james perse

GREY ON GREY AND A SECRET JACKET

Here's a weird outfit that can only be worn in climates like LA where the day starts at 50 degrees, goes up to 70 and then dips back down to 50. Confusing, and also the reason why the rest of the world makes fun of LA.... for outfits like this: 

Happy enough, though.

I realized when getting dressed how ridiculous it is to wear shorts, a tee and then a big ass jacket. But then I thought "Go with it sister. Let's just play the ridiculousness up."

T-shirt is MANY sizes too large, which is part of the concept. Oversized for comfort. Suede shorts in May? Totally practical right? Riiigghhhttt. 

Then the jacket: an oversized men's bomber style jacket... (with a secret...) keep reading.

The necklaces: a combination of a Zuni fetish necklace, a vintage turquoise find and an Isabel Marant pom necklace. 

Picking up where the shorts left off, suede wedges baby. 

BONUS: You know the GREY jacket? It's reversible! I love men's clothes that have this practical thinking behind it. 

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Say what?!?! Now it's black... now it's not! 

That'sabowtit. 

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SPRING LEATHER - WRINKLES SHMRINKLES

Listen pal, sometimes I don't want to steam my shirt. On those days, I make the accidental wrinkles in my clothes "the theme" for the entire look and it turns an accident into a happy accident. Huh? What? Yes.  

Full look:

This James Perse  men's t-shirt was wrinkled beyond recognition this morning. But I'm lazy, baby. ON IT GOES! I might make the wrinkles MORE deliberate by smooshing the sleeves up. 

Then, for good measure (and good design) here come the relaxed fit pants, with wrinkles built in. See what I did there?  Accidental wrinkles paired with intentional wrinkles, make it a look.

Ahhh, the good ol' "I'm tyring to look effortless like I give zero (shi*ts) but I really do, though" pants. This particular pair are yummy, because they are LEATHER. Hallelujah for spring leather!

Now, for the pulled together parts to bring my look from shlub to HUB (a-huba-huba): fierce, architectural heels.

Black moto jacket. 

And now - the adornments. Who's layering necklaces? What you see here is a silver chain mail necklace, under a vintage Indian piece, surrounded by a faux bone feather necklace. 

All colors in the same family, all blending. 

Do any of you try similar tactics? 

WEARING

James Perse tee | Current Elliott leather pants | Alexander Wang heels | Isabel Marant jacket (similar Zara)

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