Here's the thing: screwy LA weather is to blame for the "all over the place" outfits this city has become known for. Think: short, short with Uggs or tank top with beanie... are we hot or are we cold or are we both?!
While you wouldn't catch me dead in either of the combos above, you will catch me trying to master the "all over the place" look because Yes, I am HOT and I am COLD and I have no idea at what point in the day I'm gonna' feel normal.
Here's a look at making "all over the place" the theme of the outfit with HOPEFULLY an outcome we all like. You be the judge!
What you're looking at is an Alexander Wang t-shirt worn with a ruffled skirt (gasp) and a gilet aka a vest.
First key to dressing "all over the place" was to pick the ONE item that would keep me warm but not too warm! Enter your wardrobe's most neglected item... THE VEST!
She's warm enough, not a jacket yet - so she's not overdoing it. This one I juuuuust got on super sale from the Outnet! Hallelujah, who else scored during the Isabel Marant sale? Chosen for it's color... navy, draping and design deets!
Look how pretty it just FALLS into the best shape and has structure where it needs to.
SHOP ISABEL MARANT VESTS
SHOP OTHER STYLISH VESTS
In the winter - I'll just hide under the flaps.
For now - letting it hang!
Second part to dressing "all over the place" - basic tee and any separate - went with this ruffled skirt, because the vest is so bulky, I needed some balance below. Ruffles bring volume.
SHOP ALEXANDER WANG TEES, IF YOU PLEASE
SHOP JERSEY TEES UNDER $100
SHOP ISABEL MARANT RUFFLED SKIRTS
SHOP RUFFLED SKIRTS
Shoes: listen, this could have been worn with ankle boots but it's me you guys!
What do you think? Is this making "all over the place" work or still looking nuts? Sigh.