Patterned top, plain bottom; and plain top, patterned bottom

Here is a recent WIW inspired by Angie’s blog post on shorts. The crops are olive rather than white but paired with a patterned top ( thrifted leopard silk woven tee). The Taryn Rose flats are sort of an olivey metallic and the bag is one of those good for your back, a gift from DS. I felt good in this outfit.(1-3).
4/5 is today’s outfit, again with crops rather than shorts. Print polka dot bottoms, white linen EF top. Jacket is also EF and nearly a match for the bottoms. Flats are old Cole Haan.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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18 Comments

  • Kathie replied 6 days ago

    The olive crops are super cute- love the tie at the bottom. But, your sunglasses are what really caught my eye. The frames are so striking with your hair. Elegant jacket in 4.

  • Joy replied 6 days ago

    Kathie, these Sunglasses are Ted Baker bought at Nordstrom Rack recently. I like white frames and almost bought a second pair of very round ones. Thank you. I think the jacket helps the second outfit. The linen top was ironed but wrinkles badly.

  • shevia replied 6 days ago

    Love both outfits and both are exactly my kind of shorts aka crops. I want to try something like your shorts suit as soon as the weather cools a bit. 

  • Joy replied 6 days ago

    Thank you, Shevia. You would appreciate that most of what I am wearing is second hand. I love that the polka dot crops and jacket make a “suit”.

  • Opaline replied 6 days ago

    I love your 1-3 outfit, especially. The leopard, utility pants and shoes are really complementary. You look great.

  • bonnie replied 6 days ago

    I really like your version of Angie's inspiration post. The leopard top looks terrific with the olive crops. 

  • Joy replied 5 days ago

    Thank you, Opaline and Bonnie.

  • Angie replied 5 days ago

    Joy, I think the leopard top in outfit #1 is too snug and short. It looks like the type of silhouette that should be longer and looser. I vote pass on. Olive utility pants are super cute, and fab with those flats!

    Outfit #2 with the blazer fits nicely. Chic and polished. 

  • Katerina replied 5 days ago

    I love your crops outfits, very chic. I especially admire no 4 - what a great and modern “suit”. You look wonderful as always.

  • Joy replied 5 days ago

    Thank you , Angie and Katerina. I will pass on the leopard top and agree it is too short and tight with that bra and those bottoms. I will give it a quick try with a higher rise pair of pants but will look for something better. Katerina, I am amazed at how well I feel in this jacket.

  • Mainelady replied 4 days ago

    Joy, you always look fab! I especially like your leopard print with the olive crops.

  • suntiger replied 4 days ago

    I like both the outfits a lot too! Try the leopard with the pants and jacket in 4 too!

  • Joy replied 4 days ago

    Mainelady, I really do like that leopard print with olive and will be on the lookout for a better one. The one I am wearing is a mice heavy silk.
    Suntiger, I love the idea of the leopard with the pants and jacket of the other outfit. Those pants also have a higher rise (when they are not sliding down).

  • Sara L. replied 4 days ago

    Great looks!  I actually love the leopard print top with the crops.  And those flats are super cute too.  But I will admit I have a hard time telling fit in photos unless the problem is super obvious.  The blazer with crops is a nice look as well. 

  • Joy replied 4 days ago

    Thank you, Sara. I am tempted to hang on to that leopard top until the end of the hot weather or until I find a replacement. Resale shops seem to have an abundance of leopard in browns. Snow leopard is harder to find.
    I’m glad the ballet flats look cute. They are a sort of bronze/pewter metallic that goes with everything and are an important part of my packed travel capsule also because they are all day on your feet comfortable and very light weight. I hope they do not look too old lady.

  • Sal replied 4 days ago

    You look great Joy - you wear such a range of colours well! Really nice looks all round. And I spotted the glasses too.

  • Kate replied 4 days ago

    Great outfits, Joy! I especially love the olive crops and leopard tee. The olive flats are gorgeous, and fit your foot like a glove.

  • Joy replied 4 days ago

    Thank you, Sal and Kate. I do like a range of colors to change things up. These dog days of summer I usually long to wear hot autumn color and black. Today I am wearing black silk joggers and my floral of roses on black Ted Baker shirt. I also like to vary the amount of outfit contrast from low to high. Today’s is medium to low so tomorrow I plan on black and white or mustard and black.

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