Every morning when I wake up I can’t wait to check out what my favorite style bloggers from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Brooklyn Blonde and Sterling Style are wearing. Seeing these real girls put together amazing outfits not only gives me great ideas for what to wear but it also inspired me to have a little fun with Instagram and do an outfit post of my own.
After what has seemed like an eternity of rainy days here in Seattle (by the way, it’s totally true…it rains here A LOT!) I was inspired to put on the red trousers I bought at Madewell a few months ago and combat all the gray skies with some color. They are a wool gaberdine and beyond comfortable, easy to run around and do my errands in and surprisingly flattering given the front pleats. I paired them with one of my favorite crew neck animal print wool sweaters and put on a statement necklace with two big bracelets. I love big jewelry which might be because I share a birthday with late great Elizabeth Taylor;). Nude heels helped to keep the focus on the pants and lengthen my leg line. Yes, this look is a bold but I loved it and felt so great in my pop of color it helped make the gray days fade away.
- If you want to tone the look down a little you could try a nautical striped shirt and ballet flats instead.
- If you go with animal print make sure it’s a sophisticated print like the blouse in the Polyvore collage above.
- I love big jewelry but not big price tags so I get most of my stuff from JCrew and Forever21. It’s amazing how some $10 statement jewels can make a simple jeans and t-shirt look super expensive;)
- The bracelets and sweater in my pictures above are old and I don’t know if you can get them anymore but if you’re interested you can click on the Polyvore collage above for details on how to get a similar look.