I was helping someone with their closet and updating their wardrobe last week and she mentioned this Nells Nelson look/image (left) and how she wanted a pair of similar boots. I love a good fashion challenge and started searching for options, but also was reminded just how good three simple elements–a longer blazer, leggings and knee-high boots can be. Not trendy, not “fashiony”, but done well, the look is flattering on most people; plus, each element is a strong component of a capsule wardrobe. The ultimate jacket in my book, is this Nells Nelson, cut from wool and cashmere with a knit panel under the length of the arm that both allows for movement (without your jacket riding up every time you lift your arm) and a slimmer silhouette. I just bought these Theory scuba leggings, because believe it or not, I don’t own a pair (of leggings…at least ones that I don’t run in). I like these because the fabric is thicker for colder weather and a dark black, and they are fitted without being tight; I have muscular legs and don’t like leggings that hug everything. I love a block heel knee-high boot, but you will find me in my flat Khaite riding version (bottom). The boots I have chosen are more fitted; I do not understand the trend of super wide-calf knee-high boots, which is just that, a trend (and not a flattering one in my opinion.) See more options below.