Shorts: RES Denim
so boyfriend shorts. a new concept for me. it took me long enough to find a pair of boyfriend jeans that didn’t make me look like an actual male, but once i found one pair it all seemed to get easier from there. however shorts i feel are a little less mainstream when it comes to the ‘boyfriend’ category. they’re the kind of thing that i always saw on models (or people who looked like models) and thought i could never wear. so i was thrilled when i tried on a pair and through that i actually looked semi-cool. the shorts actually look cool just with converses (classic) or ankle boots, but i tried to experiment a little with my footwear.
now, we need to discuss these shoes. i am not entirely sure if they’re cool, or make me look like i have animal feet? i feel slightly like i have hooves for feet. but then when i turn on the side i like their profile. this is one of my better shoe-outfit combos though. ah, we try and at times we fail, and other times we have no idea if we’ve passed or failed. but we must at least try!
blouse: Seed Herritage
jacket: From a Boutique in Brooklyn
jeans: Nobody Denim
so here we have it. what i call fool-proof dressing. a comfortable pair of jeans, and a leather jacket. for me the shoes and top are changeable. the options there are endless. i love the brown jacket here instead of black. i think that black is slightly more predictable (though still amazing and something that i always wear) and gives a slightly less ‘matchy’ feel to the outfit. when the basis of your outfit is black and white, you really can add whatever colour you want. this blouse is actually sleevless. i kind of love the shape because it’s essentially a sack. it allows you to manipulate the shape a little. it still looks flowing when you tuck it in to your jeans. it’s actually 3 sizes too big for me, but because of the style the size is far less important. (it was also on sale for $30, which played in persuading me!) also on sale were these boots! I have been wanting a pair of lace-up boots for a while now, but for some reason i found it hard to spend the money on them. you know there are some things in life that you just buy without reason! you don’t care about price you just want it! (me on so many occasions) but then there are those things that no matter how much you wish it was in your wardrobe every time you’re getting changed, you just don’t quite want to pay for it. this could just be me, or the nature of a woman??? i just want what i want, not always what i need! (like all i really needed was a pair of lace-up boots.)
anyway, enough babble. perhaps one day i will get better at controlling my thoughts. maybe i will even collect them in such a way that they could be understood. i do wonder if i used correct grammar whether it would make my random thought processes slightly easier to follow? and here i go again. jotting down my continual train of thought in a series of short and unrelated sentences. so, in true reflection of what this post is about, i would like to set a challenge to all readers. find a pair of jeans and a leather jacket that you love, and see just how many outfits (casual and smart) you can create with this as your shell. you might be surprised just how quickly you can pull together a great outfit under pressure!