Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Outfit #26: I'm Goin Vintage
Loft old-school vintage-looking dress
Wide red belt (gift!)
J.Crew leaf pointelle tights
Ann Taylor classic black pumps
OK, so this is essentially a remix of a previous challenge. But I was truly curious to see what patterned tights would do for this dress.
I think I'd like this even more if I could find the right jacket to toughen it up. But my jackets are all too ladylike :) and I've already worn my black leather jacket and didn't feel like repeating myself even more egregiously...
Here's a closeup of the tights with the dress pattern:
I think this is a gradual step into mixing patterns, baby! I always see Anthropologie's assortment of tights and LOVE how completely psychotic some of them are. And I'm always so pleasantly surprised when I see other bloggers actually make them NOT psychotic....but STYLISH. But I feel like Anthro tights get bad reviews often about ripping. And being short. And that scares me.
But don't count me out yet!
"Patterned tights reflect the vintage quality of the floral-print dress." (InStyle)
Rate of difficulty to replicate: 2 (out of 5)
SUMMARY: I like the mixed patterns, but otherwise I think my outfit needs a little something else. Right now, it's just OK. Add a tough cropped jacket, and I'd feel killer. But I'm also all about vintage, so it excites me when I get help on creating a vintage feel, so thanks InStyle for that.
OVERALL RATING: B