A great-fitting black v-neck t-shirt and a pair of faded jeans has to be one of my favorite combinations. A definite go-to for my every day style, it's seasonless, timeless, ageless, and done right can be so flattering and subtly sexy, but done too often can be a bit of a snooze-fest. So I wanted to see if I could achieve similar results by exploring some new but classic [and warm!] pairings of blues and blacks (plus some other neutrals, because there were a few items in my closet that desperately wanted me to wear them this week, even though they weren't black or blue. You know how that goes, right?)
Sweater - Garnet Hill, thrifted (!)
Jeans - Lucky Brand
Lace-up Oxford booties - MIA
Belt - ?
Sapphire bracelet - gifted from Al and the kids this Christmas
Sweater - LOFT
Striped shirt - Jones New York
Jeans - Land's End
Black Patent belt - Calvin Klein
Boots - Sorel
This "scarf" is just a swath of animal print fabric I had left over after making this DIY wooden bead necklace in the fall (scroll down to about mid-page to see the necklace.)
I just tied it into a loose ascot around the collar of the shirt.
I switched to a black suede kitten-heel pump with a teeny bow on the toe (Kelly & Katie) after things dried up outside.
Necklace - LOFT
Skirt - Ann Taylor
Gingham shirt - Ralph Lauren (Boy's shirt. Got it for $10 at Ross!)
Grey v-neck sweater - Eddie Bauer
Tights - Target
Shoes - Circa by Joan & David
Necklace - LOFT, Bracelets - Target, Old Navy
I've always loved gingham. So glad it's got a place in today's grown-up styles.
Hoping to get Al to try a bit in his casual wardrobe soon. He'd look positively dashing in it!
Corduroy blazer - Land's End via Ross (major score for $11.99)
T-shirt - Gap
Jeans - Lucky Brand
Animal print pumps - Bandolino
Braided leather belt - thrifted
Necklace - Target, Bangles - Old Navy
Yes, I still ended up in the black t-shirt and jeans I love, but just this one time,
and I added the blazer and a fun shoe to give it extra warmth and a bit of sophistication.
Do you have a favorite combination that never fails to make you feel comfortable and cute? Have you ever tried variations on that theme? I had fun with this and found some outfits I loved and will wear again, for sure.
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