After reading Angie's post on wearing trousers, I put together this outfit with a couple of near orphans. The windowpane trousers are a transitional weather item, as is the white cotton EF sweater. I got compliments on the outfit and hope to repeat it when the weather cooperates. I'd love your suggestions and styling suggestions for these pieces as well as knowing what may be working and what is not.
Archive: February, 2017
- Trouser outfit
- WIW: Donna's Valentine Challenge. ETA photos of 2 more outfits
- Kitchen Sink Mix: Bumblebee style
- More pattern mixing ETA: better lit photos
- Being a devil with the Pattern-Mixing
- To V-Neck or Not to V-Neck? Added photos without sweater underneath
- My Modern Audrey Attempt
I joined Donna's Valentine Challenge and then got distracted by making maximal outfits, which included some black or grey. The part about the grey did not register, so I will spend s couple of extra days on the challenge.
The first part has a floral theme. I do not have much in the way of winter florals, so this was a stretch.
This first (floral) section includes:
1/2: yellow/black/white maximal outfit with floral necklace.
3/4: blush/navy maximal outfit with floral/butterfly top and floral in scarf. Hardly any grey or black.
5-8: burgundy maximal outfit with floral top and lace in shoes and top. Red- based with minimal black or grey
9: floral top but light greys, no black
More recent red themed for Valentine's:
10-12: red-orange tunic sweater over light tan trousers and lots of gold, red jewelry. I wanted wide trousers for s change and this old pair of BR trousers came into play. Too dated? Not sure I liked them with flats or the longish sweater. No black or grey.
13/24: tomato red with white column, gold jewelry, tomato red KS bag. No grey or black.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions, and plan to continue red or pink outfits for a couple more days. No black or grey.
ETA: 15-19 yesterday. Fushia pink with floral and navy.
20-21 today. Angie's ensemble inspiration for floral jacket in dark reds and pinks with striped white and navy tee, gold metallic sneakers and belt, and dark red jeans. If I go out, I'll use a metallic gold bag or navy and red ties fabric bag. I tried for some maximalization too.
While looking for cold weather patterns to mix, I found a yellow/black/white plaid jacket and black and white plaid wool pencil skirt. Here is the resulting mish-mash. Too crazy?
I wore a maximal belt, floral necklace, and patterns in the plaids of jacket and skirt, stripe tee, equestrian scarf with some yellow plus black and white, and color block black/white bag. I could not find my black and white flats or would have included them too. I am wearing charcoal grey suede booties. To tone things down, I wore a plain charcoal trench over everything.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Today I followed Angie's ensemble more closely but, for the Valentine challenge used a floral top and striped jacket. The photos do not show the patterns very well.
1: the plaid jeans and floral top with bag made from silk ties for more pattern. 6/7 is a closer look at the bag.
2/3: I added a striped cotton jacket. 6/7 show that pattern and colors better.
burgundy flats with lace detail, another pattern
4: everything piled on
10: flats with lace detail
For an example of pattern mixing from my closet, I found I could put together something from my blush/navy capsule and had to include underwear :)
Please overlook the wrinkles and bed-head. I will wear my blush wool
coat if needed. Is this too crazy (without the bra on the outside) to really wear in public? Would my blush or navy kitten heels be better? I could also use a navy bag instead of this blush one. This feels like fun to wear but I'd appreciate your thoughts before I go public. I could add the top half to a navy skirt with cream polka-dots for even more maximal fun.
In honor of Angie's blog post I searched to see if I had any V-necks for this season. I found a perfect weight one for today's warmer temperatures, texture rich.
But... Is it a nay for my body? I have on a Joie cream mixed media sweater under it, pearls to help fill in the neckline. As the photos go on I added layers for out-of-doors, a warm scarf and satin puffer vest with furry hood detail. Please let me know what you think. Is the whole thing too maximal? Too bah? Should I pass on the V-neck?
ETA: last 2 photos of sweater with lower neckline tank under it.
Inspired by Angie's blog post I shopped my closet and used dark denim and a navy cashmere sweater to try to create a modern Audrey outfit. The scarf is from a street vendor in Italy, loafers are the most dressy that I own.
Not shown, but I used a blush JCrew wool Stadium coat because the navy scarf has pink/blush flowers on it. Instead of a pearl necklace I chose large pearl earrings. What do you think? Is it Audrey-esque? Suggestions?