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There are some days when I feel I’m competely bored with my wardrobe because I have too many basics. There are other days when I’m frustrated by my lack of basic, simple pieces.
See – I have a love / hate relationship with basics. There’s totally a need for them as foundational pieces for layering, matching, or because I’m just feeling basic that day and want to wear something basic.
However, my basics and never that…basic. They usually have a design element that makes them interesting, be it an unexpected seam or slit, or a super flattering silhouette.
Randomly, I picked up this perforated mock turtleneck sweater from French Connection. I never go into this store, but was there for an event and thought it could satisfy my need for more basics, but with a twist. Buyers remorse kicked in the moment I got home because I felt (still feel) it was overpriced. I left the sweater in a bag near my front door but never gathered the energy to return to the store.
In NYC, I see alot of very chic looks built on simple pieces. What makes these looks pop are things like fit, accessories or, frankly, swag.
That was my inspiration for this look but, of course, I added a twist.
I chose these jeans because their slits looks like the slits in the sweater. My hair is doing it’s own thing, just like the fray in the pants. The shoes are a light spearmint shade, kinda like the color that would result from blending the white top and the blue bottom.
….this is how my mind works when creating my outfits.
Chic, with a twist. How do you think it came together?
Thanks, Nick Avloshenko, for the shoot.
*(alternatives here and below)
Vintage Wrangler jeans – try your local Goodwill or search for “Wrangler” in Etsy’s Vintage section