WIW: casual pants & short boots

When I saw today's post, I thought it was the kind of formula I like to wear. In fact, I was planning to wear a version of it today. Instead of a fluid pullover sweater, I substituted an arty tee and boyfriend cardigan. Of course, that meant I had to add a belt, which was one of the fussy things Angie avoided for her client.

I like this outfit. It feels like me, it's comfortable to wear, I love the colors. It's fun to get out my wool coat again, and the fedora is a fun addition. There are not many hats I like on me, but this style seems to work. I already had this hat in charcoal from a year or two ago, and although I don't wear it often, when I saw it in teal recently, I thought it would be fun to have. It almost feels like a wild card, but perhaps it's not, since I already had one like it.

The outfit, worn for a day off:
Teal corduroy skinnies (Kut from the Kloth, Diana); mixed print long sleeved tee in teals, browns and taupes (made by me); oatmeal merino wool boyfriend cardigan (Halogen); brown belt with brass buckle (B-low the Belt); espresso brown moto boots (Miu Miu); brown and gray wool coat (made by me); teal wool asymmetrical fedora (Asian Eye); black and brown snakeskin print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); antique gold with teal and brown beads earrings and necklace.

Comments and suggestions welcome! Thanks for looking.

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  • Quietgirl replied 5 years ago

    Love the arty tee and that is a great winter coat!!

  • AviaMariah replied 5 years ago

    I love this look.  I have those cords bookmarked for post baby.  They look so comfy and I love the colors.

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Fabulous! Love this silhouette on you. The mid calf booties are awesome and I love the outerwear. Hat is killer!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

  • replied 5 years ago

    So fab! The whole look is great H to T. What a great colour your jeans are and your booties work so well with this look.

  • cjh replied 5 years ago

    I'm amazed by the coat. Wow, good work, and so perfect for you!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    That's a wonderful coat and the hat is also fun. I wish I could see the real colours of the outfit better; glad you posted the link to the jeans for that reason. And I love love love the boots! 

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I hereby crown you Queen Mid-Calf Boots. You wear them like no other. They work SO well with the shape of your calves, Sharan. Love. 

    And aren't you gorgeous in a hat. Fabulous casual outfit. Fun teal velvet pants. Great casual pants alternative. xo

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Suz, the color of the pants is somewhere between my photo and the Nordstrom photo. Mine just don't appear as bright to me IRL as the Nordstrom site makes them look.
    Thanks, kellygirl and Angie! It's so nice of you to point out your thoughts on the mid-calf boots. I hadn't thought of how they worked for my legs. While I like my calves, I find them a challenge at times, for fitting and choosing styles.

  • Catnip replied 5 years ago

    I love your outfit.  The proportions are perfect on your body and the colors are so pretty.

  • Deb replied 5 years ago

    Loving all of these looks. You are so tall and svelte and carry your clothes so well. I sit here admiring your sewing yet again and the beautiful work and fabrics. There is a classic-ness here yet an element of individual, modern, middle aged fun. Great styling for your body type too. Please wear the hat more often!

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