WIW: Many Neutrals, Spring Version

This outfit was inspired by a outfit at unefemme.com for which I have some pieces that come close. It is called ' Wear it again, Sam'.
Olive pants, black tee, lighter long linen cardi, black ankle straps, and very similar animal print bag. Does this work on me? I welcome all comments, thoughts and suggestions. All pieces are from my closet.

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  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    It's a great rendition of that idea, Joy. Une Femme does very well with long cardigans and so do you. I have a couple but struggle with feeling bathroby in them.

  • El Cee replied 3 years ago

    Fantastic outfit Joy! And a nice rendition of Une Femme's idea. I love your addition of an "arm full of bracelets". The Antonio Melano satchel is gorgeous and works well with this ensemble, adding a nice pop of color (and echoing the bracelets).

  • replied 3 years ago

    Yes! You look great, Joy! How ace that you have all the pieces! I particularly like your drapey trousers with those shoes and the long cardi.

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Oh, well done! Yes, it definitely works for you.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Works beautifully!

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    You look really good in this outfit. I think I need a long sweater like yours. It takes essential pieces to another level. The bangles and bag add the color that makes this outfit special. Une Femme has a wonderful, relaxed formula that I like, too.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Super cute. I really like the addition of the casual jewellery, Joy. Our Sam approves too. 

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Love the translation from inspiration to real life. The bag is so lovely.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    WooWoo, a first Sam approval, I am honored! I need to get Mags to pose with me. She will do anything for a treat, but tends to get too enthusiastic. Thank you, Angie. I'm glad the jewelry doesn't look like too much going on.
    I had I tended to return the long linen cardi last fall but it got packed away and rediscovered this week. I appreciate any ideas for styling and am happy that some of you think that it is ok on me. I like the weight for warmer weather.
    Ummlila, El Cee, and Bonnie, I am enjoying the change of the longer cardi but am not sure I have proportions mastered. Thank you and Ledonna for noticing the bag. It was a gift from a dear friend and I like how the pattern gives an outfit a pop even though it is also basically neutrals.
    Shevia and Elizabeth,thank you.
    Aliona, in R/L I think the joggers showed more leg skin that doesn't come across in the photos. I think that they will be summer workhorses if they are not too warm.

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Wow, you look great here.  What a perfect spring look!!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Fab rendition, Joy! I love the jewellery with this in particular. And the bag brings a lot to the outfit. 

  • replied 3 years ago

    10/10.  Totally works for you - and in fact, I like your version very much ;) You are making me really think about picking up a long ivory or cream coloured cardigan like this.  This is twice I've seen one in the past two days, and now I think I need one.

  • torontogirl replied 3 years ago

    Looks so good. I think the style ofcpants and shoes you are wearing make it a more modern version of your inspiration picture (which is lovely too). The jewellery is great!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Sally, Suz, Lisa and Torontogirl. Your preferences are very helpful for me to see myself as others see me. I hope that the long cardigan/duster will give summer outfits some polish. I was concerned that I would look too stumpy in it.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Fantastic, Joy! I like everything about this outfit, and I find it really flattering on you. The bag and bracelets are so nice together and adding subtle color to the neutrals.

  • replied 3 years ago

    I like it. I may have to look for a long cardigan/duster myself.

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