Posts tagged: gray and black striped tee
Worn to: Sally’s, Target, Adam over for dinner
Tee, scarf, watch: Target
Cardigan: Old Navy
Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)
Boots: Cole Haan “Air Whitley” (via Nordstrom)
Earrings, purse: gifts
Necklace: Forever 21
Coat: Weatherproof (gift)
Even though I don’t have a lot of pattern nor pattern variety in my wardrobe, I really love all the hectic pattern mixing that’s going on this season. I find myself drawn to wearing pattern more in warmer weather, but didn’t add a lot of print to my spring/summer wardrobe last year so I hope to add more this year. I don’t expect to move away from my love of geometric and abstract prints, and would especially like to find a couple printed blouses and a printed blazer this season!
Behind the outfit:
Some subtle pattern mixing today, tonal stripes and leopard print (ok, subtle for me). Feeling a little gloomy today so I ended up with a dark outfit. I started with the cardigan, and got the idea to pair with this tee because they were sitting next to each other on the shelf. I decided to tone the mix down by pairing with black jeans and boots.
I feel like this mix is subtle because both are on the smaller side, both have the same colors (though the cardigan has little bits of white), and both of those colors are low contrast with each other. And then the rest of the outfit is black, which is a major color in both patterns and also low contrast. The brightest thing in this outfit is my skin (and the kitty ^^), which works nicely to bring the focus up to my face.
For the outerwear, I decided I should add some brightness since it’s just so very gloomy out. I thought about my emerald rain coat, but decided to go with the casual vibe and brighten to the max with this ivory puffer instead. I used my scarf and purse for a shot of color. I quite like how the indoor outfit is very low contrast and the outdoor outfit is quite high contrast!
Worn to: ferry to Whidbey, breakfast at Braeburn in Langley, drive around w/stop at a beach, ferry home
Tee, earrings: Target
Jacket: Willow & Clay (via Nordstrom)
Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)
Boots: Not Rated “Boystown” (via heels.com)
Ring, shades: Forever 21
Purse: Coach (gift)
Wearing these jeans+boots makes anything I pair with them feel instantly awesomer. Take this simple jeans-and-tee outfit; the boots help elevate the look really nicely, and the jacket does the same. Still not wearing my jackets as much as I probably should, and still trying to get back to wearing them. This was actually a pretty quick outfit, and is a more subdued, booted take on my favorite spiff-up-a-tee formula though it’s more work-like than weekend-like for me. I must also say, these boots were surprisingly easy to tromp around on the beach in ^^
(I’ll be posting a recap of my adjacent colors experiment week with some lessons learned tomorrow!)
Worn to: 6th Anniversary mini-vacation!
Worn to: work, Brad & Cristin over for dinner/kegging/tv
Worn to: lunch with parents, airport & flight, dinner at TGIFriday’s