This week, as I began packing my closet for the big move back to the Midwest, I began to realize there are a number of things I very rarely wear and there are a number of outfit combinations that can be created. This look was a result of that. I usually wear these pants with a longer shirt or a short dress since they are pretty snug. This time I paired them with a navy jacket that cinched at the waist. The jacket was something I scored at a designer swap I attended months ago, but it’s yet to make an appearance on the blog.
This outfit was perfect for a day of running errands - Target for some last minute purchases, Ann Taylor for a return, the bank and the post office. It wore well throughout the day and was still cool enough when the temperatures began to rise in the afternoon.
I know some old-school stylists will say the shoes are a serious no-n0. Apparently there is a fashion rule that the shoes should never be a lighter than the pants being worn. I’m not sure I agree with that sentiment. The zebra stripes are more of a muted white, while the wedges are more bright; but I think it worked thanks to the tan wedge color. Do you subscribe to the shoe color must be darker than the hemline rule?
Tip: Pull that thing you love but haven’t worn much out of your closet and wear it tomorrow.
Pants: New York & Co.
Jacket: Elizabeth and James, scored from a swap
Necklace: c/o Mimi Boutique