sweater: old Target (similar) // top: thrifted (similar) // jeans: Old Navy // shoes: thrifted Sundance (save, spend) // purse: vintage Coach via Pieceology Vintage
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
This is an outfit that, according to all the rules, should be totally wrong. And, yet, it feels totally right. I'm happier in this outfit than I have in any other, in a very long time. I feel so myself in this outfit. A sheer crop top tucked into high-waisted jeans? My jam, apparently. Especially in these gorgeous colors! It's funny how clothes can surprise you that way. When we're drawn to something we really love, it shows all over our bodies, no matter the supposed logic.
From my shopping so far this year, it's apparent that I'm committed to incorporating more vintage looks into personal style. I'm interested in creating stylish, sophisticated vintage-inspired outfits that are practical in my every day life. With the exception of my beloved purse, none of these items are actually vintage, and yet the color palette and silhouette take you back to a different era. I've now worn this outfit to work, to a friend's birthday in the park, and out for cocktails on a patio. It doesn't get more real life wearable than that, my friends.
What outfits surprised you recently? What color palettes are your favorite to wear?