amp up the sex appeal, wear opaque tights and a loose-fitting black tank.  (And don’t forget about picking out a bra that is fit to be seen!)  This allows you to take off your sweater, or have the sweater act more like a jacket if you’re simply hopping from bar to bar! 

Thakoon ‘Addition’ Leather Skirt, $725; IRO ‘Benita’ Sweater, $238; Laurence Dacade ‘Pete’ Bootie, $1095
The 90s are taking over.  We’re use to seeing trends come back, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should.  I love jelly shoes simply because they remind me of running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day, but when I see them outside of the runway or an event where everyone is dressed to a T, I still can’t decide if I like the fact that they’re back.  Birkenstocks and overalls are also taking over, but can anyone outside the fashion industry (or Manhattan and LA) really pull them off? Overalls are practical and comfy, but at 5’4” they’re not necessarily the most flattering unless paired with four inch wedges.  So, what do you think? Should the trends of the 90s make their way back?

The 90s are taking over.  We’re use to seeing trends come back, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should.  I love jelly shoes simply because they remind me of running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day, but when I see them outside of the runway or an event where everyone is dressed to a T, I still can’t decide if I like the fact that they’re back.  Birkenstocks and overalls are also taking over, but can anyone outside the fashion industry (or Manhattan and LA) really pull them off? Overalls are practical and comfy, but at 5’4” they’re not necessarily the most flattering unless paired with four inch wedges.  So, what do you think? Should the trends of the 90s make their way back?

Washed out.  For cool nights on the beach, a knit top is the way to go.

Helmut Lang Knitted Top, $407; Report Silverton Shoe, $80; Iro ‘Xila’ Short, $249

Washed out.  For cool nights on the beach, a knit top is the way to go.

Helmut Lang Knitted Top, $407; Report Silverton Shoe, $80; Iro ‘Xila’ Short, $249

No accessories required.  This bold look is all you need to make a statement.  

Theyskens’ Theory ‘Pittel Lwondra’ Leggings, $469; H&M Jersey Bustier, $23; jimmy Choo Strappy Sandal, $465

No accessories required.  This bold look is all you need to make a statement.  

Theyskens’ Theory ‘Pittel Lwondra’ Leggings, $469; H&M Jersey Bustier, $23; jimmy Choo Strappy Sandal, $465

While we took a little break, Midwest Chic is back and in full swing! Today’s outfit is a great ‘going out’ look.  Pair with a sleek, low chignon and minimal makeup (perhaps a pink lip), and you’re all set.  This silk, AllSaints dress also could be worn to a summer wedding! 

Zara High Heel Pointed Shoes, $49.90; Diana Garreau Love/Hope Cuff, $2950; AllSaints ‘Reika’ Denim Dress, $168; The Row Metal Framed Lizard Clutch, $5050

While we took a little break, Midwest Chic is back and in full swing! Today’s outfit is a great ‘going out’ look.  Pair with a sleek, low chignon and minimal makeup (perhaps a pink lip), and you’re all set.  This silk, AllSaints dress also could be worn to a summer wedding! 


Zara High Heel Pointed Shoes, $49.90; Diana Garreau Love/Hope Cuff, $2950; AllSaints ‘Reika’ Denim Dress, $168; The Row Metal Framed Lizard Clutch, $5050

Relaxed boyfriend jeans and a pop of color make this outfit easy and pulled together. 


Saint Laurent Classique ‘Lulu’ Bag, $2150; Each X Other ‘Thomas Lelu’ Jacket, $941; Clemmie Watson Horn Skull Earrings, $450; Philip Plein Wrap Around Skull Bracelet, $243; TOPSHOP PIAGE Premium Woven Boots, $300; AllSaints Virga Tank, $95; Rag and Bone Boyfriend Jean, $297

Relaxed boyfriend jeans and a pop of color make this outfit easy and pulled together. 


Saint Laurent Classique ‘Lulu’ Bag, $2150; Each X Other ‘Thomas Lelu’ Jacket, $941; Clemmie Watson Horn Skull Earrings, $450; Philip Plein Wrap Around Skull Bracelet, $243; TOPSHOP PIAGE Premium Woven Boots, $300; AllSaints Virga Tank, $95; Rag and Bone Boyfriend Jean, $297