Over the last few months, I feel like I really stepped up my style.
When I first posted about this shirt in June, just wearing it with jeans felt pretty far outside of my comfort zone. The shirt was bright! And collared! (Seriously, I sound like the most gigantic wimp).
Now I look at it with just jeans and think, "Mmm, betta not."
Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Target // Shoes: Old Navy
I mean, it's not bad. But this shirt doesn't scare me like it used to.
When we decided to do One Piece, Five Ways for this edition of Raiding My Sister's Closet, I easily came up with five different ways to wear it.
(My hair, though? Always the same. I lack hair variety skills. Can't bring myself to care. Long hair is wasted on me).
Let's do this thing.
The blue pants make an appearance again! I like the bright pants instead of just blue jeans, and the black vest tones it all down a little.
Wearing a plaid shirt unbuttoned makes me think 90s!, but pairing it with a fitted lace top keeps it from being too grunge. Plus, the lace adds a little texture.
Dress: DownEast Basics // Tights: c/o Choies // Boots: c/o Choies // Bracelets: c/o Persunmall (here and here)
I have gotten so much mileage out of this dress (thanks, Mom!). I love the contrast of the bright plaid with the gray and black.
I stole this shirt pattern-mixing idea from Merrick (seriously, I owe all my better dressing to her - a friend asked me recently what style blogs I read and I was like, "Um . . .Merrick's") when she did this ultra-brilliant post about stepping up your basic outfits.
Also, my shoe is untied. It's hard to be an adult, sometimes.