While reflecting upon what I loved most about the early days of blogging, I was reminded that it wasn't always about the specific items featured, but rather the way they were styled. I want to return to that. To bring this idea to life, I will make each of my outfit posts going forward about the 2+ ways I styled an article of clothing.
First look, this is an example of an everyday outfit for me. Something easy and comfortable. I wore the top with some old vintage leather pants that I bought from Etsy four years ago. They're one of the most unflattering garments in my closet because they look something like a black trash bag meets parachute, but I like a challenge. By cutting off and rolling up the bottoms of the pants, I exposed my ankles and revealed that I'm not a marshmallow. To add a little femininity and combat frumpiness, I put on a pair of open toe heels.
The shoes are a recent Rachel Roy proper find from Neiman Marcus' Last Call at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Last pair, on super sale, in my size. Thank you, Fashion Gods!
Second look, I wore to DJ. Same top, Walter leather jacket, and vintage leather skirt from Etsy. This isn't the best skirt for this top, but I knew I would be standing behind a DJ booth most of the night so I didn't dwell. In an effort to move the focus away from my imperfect skirt pairing, I added a gold belt, which seems to have worked because it was the topic of conversation throughout various points of the night.
To keep the leather skirt and gold belt from looking like club wear, I wore my spotted Dr Martens instead of heels. That, and I don't DJ in heels anymore. As I mentioned in a previous post, I spend too much time on my feet to wear impractical shoes.
The maroon beanie in both photos was worn out of what felt like necessity with the drop in temperature. This former California girl gets cold really easily.