High volume duster outfit

Today I tried a duster outfit with 3 high volume pieces...wide crops, peasant style top untucked and denim duster. Accessories are a vintage summer bag, Merrell athletic flats in a blue and white stripe, blue stone beads on a leather strap necklace, red and blue bead dangly earrings, and purple leather bracelet. What do you think? Suggestions for improvement?
Sorry about the poor quality photos.

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  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    I really like this! The bag is terrific and the volume on volume works!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    So glad you think it works, Shevia. The bag was thrifted several years ago. It makes me smile.

  • efbgen replied 1 year ago

    I like this look. I like the way the purse picks up colors of top and bottom and mimics the stripes in shoes ( great shoes btw)
    I think the duster make the perfect topper to tie it together.

  • Suzanimal replied 1 year ago

    Perfect! I love that whole look. Everything coordinates effortlessly. 

    Great score on the vintage bag, btw. 

  • cindysmith replied 1 year ago

    I like it! And that bag is really cool

  • Tanya replied 1 year ago

    A beautiful look on you, Joy.  I love how all the colors and shapes work together and that bag is so much fun.

  • krishnidoux replied 1 year ago

    Wow! What a goot combination!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Efbgen, Suzanimal, Tanya, and Krishnidoux, I was hoping the colors looked tied together. Cindy, this bag is a joy to use, light weight, holds lots, secure in that it has a fabric lining with zipper top.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Great look,love the bag!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Killer. Very 2018. Well done.

  • Lynn replied 1 year ago

    Looking good Joy. Great bag BTW.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie and Lynn. Wow a "Killer"! This may become a Festival outfit.

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    Ahaha! I was going to post 'perfect festival outfit'!

  • Jessikams replied 1 year ago

    Perfect duster! Looks lightweight and comfy.

  • Mainelady replied 1 year ago

    I’ll admit I thought the volume over volume would be too much on you. I was wrong. You wear it well! I love how you coordinated your colors with that great thrifted bag. Yes, I think that outfit should make an appearance at one of the festivals!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Mainelady. You are convincing me that it is time to look for a better quality denim duster. This one is more like cotton woven fabric than true denim. I would like to fine one in Tencel.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Joy, you look fab!

  • Aida replied 1 year ago

    Fun! I think the denim helps add a little structure to the look even though it's a softer denim.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you JAileen and Aida. AIDS, it is valuable to know what works with this duster. I have found two that are soft, one that is longer and one that is shorter, and I am wondering if either will work on me

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    Oh, I like this very much. Such an interesting, fun casual outfit! It’s perfect as it is.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you , Katerina, "interesting, fun casual outfits" are my goal.

  • Beth Ann replied 1 year ago

    Well done, Joy!  I love the soft pattern mixing of the look.  At first, I was going to suggest shortening the trousers just a twinge, but I think the camera angle is making them look a bit longer than they are.  Also, while I love the bag, this looks like a farmers market/art fair/travel look --How do you manage having a bag on your forearm?  I love a crossbody for casual on-the-go looks, even though they are not always as stylish as your fab, structured bag!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Beth Ann. I do fine with a bag on my forearm, although the handles on this one are large enough that I can wear it as a shoulder bag, fitting under my arm.

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    I’m late to this thread; the soft colours are very effective together, the denim sets off the pieces well. I love the bag, and especially the bamboo handle!

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Oh, how fun casual outfit! I like it very much Joy, fantastic outfit with volume pieces, the bag is a special touch , love it. GORGEOUS as always.

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