Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Outfit #19: Sequins and Leather
InStyle got way too specific on this one, so that I really had to cheat to make it happen. They specifically demanded a wrap top and leather pants: neither of which I own.
I tried my AE sequin top (click here) with a white collared blouse underneath, but that just looked weird. Then I tried some old Loft black capris, but they weren't fooling anybody about being leather.
So I ended up here: a white puff-sleeve collared shirt from Express, my J.Crew sequined tee, my grey jeans from NY&Company, and my Steve Madden herringbone flats.
I rolled up the jeans because I didn't feel like putting on heels, and I thought I looked dumpy with the long straight jean and flats. :) Sigh...so much of my personal style is arbitrarily based on laziness!
"A wrap top is worn open as a vest. Pull leather pants down over boots." (InStyle)
Rate of difficulty to replicate: 5 (out of 5)
SUMMARY: Even though it's not what InStyle asked for, this is a cute, casual everyday look for me. My contrasting items are not quite as disparate (sequin tee with only slightly edgy grey jeans) as theirs, but they're a good pairing to keep me from looking TOO obnoxiously preppy. I also went T-shirt crazy with J.Crew's final sale deals in the past few months, so I have an almost-endless supply of snazzy T-shirts and I could switch up this basic outfit often to keep things fresh. So it's a win for me.
OVERALL RATING: B