Angie's Trendy Casual Classic Ensemble 2 Ways

I couldn't wait to try Angie's ensemble for my casual day. I found that I don't have much light denim so reversed the formula with light denim bottoms and black jacket (1/2). Photos (3/4) are using silk baggy pants and my most faded jacket. I am doubtful that these pants are working but my black skinny jeans are in the wash.
I welcome your comments and help to tweak the formula. Also, the bag in 2 is a K/R, a big lightweight for summer. Is it too big for me?

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  • torontogirl replied 4 years ago

    Awesome! The power of classics right there!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    I love #1. Wow. You nailed it, Joy. 

    The fit of the black pants seems a little off unless you roll the hems and go for  modern slouch. Hope that makes sense. xo

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    i like them both, but #1/2 is my fav. love how you flipped the light/dark!
    i think the bag looks great.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    The black silk pants are EF that are now too big for me. I'm considering having them altered but wonder how much volume to leave. As is, the hems don't stay rolled so need to be tacked up or cut off. Full length, they just hit the ankle, a bit longer if the waistband sits on my hips. This also results in dropped crotch. I need to find a tailor that can communicate in English and knows what current style looks like.

  • Kiwichik replied 4 years ago

    Hi Joy - casually browsing through Angie's ensembles when I spotted your link. Wow you nailed in both these outfits but I particularly like the first one - wish I could copy - hmmm must check wardrobe.

  • kellygirl replied 4 years ago

    More love for 1/2. You look super stylish!

  • April replied 4 years ago


    And no, I don't think the bag is too big for you.

  • Sharon replied 4 years ago

    Another fan of #1. Reversing the formula works beautifully.

  • Ingunn replied 4 years ago

    #1 is spot on! What a great idea to reverse the colorway. I like #2 a lot, too, and Angie's suggestion sounds very interesting. You are such an inspiration, Joy!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Sweet! Clever!

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Oh I adore the first look, Joy! SO FAB. I see what Angie does about the pants in the second; I wonder if maybe you could add a stretchy cuff so you could pull them up higher on your calf?

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Aida, that's a great idea. I wondered if a tailor could form cuffs from some of the fabric but your idea would be easier.
    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. They help so much!

  • Lantana replied 4 years ago

    I love the drape of those silk pants and think Aida is on to the right solution.
    You look brilliant in those navies and neutrals Joy.

  • Jjsloane replied 4 years ago

    Love # 1 on you for sure. I think the black pants are worth trying to alter - I like Aida's suggestion. 
    The bag is nice, but it does seem big for your frame - is it heavy? Can you wear it over your shoulder (and would you?) I find that I love the look of arm handle bags, but much prefer to be able to wear it on my shoulder. 

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    JJ, the bag is not real leather, so very light weight. I would just carry it or wear it on my shoulder. I like to have that hands free option. I haven't decided about it yet. The soft silver metallic drew me to it as a hard color to find right now...not really shiny. It is very inexpensive but seems well made. Not an investment bag.
    Lantana, thank you. Now to get it done.

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