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Contrasts

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers, Black and White Blazer, Faux Fur Scarf, Wool Blazer, ALDO Bag, Black Wedge SneakersGlasses: Eye Fly, Faux Fur Snood & Ring: Gifted (thanks Mom), Blazer Originally my Mom’s, Jeans: Battery St Jeans, Sneakers: Steve Madden, Bag: ALDO
Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers, Black and White Blazer, Faux Fur Scarf, Wool Blazer, ALDO Bag, Black Wedge SneakersWore Out, Outfit Posts, Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers, Black and White Blazer, Faux Fur Scarf, Wool Blazer, ALDO Bag, Black Wedge SneakersIronic that the day after I post about wanting to dress up more here I am in jeans and sneakers. There’s something wonderful about wearing my mom’s college blazer with my new wedge sneakers (yes I know I’m “like the last person to get them, like ever”). There’s an equilibrium that can be found when you mix contrasts and this outfit is exactly that for me; an unlikely mix of old and new favorites that worked a lot better than I thought it would.

What contrasts are you experimenting with?

Simple, Grungy, and Glam

Dollar Store Sunnies, Hat & Vintage Skirt: Downtown Threads Gifted Faux Fur Snood, Guess Moto Jacket: Wilsons Leather Mockneck: Boutique in GA, Tights: Target, Velvet Boots: Old Navy Ring: Michaels

When in doubt wear black (at least that’s what I always say).  I knew I was in for a wildly busy day so I choose comfortable pieces, stuck to a simple color palette (black and white) and added personality with updated basics like a fuax fur snood and velvet combat boots.

How do you stay comfortable and stylish on busy days?

Coral and Lace in the Face of Fashion Odds

Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Blouse: H&M (via The Clothes Exchange), Cropped Lace Pants: Urban Outfitters, Bracelet: Forever 21, Heels: ALDOWe’ve all had those mornings when getting dressed feels like an insurmountable obstacle. Nothing fits, everything you own suddenly looks odd, and soon your whole morning is derailed.

On days when this happens to me I remind myself how irrational the whole situation is (how could a closet full of clothes stop fitting overnight) and get back to basics; and what’s more basic than black and white? Throw in coral suede platforms from ALDO for towering height and a summer dose of color and you’ve got a classic, no fuss look to carry you through whatever your day throws at you.

What are your wardrobe basics?