Monday, February 20, 2012

Dramatic Silhouettes

I: If there's one thing I love about fashion, it's the constantly changing rules surrounding the latest styles of a woman's silhouette. In the last couple decades, larger, bulky outerwear up-top with slim, tight-fitting bottoms has been quite trendy: I myself am a huge fan of oversized, cropped jackets. Today's post showcases a little of how to make this dramatic look in to more of an everyday outfit.

I picked up this amazing coat at the thrift awhile back, and I've been waiting for the perfect outfit to wear it with. Finally, on a particularly icy Sunday, I threw on an outfit that was missing something...something like faux fur. I paired very classic, plain pieces together, and kept the layering light so that the jacket would be the center of attention. To compliment its rich color, I added a warm orange turban and some berry toned lipstick, along with silver jewelry. I think I was definitely going for an Erykah Badu vibe here with the platforms!
I: Wearing Vintage Fur jacket, Pashmina Scarf as turban, Mexican Silver & Amber Cuff [eBay], Linen Button Up [vintage], Light Wash Denim Vest [Zara], High Waisted Skinny Jeans [BDG], Velvet Platform Boots [Deena & Ozzy]
My lovely friend Jackie rocked one of my favorite vintage jackets with a similar silhouette (it suited the weather perfectly). I really loved her choice in mixing the floral and herringbone patterns, but keeping a mostly dark, high contrast color palette. I think it's a first class example of a cute, warm winter outfit. 
J: Wearing Leather and Herringbone Jacket [vintage], Oversized Button Up [vintage J.Crew], The Riding Pant [American Apparel], Ankle Boots [Nine West], Floral Scarf as Turban [DIY]

oxo

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In Transit

C: Wanted to post a couple of picks from one of our many trips Downtown. Our friend Osi decided to join us so we thought it might be fun make him one of our first experimental styling projects.
      
 O: Wearing Crooks and Castles pullover, Ralph Lauren button-up, Zara man Jeans and black Supras 
 
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