monochrome

IF IT AINT BROKE... PT 3

It's day 3 of the holey tee takeover. This time the printed pants take a break and silk shorts take over. And the tee is now a tank. SHOCKER.

Layering green on green tanks to avoid the tragic "side bra showing because the tank sleeves hang too low" situation from happening. You ladies know what I mean. 

People usually layer different necklaces together - that's been done. Whhhhaaaatttt about wearing the same theme together for interest?

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Hello, World!

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. 

SHOP THE LOOK HERE, BOO!

SNAG THE LOOK, BOO!

Ask and ye shall receive! A lot of the items I wear, I've had for a while, meaning they're not avail to you right this second. But I did a little searchy-search to bring you pieces that are shoppable now, to recreate the monochrome, layered look from last post

Everything is under $130 and the tank is $26 bones. Get to shopping kids. 

HOW MANY LAYERS CAN ONE WOMAN WEAR

Olive green, army green, military green, how many items of the same color family can I put on my body? Let's count em'! Here's the full look:

First layer: a silk tank and shorts. Please note the overall rule to this look... it ain't got to match, it just has to "go".

Second Layer: another silk, this time long sleeved. Purpose of this layer: coverage. Check all the great design deets too!

Hanging pieces, oversized sleeve, epaulets, normally I'd say this is too many things, but the basic layer NEEDS a push.

Third layer: a directional vest. Purpose of this layer: provide shape and structure. Otherwise, I'd be drowning in a sea of silky loose vibes. Nothing wrong with that, but I think this is stronger. 

Fourth layer: a scarf. Purpose of this layer: pop of color and playing with length. Without this scarf I'd be a green machine. With the scarf there's more dimension. 

You know what time it is!

PS - I DO have a hat I could have thrown on, but I think we'd all agree I've got plenty "look" going as it is! Am I the only person still doing the head to toe monochrome looks? Talk to me. 

Wearing Isabel Marant tank, shorts, vest and scarf | Dolce Vita long sleeve top | Chloe shoes

OFF WHITE FROM HEAD TO TOE

This blurry photo is brought to by the way I've been feeling lately: groggy. My philosophy for groggy days is to do the opposite of what I want to do (wear all black, baggy clothes and hide) Instead, I wear something that forces me to pull myself outside of myself. Does that make sense?

Head to toe white in the Winter seems pretty ballsy, because every time I do it, people say "WHHHHHhaaatttt?!" 

Another tactic I use to draw attention away from my face is to wear things with points of interest that are away from my face. In this case, the sleeves and the shredded top layered underneath.

Hiding, but not hiding. What say you?

Wearing Ohne Titel sweater from Owen NYC | Raquel Allegra top | Elizabeth and James pants | Proenza Schouler heels