|necklace:: J.Crew (similar) tank:: J.Crew blazer:: J.Crew (watch for popbacks) jeans:: Gap (dupes for these & similar) shoes:: MIA
Happy Monday all! I hate to start out a Monday talking about Friday, but that’s what I’m going to do. This was an outfit I wore for casual Friday two weeks ago and have been saving it to share. Trust me this was hard. I felt so confident in this outfit I wanted to share it immediately, but good things come to those who wait, right?
First, I want to say a piece about these pants. I bought these from the Gap last year and it took me quite a bit of convincing myself it’s OK to wear such a large floral on my hips and thighs. It goes against everything I’ve ever been taught. The bigger the print, the bigger you look. With these pants, it takes the right top to not make my hips look wider than they are. After finding the right combination last year, these went on heavy rotation because they’re just so darn comfortable! They’re the Gap always skinny jean. I always size up one for fit, but I think they’re changed the cut of this style this year because these still fit, but sadly their newer options don’t fit the same. With this outfit, the blazer and tank hug just enough to look like they go with the jeans, but aren’t skin tight, which I think helps balance out how skinny the jeans are.
And I can’t post these without mentioning this blazer. Y’all it’s the classic schoolboy blazer. Never has a structured jacket fit me so well. It may not look like it in the pictures, but the arms aren’t too tight. I can scrunch them up like I did in these photos are look super professional with them rolled down and buttoned. Also, it buttons. That’s not something that happens for me with jackets off the rack. I’m not wild about the fact that they’re gold buttons, but it does give the blazer a dressier and more classic look, which I think is important when you’re purchasing a staple piece like a blazer. Navy is an interview worthy color, but there’s no way this blazer would look as professional with say, plastic buttons or something along those lines. If you’re in the market for a good blazer, now is a good time to pick this one up from J.Crew if it pops back. You can also get it’s “updated” (it’s all relative) counterpart for a decent deal as well.
Finally, my remix piece of the week: these sandals. They were met with much acclaim last Monday (thanks y’all!) and these two outfits are not the only times I’ve worn these lace up sandals. They are so comfortable. The congac color is perfect for pairing with navy, black, and brown– not all at the same time, but seperately, of course. My feet turn in and I need lots of support. Very few sandals offer that support, which is why I snagged these after I tried them on. There’s plenty of potential in these sandals. You can expect to see them again I’m sure.
Do you own a pair of floral jeans? How are you styling them for summer? Do tell! Also, I’ve changed the format of my style posts. This week I’m leaving out the polyvore set for this outfit. Last week I felt like there was just too much going on. What do you think? Let me know!
Linking up with:
Lauren at Fizz and Frosting
And Marissa at The Modern Austen