WIW: arty, sporty tomboy

I wanted to wear this black and gray striped tee today, because it can double as my workout top for Pilates. Usually I'd wear a cardigan over it, but I wanted to wear something a little different than the usual short or long classic cardigan. I decided to try my black cocoon shrug, made of fabric with intentional holes in the outer layer.  And I added my piano-wire necklace; I like the way the links echo the shape of the holes in the shrug. The outfit felt good for my errands and hanging out; it seems to have just the right amount of quirkiness for me.

The outfit (worn for a day off):
Medium wash boyfriend jeans (Fidelity); gray and black striped long-sleeve tee (Caslon); black shredded-knit cocoon shrug (made by me); black belt; black and white snake print sneakers (Mephisto); piano-wire chain necklace and silver etched-spiral disk earrings; black packable raincoat (Cole Haan); espresso and black satchel (Joy Gryson, Natalie).

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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13 Comments

  • unfrumped replied 2 years ago

    Oh, love the sneakers and how the mixed print/colors give Mephisto a whole new look. I know they are known for great comfort level and have been tempted to try, possibly for travel-walking shoes.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    unfrumped, these shoes look to have the same basic design as the ballet flats that Angie posted today. They are made like running shoes inside. I can replace the insole with my Superfeet inserts, if I want a little firmer arch support.

  • merwoman replied 2 years ago

    Such a cohesive look! I marvel at your ability to attend to each detail in your outfit - yet the total effect is unstudied and natural.

  • Karie replied 2 years ago

    Fantastic sneakers! I like the entire outfit, especially that gorgeous shrug.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    I like it! The shrug shape is a great alternative to the classic cardigan.

  • Inge replied 2 years ago

    Another brilliant look, Sharan. In addition to the details you've already mentioned, also love how the white in the sneakers subtly echoes the white in the top.

  • Summer replied 2 years ago

    This is a lovely outfit.  I'm all for versatile clothes, such as your top, that can do double duty; that makes perfect sense to me.

  • Deb replied 2 years ago

    Oh I like you in black! You don't wear it a lot.... it really suits you. Love the fine stripe of the top and the shrug. Good taste and flattering as always!

  • texstyle replied 2 years ago

    The sneakers are great - nice change with the texture look. I like the outfit overall, the only thing I paused at was the roll of the jeans. It seems off to me, esp. in back so I think I'd play with that more.

  • Marlene replied 2 years ago

    Brilliant!  I LOVE how you do casual.  Must track down those shoes to try on....

  • Transcona Shannon replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous sporty casual look!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Texstyle, I did notice the weird roll effect in the photos. Not sure what was going on, but I think I did adjust it. If not, I guess it's too late now! Ha ha!

    Marlene, I got the shoes at the Northgate Nordstrom, from my shoe guy, Eric! He will fix you right up. :)

  • Deborah replied 2 years ago

    This is a great look:)  I struggle a bit personally with the whole sneaker look but you have really worked it and it looks so cool.  Love those jeans.  The whole outfit has such a cool, slouchy vibe about it.

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