Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 5]

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter · Pinterest Parallels

If you use Pinterest you know that it tells you when people have also “pinned” something you’ve pinned. Over the past few months I have two pins in particular that have exploded with being “re-pinned.” Both are outfits I saved as inspiration from other blogs and both are quite simple. So, I figured that today I’d show you one of them and how I decided to make it a reality with my wardrobe.

This pink gingham shirt, gray sweater, and black dress pants outfit as originally see on Outfit Posts isn’t that earth-shattering. I mean, I wear a sweater over a button-up at least once a week. In fact, I just wore this pink gingham shirt last week!

But, today, I paired it with a solid gray sweater and black jeans (instead of dress pants) as my homage to MK.

pink-gingham-shirt-gray-sweater-1Shirt – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Sweater – Gap (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Booties Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same) | Necklace – Express (similar)

pink-gingham-shirt-gray-sweater-3At my previous job I would have rocked the dress pants and the heels. But at my current gig black jeans and booties felt more appropriate.

And looking at MK’s original outfit and my parallel I have to say the the wider leg dress pants really help balance out the layers on top. Also, I think her darker gray sweater helps with the color balance between the black pants and the pink. It’s a nicer transition than my lighter gray sweater. Admittedly, I tried this outfit with a darker gray sweater that I have but that one is a v-neck and I just wasn’t feeling the v-neck with the button up and a necklace.

Still, I clearly like the concept and it’s not one that too foreign to me. But trying to parallel the original outfit helps me figure out why some outfits work and some just miss the mark.

What are your thoughts on this particular parallel?

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5 replies on “Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 5]

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I agree that I would like it better with the tails of the shirt hanging out. And I tried it, I really did! But the length of this sweater and the length of the shirt were almost exactly the same and it looked kind of ridiculous with so little of the shirt hanging out of the bottom 🙂

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    For what it’s worth, I actually think I like YOUR interpretation of the outfit better than the original. I see gingham as more of a casual pattern, so to me, it looked a little weird to have that with dress pants. I think goes much better with jeans!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Well, thank you! I think it might be the juxtaposition of the casual shirt and the dressy pants that gets the outfit pinned so often on Pinterest but I’d really love to know the actual psychology behind that.

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