- Sources of Inspiration
- The Fine Print
- And Whatnot
- Long Magenta Cardigan: Talbots
- Black Wintershorts: UO
- Black Tank: Banana Republic
- Grey Tights: HUE
- Brown Oxfords: Seychelles, via Piperlime
Hey, Day #2! That wasn’t so bad, was it? Seriously, though, while it’s only Day #2 of this remix, I’m already rediscovering one of the things I loved best about my first go-round: the way working within a limited closet and a structured “goal” can give you the confidence to try things you otherwise wouldn’t have tried. While I nabbed these wintershorts off the sale rack at UO a few weeks before the other emily brought hers home, I can’t say I’ve been as brave as she has about making this look work. Every time I have, though, I’ve been thrilled with the results: with the way they seem to make instant peace with my legs in a way that nothing else does, with their unexpected comfort, with the way they add a little bit of (dare I say it!) sex appeal to my day, with the way accessories (here, tights and heels) make a shape and proportion I’d never, EVER otherwise wear both possible and flattering. So, go you, shorts! You may make me feel like I’m an inappropriate anime character, but it usually only lasts for a few minutes.
I’ve upped both the warmth and modesty level of this outfit by adding this slightly longer magenta cardigan, which was one of my last pre-30 for 30 purchases. I’d been on the hunt for a brightly colored cardigan as yet another way to remix some of my darker winter duds, and I loved the way it added a (loud!) pop to the soothing mixed neutrals here. It obscures my waist less in person than it does in these photos, but I was less concerned about eeking out every available ounce of hourglassiness out of this outfit than usual, given the extra foot of visible leg! It’s an unusual shape, but it’s a little more grown up than the way I’ve usually worn these shorts (with a fitted top tucked in). While I still wouldn’t wear it to class, I feel a little more like regular old adult me.
Have you been expanding your style horizons lately? Is there a new proportion you’ve been hoping to try or have tried out lately that you’ve been surprised by? How do you feel about the shorts with tights trend?
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