WIW: A very "me" week, day 2

Today was a work day, so I dressed head-to-toe in clothing from the store where I work, OSKA Seattle (except footwear--we don't sell footwear).
So this outfit might not be entirely "me," as I might wear these items differently outside of work. I bought the jeans a while back, and I really bought them just to add to my jeans capsule. So I have worn them a lot with tops that I've made, or tops from other brands I like. My boss encouraged me to wear them to work, and I'm glad to be able to do so, since jeans are perhaps my favorite thing to wear.

Why this outfit is me: jeans!; booties with a tomboy vibe--I like shoes with some borrowed-from-the-guys elements; comfort

Why it might be a little not-me: I gravitate toward more subdued colors, and the bright plaid scarf is a departure from the more diffuse patterns I favor as well.

The outfit:
Tapered, side-zip, high-waist jeans (ISCHIKO, Wista); cotton pullover long-sleeved sweater with lower front pocket, in soft orange (ISCHIKO, Munica pullover, in kimchi); purple, orange, blue, green, turquoise, and off-white plaid slubby scarf (ISCHIKO); brown lace-up booties (Jo Ghost); gray tweed-print uffer coat (OSKA), brown and gray croc print satchel (Brahmin); purple lightweight knit gloves (Jeanne Simmons).

I'm hoping this challenge will help me recapture sense of my style. I feel I have a well-developed personal style, but it's all intuitive. I'm not good at describing it or identifying what it encompasses.

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  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    You look great Firecracker - I especially love the jeans and puffer.  I can see that you usually wear lower contrast neutrals or subdued colours, but the mango/peach sweater is fun at the end of winter.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Sal!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Sharan, how delightful and a fun surprise to see you in peach! You look wonderful. KILLER all round. I love the jeans with those boots and bag. Fab complement - and a way to bring your moody tones back in so that the peach doesn't boss you around. 

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    It's true, the peachy color is brighter than your usual, but the muted scarf tones it down, and wow, is it ever a beautiful color on you!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Angie! I love that expression, not letting an item of clothing "boss one around"!
    Torontogirl, thank you! The scarf looks brighter in real life, but still, yes, you make a good point that it tones down the solid orange.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    You style seems muted neutrals, and arty drama/ architecture that looks natural on you, not forced. It is fun to see you in the orange color. Love the coat, boots and bag.

  • SarahD8 replied 4 years ago

    Those jeans and booties are super flattering on you!
    The top and scarf look great -- will be interesting to see if you decide they are "you" or not.

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    The jeans and the boots were made for each other. And peach is a great color on you. YLF

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 years ago

    The peach is alovely colour on you and I very much like your boots.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    We can of course, boss our clothes around. But they can't boss us around.


  • replied 4 years ago

    I'll have to check out those jeans -- I've never seen jeans with a side zip.  I kind of like pants with a side zipper, it just seems like a cleaner look.  They look great on you, and so do all your other things.  The orange top is fantastic!

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