Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Pink and Ruffley
I love this vest. You probably already knew that since you've seen it here and here:) I wanted a way to dress it up with a bit of a girly twist since the other ways were kind of 'menswear inspired'. I've decided that I really like mixing feminine pieces that have ruffles and other girly details with menswear pieces. The contrast looks really neat together - bringing together the masculine and feminine aspects of an outfit really make an ensemble interesting. This new idea has really inspired me!
I've had this girly pink ruffle shirt for a few years. It has since gotten too big and baggy on me (which I am loving:)) but I really like it. It's super comfortable and so soft to the touch. So I decided to make it work again. I layered the masculine vest over it to give it shape in the waist so that it doesn't hang on me. I paired it with my black pencil skirt for a sharp 'pseudo suit' look. I wanted some coordinating accessories so I opted for a gold chain necklace and a gold snakeskin belt. I wore the belt like Elaine by following her twisty belt tutorial. Everyone should try wearing their belts like this! It looks complicated but it's sooo easy!! All you need is a bit of a longer belt that has some flexibility. Thanks for the idea and tutorial, Elaine:) I thought that the camel colored equestrian boots tied the outfit together with a bit of a contrasting color splash.
White Undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)
Pink Shirt: Ann Taylor
Vest: Thrifted (H&M)
Tights: Century 21 (Hue)
Boots: Banana Republic
Necklace: Banana Republic
Do you like to combine girly pieces with more masculine pieces? What trends do you like to mix for a unique look??