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 10 months ago

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

  • torontogirl replied 10 months ago

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

  • Roxanna replied 10 months ago

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

  • suntiger replied 10 months ago

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

  • Cardiff girl replied 10 months ago

    You look cosy in that fab print cardi.

  • Angie replied 10 months ago


    Cuddly Stylish Sharan always makes me smile. 

  • SarahD8 replied 10 months ago

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

  • shevia replied 10 months 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 replied 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

  • Katerina replied 10 months 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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