Thanks to Style.com and J Crew, I was able to find something to wear in a wardrobe that seriously needs some money thrown into it! What I loved about J. Crew's collection was the quirky combination of heavy woollen clothes and sparkly, feminine accessories, a sort of fashion oxymoron.
In this case the feminine tights and sparkly jacket 'casually' thrown together with a large, 'wrinkled' shirt and boy shorts works because of the colour palette. I absolutely love the fur wrap, I just wish it was cold enough in Brisbane! Shame... The fur will just have to wait till I go skiing!
The way I was able to interpret J.Crew's outfit with what is in my wardrobe was by following the principles in the above picture. Combine large, 'wrinkled' shirt with shorts (although not boyish they are all I have!) and dress the outfit up with a sparkly jacket and feminine tights. I was going for a relaxed look but with a bit of flair. I constructed this piece around the stockings and following J Crew’s 2010 fall theme of embellishments; I added the headband and necklace, which perfectly compliments what would have been plain out fit.
Although I have a lot of accessories, I think it works because I have stayed true to a few of my rules...
Short pants with a long top
A lot of accessories: cardigan, headband, bag, necklace but a simple colour palate.
When I first tried this outfit on I had rolled up the sleeves and had the cardigan open, but half way through the day the sleeves kept un-rolling so I rolled down the sleeves and thought I would taper in the waist a little by closing the cardigan. I felt more comfortable with the second version.
Fashion for me always has to look good first and foremost but if I leave the house with an outfit slightly uncomfortable (in this case the loose sleeves) I will eventually change the outfit until I feel just right; After all if your not comfortable then your not confident!
I would love to hear your thoughts, fashion rules, styles of choice or how i could have made this appropriation better, so I welcome you with open arms but with a critical eye...See you tomorrow!
- Topshop boots
- Agent provocator stockings
- Shirt from Thailand
- Hand made necklace
- Fame cardigan
- Jimmy Choo bag
- Sports girl headband