Kansas City-based Kilee Nickels (28) is a small business owner who blogs about life and style on One Little Momma. This Mum of three, with baby number four on the way, is a budget-conscious shopper with a relatable and trendy style. She favours casual and practical outfits, loves neutral colours, and sports jeans often. Two signature elements amp up the style quotient of everything she wears: her edgy angled ombré bob hairstyle, and the large leather earrings she wears daily.
“My style has definitely always been casual, but over the last few years I’ve learned that I love to stick to the edgier side of casual. As a mom I dress for comfort, but my outfit always has to be interesting so I do that with shoes, earrings or another accessory that adds a little edge or something unexpected.”
The combination of ripped-at-the-knee jeans with tall boots caught my eye. It adds an interesting twist to this simple tee and denim look. Throwing on a faux fur vest over the striped T-shirt creates outfit pizzazz. The black is repeated in the knee-high boots, striped top, and colour blocked clutch for visual cohesion. Keeping the vest cropped works well with the jeans-tucked-into-boots silhouette. As always, Kilee uses her trademark angled ombré bob and eye-catching leather teardrop earrings to further amp up the style quotient.
Kilee dresses down a ladylike cream crochet skirt with chambray and suede booties. Semi-tucking the chambray shirt into the midi skirt, and sporting bare legs, lengthens the leg line. The light blue chambray, pretty lace pattern, our blogger’s tousled beachy waves and pink lips are the girly elements in this outfit. She toughens things up with camo print earrings, a sturdy crossbody satchel, a leather cuff and large metal chain bracelet on the other arm. Fun juxtaposition. Note also how well the warm and cool-toned shades of brown — cognac bag, dark brown cuff bracelet, and taupe footwear — go together.
This is a fab example of Angie’s Drapey Black with Leggings ensemble. Our blogger created a dark column of colour from top to toe by pairing black faux leather leggings with a charcoal tunic and black footwear. The charcoal top breaks up the expanse of black, while the chiffon trims on the soft flowing tunic also add outfit depth. The faux suede wedges have a wide ankle strip, thus lengthening the leg line when wearing cropped leggings. Kilee’s stone bag also introduces lightness to the look. A smoky eye and the subtle sparkle of the earrings complete this monochromatic date night outfit.
The palm print sweatshirt and turquoise accessories make this look for me. Kilee combines on trend cropped straight leg jeans with a fluid fit sassy sweatshirt. The potographic print gives the look graphic crispness, as do the big white soles on the sporty leather slip-on sneakers. Layering a white tee under the subtly cropped sweatshirt creates vertical integrity and adds extra warmth. A black leather wrap cuff and Kilee’s ‘do bring a nice dose of edge to the look. The bright turquoise clutch and earrings work great with this neutral colour palette, and feel extra fresh for Spring.
A romantic look with pleats and sequins. Kilee often wears jeans, but she rocks a skirt too. Here she’s paired a full pleated midi with a pretty sweater adorned with ruffles and sequins. The blush and white combo is feminine and elegant. Kilee’s tan bag and nude pumps don’t match but go well with this soft colour palette. The tailored fit and welt hem of the top emphasize the waist even when the sweater is untucked. The low-vamped, low-contrast footwear lengthens the leg line when sporting a below-the-knee-length skirt. A dainty cuff bracelet and sparkly silver leather earrings finish off the look.
Kilee is a neutrals gal at heart who likes to have fun with colours too. The high-contrast floral print jeans are the centrepiece in this casual outfit. I love how the dark grey background creates a moody effect that contrasts cleverly with the happy coral sweater. The open weave stitch of the cropped sweater adds lightness, while the white tee brings crispness to the look. Our blogger has rolled the relaxed fit skinnies to leave a bit of room above the wide ankle strap of the sandals. This creates a horizontally cutting line that is just flattering enough because the jeans and cognac footwear are relatively low contrast. The ankle strap closes the gap and adds structure to the leg line. The pile of turquoise bracelets pick up the blue in the floral jeans, while our blogger’s silver cuff and earrings also complement each other.
You can browse the rest of Kilee’s fab outfits over at One Little Momma, or check out her pinboards here. But first let us know in the comments what you love best about our blogger’s brilliant Mum-on-the-Go style.