WIW: easy days-off outfits

Here are a couple of outfits I wore on my days off this week. The first is a cozy combo of some favorite colors--sage and teal--with the bootcut jeans I got this year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The second outfit, which features my other new pair of jeans from NAS this year, is a throw-back to my old uniform--a tee, classic cardigan, and jeans. I tried to make the outfit more like my current style than my older style, with the jewelry and belt I added. The difference is subtle, and probably wouldn't be noticed by anyone but me. I felt comfortable and stylish in both of these outfits.

The outfits (worn for days off):
1-3: pieced long-sleeve tee in teal, ivory, and brown prints (made by me); dark wash bootcut jeans (Hudson, Beth baby bootcut); sage merino boyfriend sweater (Halogen); sage and teal handknit shoulder cozy, worn as an infinity scarf (handmade gift from a friend); pewter cutout belt (Fossil); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green, Jano); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

4-5: indigo and gray birds-eye patterned cardigan (Eddie Bauer); charcoal crew-neck long-sleeved tee (Caslon); dark wash straight leg jeans (Kut from the Kloth, Stevie); silver bib necklace with faceted beads; piano wire bracelet with silver beads; silver belt; gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma). Same coat and bag as above. Switched to gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn) later in afternoon.

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    You look great in both jeans! I like how you ground the artier elements in great jeans and shoes. 

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    How I love your carefree, dynamic style! I especially like the shorter top's hem (4-5), as you have a great figure and should not be afraid of showing it off. 

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    You did a good job of making all the outfits reflect your current style. It's interesting that something subtle like adding jewelry or belts can change how an outfit feels to the wearer. I have been noticing that taking away some of my jewelry - specifically the big, bold earrings I used to wear - seems to reflect my current style shift. I think I will always enjoy wearing my handmade jewelry, though. 

  • Helena replied 6 years ago

    Two awesome cardigans - I really love your style. It's such a great mix of casual and relaxed, but also elegant and polished - I think I've used the word "rich" before to describe your style and that's what I feel from it, in the best use of the word. Really gorgeous. Your a role model!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I saw #1 in person, and it's killer. The attention to detail with the colours and textures does not come through as well in the photos. But really - Sharan was RADIANT in that outfit. Where is your gorgepus teal hat that worked so well with your new specs? 

    #3 has a great Arty Tomboy vibe. Like the way the necklace matches the belt. Nicely done. xo

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    these both look great on you Firecracker, but I'm especially taken with #1.  Wearing the shawl as a scarf is genius.  And the proportions and texture it adds to your outfit... well, wow.

  • Vickie KY replied 6 years ago

    My goodness- you look so pulled together. I never look that good on days off (unless I plan to do something)@. I liked the adjectives used by Toronto girl to describe your style: great mix of casual & relaxed, but also elegant & polished.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Karie, that's an interesting thought about your style shift with regard to earrings. Jewelry--the addition or subtraction or it, or a change in style--can make a big difference.
    Angie, you're so kind. I guess I took the photo before I decided to wear the hat.
    For anyone else looking, here's a picture of me (in a different outfit) in the hat that I decided to add to outfit 1 above.

  • MuseumGal replied 6 years ago

    My goodness, your legs look 8 miles long in these outfits.  Tomboy chic, I love it (and so would KH).

  • E replied 6 years ago

    I have that Eddie Bauer cardigan too! :D

    Ahem. I love both of these, especially how the first one reflects your hair so well & the second makes a great backdrop for your arty accessories.

  • karymk replied 6 years ago

    yeah yeah the outfits are great as usual.  But YOU! Firecracker I seriously think you ought to model.  If you don't already.  You would be the perfect EF model--You remind me quite a bit of one of her "Tipsters" online--cant remember her name.  What do you think of my idea, hee hee?

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Vicki, thank you! I do think about where I'm going when I dress. The second outfit was for a day spent mostly at home. And I put on my shoes for the photos but just wear them when I go out; I keep the shoes of the day by the door and otherwise wear slippers at home.

    E, high five! I'll be keeping an eye out for your cardigan in an outfit one of these days.

    karymk, I'm flattered! I'll have to check out the tipsters at Eileen Fisher now.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Love both of these.  You make jeans look amazingly varied and fab!  And Angie is right --- you make terrific use of texture and subtle colors --- the artist and sewer in you is showing!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I love both of these outfits Sharan. Two different silhouettes and so *you*. Isn't the shoulder cosy/scarf fab! Nice proportions and textures going on. Lovely accessories in the second outfit in the necklace and belt and great shoes too. YLF!

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