02 July 2012
Variations on a Theme
Last time I did a Variations on a Theme post, it was the color combo of punchy orange, blue and white I couldn't keep myself away from. (I still can't stop wearing the bright orange-red, just ask my friends who are tired of seeing me in "modern red" - thanks, J.Crew).
This week? Thanks to a outfit by Hannah, I'm in lust with the whole blazer, shorts and stripes combo. I'm liking this because it is a more put-together version of my typical summer weekend uniform - shorts with some sort of cotton top. The blazer is a great addition for too-cool indoor spaces and can easily be discarded when going outdoors, and the flats keep the look casual.
Here are two recent outfits with my take on the look - one being more traditional prepped out, and the other being a bit more funky but I think still very wearable. (Sorry for the date stamp, I somehow turned it on by accident. However, pup decided to make an unscheduled guest appearance - i.e., she decided to lay right down underfoot while I was taking pics and refused to move. Don't fall for her "oh woe is me" look, haha).
What combinations of pieces are you in love with recently? What are your go-to ensembles as the temps rise?
heritage oxford (worn here - sim, sim)
Shorts: J.Crew factory chino (the shorts are actually violet, but photograph blue - sim, sim)
Belt: Target (sim, sim, brown)
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks joli (sim, sim)
Necklace: DefinitelyDifferent via Etsy (sim silver, gold, sim)
Bracelets: F21 (sim, sim, sim)
Blazer: Zara printed (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
Top: J.Crew perfect boatneck (worn here - sim, sim, as dress)
Shorts: J.Crew factory chino (worn here - sim, sim)
Belt: J.Crew (sim, sim, pricey)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - sim)
Necklace: Overstock (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelets: F21, Old Navy (sim, sim, sim, uber-luxe)