Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What I Wore: A Perfect Fit

peals, white belt, black ankle boots,
Grey ShirtCollage

What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic; Similar Here), Jeans (Lucky Brand), Shoes (Crown Vintage), Necklace (Similar Here), Belt (Similar Here)

I've had a growing interest lately in capsule wardrobes- anyone else on that bandwagon- or at least eyeing it speculatively- too? Obviously, I haven't tried it yet (intentionally anyway. My work wardrobe may be an accidental one. That sounds better than "stuck in a rut," right?), but simple outfits like this are ones I find myself reaching for on any day out. The thing of it is- it is a long sleeved T-shirt with jeans. Yet, I wore t-shirts and jeans in high school and didn't feel like this. It's details and quality that make all the difference to how I feel about such a basic combo.

If I were to describe this outfits- boots topped off by jean cuffs rolled just-so while  a matching belt and necklace sandwich a perfectly fitting tee, all of which are complimented by a bold lipstick and messy French twist- it is all the little things that make it. My coworker calls this pearl necklace my "goes with anything necklace," and she's pretty much right (I wear a similar look to work all the time with flats and black pants too). I picked it up at a boutique's summer sale while walking back to my hotel half a year ago. This was when I traveled to Iowa City to take intensive graduate classes at  my endorsement. It was my one little concession to myself as a reward for a job well done. I'm not normally a rewards-myself-with-baubles kind of a person, but it was literally the only half hour of the day I wasn't working on classes. At any rate, I think the accessories elevate the look from boredom to something more.

Additionally, the Popbasic shirt is unbelievably soft and fits just so, while the dark-wash jeans have that great fit too. It makes me think that- with the right items- you don't need much in your wardrobe. Would you ever try a capsule wardrobe? Or have you done other shopping or closet challenges?

14 comments:

  1. I will fully admit that I've been reaching for jeans, cozy sweaters, boots, and necklaces as of late ...similar to you. With dressing down so much as opposed to wearing dresses or skirts, I always feel like a necklace gives the outfit just the touch of style it needs. For being a t-shirt and jeans - this look is incredibly chic and I just adore the necklace you've paired with it. I agree - when I work a t-shirt and jeans in high school it never felt grown-up or so put together.

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    1. Well, and where you live really gets snow!

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  2. Your blog is actually the first place that I've heard of a capsule wardrobe! At first I thought it was kind of nuts, but after clearing out 60% of my closet a season ago I have to say that I totally get the craze. There's something so freeing about not having an intense amount of options. It makes you appreciate the pieces you do own, and it gives them a good amount of rotation. I've been really leaning towards less fussy looks lately, so this classic jeans type of look really speaks to me :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Wow- I'd actually really like to hear more about your doing this closet clean out!

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  3. I LOVE the necklace!

    Looks like an easy-to-wear ensemble.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. This is a very chic, casual look. The accessories really elevate the entire outfit. It looks very easy to wear and comfortable!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  5. I love a good jeans and t-shirt look! The necklace is such a great find :)

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  6. Love love love this look on you!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  7. I definitely agree that it's the details that can really make the outfit feel finished- like that amazing necklace and the perfect pair of boots! I never felt put together in jeans and a tee back then either, but the key is finding things that actually fit right and feel more your style, I guess. I have a LONG way to go to come close to a capsule wardrobe but I love the concept!

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  8. Oh yes, absolutely agree, it's the little details that make a seemingly basic and everyday outfit stand out and look dashing! I think the pearl necklace and french twist make this outfit extraordinary and full of life!

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  9. Yes yes yes to this! Isn't it funny how we wore things exactly like this in high school, and all of a sudden they became so unstylish and drab? You're SO right, little touches like lipstick, cuffed jeans, and a necklace make a t-shirt and jeans totally polished. I've been doing this a lot myself lately. Btw that french twist kicks ass. I love how it's a little bit messy.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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    1. Priya, thanks for all your sweet comments!

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  10. "with the right items- you don't need much in your wardrobe"
    That sounds like the dream wardrobe to me! This is a great outfit- it seems effortless casual and fancy at the same time. I like your hair- did you do it like a French twist with a flair? Did it stay up well?

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    1. More like this is the best I can do a French twist.... not sure if I'm not doing it right or if it is because my hair is so short. It stays fairly well though there is often some loose by a days end of work with kids (no kids and the hair is fine, lol.)

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