My Version of the Easy Neutrals Outfit

I had some things in the closet and the weather was nice today, so here is a take on the outfit in Angie’s blog post outfit today and also a bunch of OBGs.
The blouse ( old Pleionie) is not right but was what I had with its tan and black geometric stripe ( not plaid) And it is not the right shape. The jeans are old EF wide leg. The booties are Blondo suede. I added gold jewelry and a plaid scarf to pull in the plaid and a little tan crossbody with black strap. The jacket is black leather with gold buttons and zippers from YLF member San.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Great pattern mixing, Joy. I think this is a fab neutral outfit. I love the bootcuts with the blouse. Fun crossbody too!

  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    I like it a lot - big fan of bootcut jeans and mixed patterns ( the scarf is great add-on ). Nice!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Kellygirl and Nemosmom. The outfit was a little fussy to wear because the top kept slipping up to show skin, but the weight was right for the weather. I think the high was in the 70’s... not seen on this day for 11 years!

  • Gigi replied 3 years ago

    I love that striped blouse on you! But I can understand how it riding up can be irritating. Do you have a lightweight cami you coudl wear underneath?

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Gigi, I am wearing a silk black cami u dear the blouse, but maybe it is not long enough.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    This is tres chic! You should do this one again!

  • Star replied 3 years ago

    Very stylish, love it!  Love the colours and silohoutte.

  • Lynne replied 3 years ago

    Lovely, Joy, perfect all round!

  • Minaminu replied 3 years ago

    Fab outfit all round! Love how the boots bookend with your hair, you look very stylish!

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Love it! I like the zippy stripes and they are perfect with your boots and bag.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Rachylou, I hope to repeat this outfit this week if the weather stays nice.
    Thank you , Star, Lynn. Minaminu and Robin. I am desperate for a haircut but the salons are closed. Oh, well, I needed a new style.

  • suntiger replied 3 years ago

    Looks great!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    KILLER pattern mix. Another NAS oldie but goodie, and those sunnies are sublime! 

    Ruth, you are AMAZING :)

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Suntiger and Angie. Angie, I love my oldies. The sunnies are newer and from The Rack. They are Ted Baker. I was not sure of that cat eye shape on me, but they fit well (stay on). The high altitude sun is brutal year round and I never go out without sun glasses, even on cloudy days.

  • MsMary replied 3 years ago

    I swear, Joy! You get better looking and chicer every day!

  • celia replied 3 years ago

    Love this outfit on you, Joy! I really like the Pleione top with this outfit.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you MsMary and celia. MsMary, you make me laugh. If anything. I feel more old lady. I did something to my knee hiking last fall, and it makes going down stairs more difficult.
    Celia, I need to wear this top more often. I think the problem is long sleeves. MsMary has a good idea having them shortened. I can always add a topper.

  • Bonnie replied 3 years ago

    I really like this outfit. The colors look perfect for you too.

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    Perfect, Joy. Even better than the inspiration!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Bonnie and Jenn. Bonnie, I had not realized how much better those tan/ taupes look on me rather than black with medium or dark browns or greys, but I see that you are right. The lighter neutrals are better at bookending my hair and each other.

  • Jaime replied 3 years ago

    Excellent outfit! Those Pleione crossover tops are still in my closet. They are the best! 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Those Pleione tops must be lovely with your designer finds. I can picture them with a nice tweed.

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    Those sunglasses are fabulous, you have a great wardrobe, this is a very fun and interesting neutral outfit.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Bijou. Any credit for the outfit must go to Angie and her Friday blog ensembles. I will be on the lookout for a top more like the one she featured and will try to wear black and tan / taupe together more often. Both colors are well represented in my winter wardrobe. Maybe January needs a few of these outfits or even a whole week.

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