- Sources of Inspiration
- The Fine Print
- And Whatnot
- Plaid Oxford: Forever 21, new!
- Black Tank: Banana Republic
- Black Wintershorts: Urban Outfitters, new!
- Maroon Tights: HUE, new!
- Brown Oxfords, Seychelles “Mercury,” new!
Oh my, what have we here… You’re thinking, do I know this woman? This woman doesn’t wear things like this: she would never wear pleated anything, and she certainly wouldn’t pair pleated shorts with this vaguely lumberjack-ish oxford. To that I say: you’re right. This outfit is way more like something Kendi or E. or Dotty would wear than something out of my typical lookbook, but here I am, trying it out anyway. After seeing so many of my fellow stylebloggers rock the wintershorts with tights look, I’d been dying to give it a try. What do you think? This first effort combines a number of items from my winter wish-list: these Seychelles “Mercury” oxfords (so comfy!), these maroon tights from HUE, and this oxford shirt, one of the fruits of my slightly impulsive post-exam trip to Forever 21 yesterday. I think I look a little bit more like I belong in a Japanese cartoon than in my regular life, but on this day of running errands, visiting friends and assembling Christmas gifts, I’ll take it. The shorts are way, way, way shorter than anything I’d wear in the summer with bare legs, but I’m liking the look with tights so far. It hasn’t made me want to run out and trade in all my pencil skirts for micro-minis, but it’s making me reconsider the flattering possibilities of a shorter hemline.
What’s a new trend you’ve experimented with this winter? What are your “rules” for trying out new styles and stepping outside your comfort zone? Do you boldly wear these newer, more experimental items out, or do you try them in a quiet moment first?
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