My first thought was I’d wear my navy pencil skirt, the same polka dot blouse, and my camel blazer. But I just picked up this tan pencil skirt at Target over the weekend and thought, well, why not just swap the colors around?
So I kept the polka dot blouse and the black shoes but put the brown on the bottom and the blue on the top. Of course, now I want to wear the other outfit, too! Look, two outfits, one inspiration photo! I love it when that happens.
Of course, if I had an awesome brown moto jacket like the one pictured I would recreate this outfit exactly. So I suppose that’s three outfits in one photo.
This particular color combination of navy and khaki almost reminds me of a school uniform. But do school uniforms let you wear fun polka dot shirts? Probably not. Although, I never had to wear a school uniform so maybe I’m misinformed.
Did you ever have to wear a school uniform? What did it look like?
When I saw Laura
wear her cropped red pants with boots and a sweater I knew I wanted to recreate the outfit with items in my own closet. Sadly, after I put it on and took pictures I realized that marathon training (and my subsequent desire to EAT ALL THE THINGS) has not been kind to me. Plus, it’s been awhile since I wore these pants and now they’re a little too tight in certain areas. I ended up swapping out the crewneck sweater for a long oatmeal colored cardigan so I would feel less exposed.
But the point of this post is not to talk about pants that are a tad too small. Nope, it’s to talk about the many ways I’ve worn these pants since “Pants” are the topic of the second day of 5 Days, 5 Ways. Actually, this post is kind of a cop-out because I did a past post showing 9 different ways
I’ve worn these red pants!
Still, other than a quickie photo from last year’s trip to New York City
this is the first time I’ve showcased these pants for cold weather wear. See, if your cropped pants are narrow enough at the ankle you can wear them all year round by putting boots over them! Pretty neat, huh?
Want your own cropped red pants? Here are a few that might fit the bill!
You already know I own red pants. And green pants. Now? Now I own blue pants. I got these for a steal from LOFT (they’re cheaper in the store than they are online, FYI). Not only do they fit great, they are actually the right length to wear with flats without needing to be hemmed! And since I’m only 5’4” on a good day, this is exciting for me. PLUS! They come in petite and tall. And in lots of other colors. Seriously. These are amazing pants. Especially when you pair them with a leopard top.
I sort of threw this outfit together knowing I wanted to wear the blue pants with the leopard top. But other than that I didn’t know what to put on with it. Enter the trusty tan blazer and my new nude flats. I’d like to think these keep this outfit from looking too “old lady” but I’ll let you be the judge.
I bought this shirt because I wanted something in pink gingham. I got this sweater as a gift and never knew what to wear it with. I bought this necklace because I’d seen something similar online and loved the way it looked with various outfits. But it wasn’t until I saw images on Pinterest that I got the idea to wear them all together.
Some people will tell you that you should only buy pieces if you know exactly what you’re going to wear them with. Can you make three outfits with it off the top of your head? Then you should get it. I sort-of subscribe to this theory. But, I also love finding new ways to wear the items in my closet that I didn’t think of when I purchased or received the items. There is so much inspiration available that I don’t think you should leave something out of your closet just because you
couldn’t think of a way to wear it. Just commit to looking for ideas and you’re bound to find that it works in your wardrobe perfectly.
Also, you may notice that I’m wearing jeans on a Thursday. That’s because this is my Friday. I’m off work starting this afternoon until January 2nd. I’ve got some fun guest posts scheduled for next week, though, don’t you worry!
P.S. Thanks to my girlfriends who suggested I try Express for “skinny” jeans that aren’t as tight on my ankle or calves. The Stella fit
are perfect if you’re looking for something similar!