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OUTFIT// GREY ON GREY AND THE HIDING GAME

Executive decision! Time to get rid of skinny jeans made of super thin denim. Get rid of it. I feel like I already knew this and then I put on this pair and realized how crucial it is.  

 Skinny pants are ok... but they are only acceptable in a medium to substantial denim. 

Otherwise, you get what I'm giving here: sausage casing legs. I'm not hating on myself.

Being the woman with a "zero redundancies in my wardrobe" rule, I was forced to wear the only grey jeans I had, which are super thin and too tight and will be sold on ebay or donated asap. 

Sheesh...

"No one puts baby in the corner!" If you don't know what movie I'm quoting, we need to have a conversation. Meanwhile, see how the pants are just too legging-y? No bueno. 

SHOP JEANS THAT MAKE THE CUT!

The good news is I have a jacket to cover it all up. Hallelujah for the OVERSIZED jacket vibe!

Do you remember this oversized jacket, designed to be big and then I bought it 2 times too large on top of it? 

Hallelujah!

TRY AN OVERSIZED JACKET

Now - about the genius parts of this CASUAL look! Remember when Saint Laurent was Yves Saint Laurent? Well well well...  this top is an OG YSL men's shirt. 

Check the deets! A lil'  golden logo, a lil' pearly button.

For accessories- a two-fer! Vintage necklace from my India trip paired with a fringe effect Isabel Marant necklace. 

SHOP FRINGE NECKLACES

SNAG SOME ROSE GOLD KICKS

That is all! 

RED SWEATER AND MATCHING JORDANS

I remind myself that "casual" doesn't mean frumpy and shlumpy (those are technical terms of course). It means dressed down and comfortable. Jeans and sneakers it is!

But how to deliver on personality, flair and non-shlumpiness when wearing jeans and sneakers? We shall see...

Finished look:

Started here: anchor pieces -slim jeans in super light wash, paired it with deep red sweater and sneakers. It's the lowest hanging fruit. BUT because the fit is slim on both the top and bottom, I'm off to a non-shlumpy start!

The red means I'm OK with being seen and standing out. That's a choice to show personality and not fade into the background.

Funny little bumps of texture on the sweater = personality. Why wear a flat red sweater when sweaters like this exist?

But the outfit needs something doesn't it? How about the dreaded 90's shirt tied around the waist? Let's do it. Will it add bulk to my body? Sure. Will it add flair? You better believe it!

Tying in the red theme. A deliberate choice.

Jacket: I was reaching for jackets and an inner voice said "DON'T MATCH YOUR JACKET TO ANYTHING ELSE IN THE OUTFIT AND SEE IF IT WORKS! TRY DAMN YOU!"

As long as there was a hint of red and another color already in the outfit, I would risk the confused looks on other people's faces as I walk down the street. Because hey, there is a logic going on here.

Mixing multiple "styles" together, kept this look from being too much of one thing. Looks involved: 90's, sporty, bohemian, preppy.

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Yay! Casual but not shlumpy.

Wearing Isabel Marant Jacket |7 Jeans | Jordan 3 Sneaks | Novis Sweater |Garments Engineered Men's shirt