WIW: A Very "Me" Week, Day 4

Day 4 of Angie's challenge to present a week of "very you" outfits. . .

Okay, today, no constraints: it's a day off, and I can dress as I wish. This is an outfit that is very much my day-off style. Or perhaps I should say was. . . . Lately, I've been wearing this formula of tee+cardigan+jeans less often, reaching instead for a simpler one of pullover+jeans. Part of that change has to do with the jeans I prefer wearing lately, which are high-waisted straights. I like those with shorter tops. I used to wear my trusted long cardis with skinny jeans, and I'm rarely wearing skinnies days. Today I put on a long cardigan with my mid-rise boyfriend jeans, which have also taken a back seat to the high-waisted straights lately. I always wear these with a belt, and usually the one I'm wearing today, my very favorite. I don't like the belt with my high-waisted straight jeans (I don't like the look on me, plus the belt is too long for them), and I miss wearing it!

What makes it me: Diffuse, low-to-medium contrast patterns; old stand-by formula of fun tee+cardi+jeans; a little bit of sparkle; a little bit of toughness; muted metals (rather than shiny); and olive!

Many of these are favorites, and pieces that I searched hard for: the jeans--I don't know how many boyfriends I tried on or bought before I landed on these, which are the perfect rise, fit, feel, length; the Chelsea boots are another Goldilocks find, just the right combo of refined and casual; the olive puffer and bag--this dark olive is my favorite neutral--it's a real treasure to find the color in styles that work for me.

The outfit: Mid-rise boyfriend jeans in a medium wash (Citizens of Humanity, Emerson); black, gray, sage, and cream blurry-starry-floral-like print tee (made by me); gray and cream animal print fuzzy cardigan (Free People, Out of Africa); studded brown and black belt with square burnished silver buckle (Suzi Roher); black Chelsea boots (Dune London, Peppie); olive puffer coat (Lauren Ralph Lauren); olive bag (AllSaints, Mast); muted silver half-moon earrings (J.Crew); studded narrow brown leather bracelet; cateye glasses (Entourage of 7); black aviator sunglasses (Prada).

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  • Kathie replied 4 years ago

    I love your examples of patient, picky and perfect. Great pattern mix with the top and sweater.

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    Perfect day-off look ... cozy and comfy, but also polished. YLF. That's a really cool cardi!

  • Roxanna replied 4 years ago

    Love this - edgy, trendy, comfy. I am lusting after those jeans!

  • suntiger replied 4 years ago

    Great pattern mix and the dark olive is so good on you! And your hair looks great too :)

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 years ago

    You look cosy in that fab print cardi.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


    Cuddly Stylish Sharan always makes me smile. 

  • SarahD8 replied 4 years ago

    Oh, man. I *really* like that cardi. And I love that you've pattern mixed it! Off-duty creative, so fab.

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    Yes! So you, includes fantastic shoes, great jeans, MBM tee, and small key touches like your jewelry and glasses that ratch it up even another notch!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    SarahD8, thanks! I also love this cardi--enough that I have it in two colors. I have a black version with spots in shades of brown.

  • taylor replied 4 years ago

    You have the unique knack of getting your proportions just right !
    The right amount of slouch .
    The cardigan is a clear winner ...KILLER look today

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    This may be my most favorite all your outfits ever. Your care and hunt show.

  • Katerina replied 4 years ago

    Stunning! I am blown away. Super, super chic. The combination pattern, accessories, colour palette, proportions - everything is superb on you.

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