Friday, January 14, 2011

A Winning Combination

Top: Vintage, thrifted, $2 // Sweater: Thrifted, $4 // Jeans: Urban Outfitters, $29 // Boots: Forever 21, $28 // Belt: Came with F21 shorts // Necklace: Birthday gift

Often when I'm putting together an outfit, I feel like some kind of gimmick is required -- an unusual statement piece, an unexpected pairing of items, etc. Perhaps the cold weather is stifling my creativity a bit, but yesterday I didn't try anything fancy. Rather, I relied on the idea that combining several classic pieces would result in a successful ensemble... basic jeans, a simple top, a cozy cardigan, practical boots and a couple of accessories. It may not be flashy, but it certainly worked for me.

Happy Friday! My goal for next week is no night shots!

17 comments:

Work With What You've Got said...

I'm the same way! I sometimes think I need FLASH. But this looks great, and the little detail of the cuff on the jeans makes it stand out.

Sophie said...

sometimes practical looks best :)

alex said...

i was thinking about going thrifting this weekend, and you just inspired me 10-fold! love this outfit. love the snowy backdrop.

xxx
www.theleatherweather.com

FASHION ICE said...

those r awesome jeans on u!
feel free to follow xo

Little Gray Pixel said...

I really like this. The red necklace is the icing on the cake.

Kristin Wyly said...

I think the color scheme of this has plenty of flash! That red necklace really makes the outfit pop in my opinion. But then again I'm a very boring person...

M. said...

perfect. Love the necklace color for it.

xx

Fashion Therapist said...

This is the look I always try to perfect, but I do horribly in jeans.

Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

Hi..I adore your blog and love this gray thrifted cardigan..very useful and price is right. I thrift constantly too...love it!

XO Lisa

Cee said...

I'm the same way... I tend to wear a lot of black, so I always try to have one pop of colour in my outfits, even if it's only a pair of earrings. But sometimes, simplicity is the way to go, and in this case, it is, because you are the thing that stands out :) I found your blog on hercatwalk.com and I can't believe this is the first time I've stumbled upon it; you have great style and I am in love with your haircut!

xox,
Cee
http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

livingbelowtheclouds said...

the touch of color given by your necklace is gorgeous

Brittney said...

i've totally been noticing the same thing--classic pieces are "classic" for a reason. i've fallen into the bigger-and-weirder-might-be-cooler trap before, and i usually end up looking like a hot mess. you look fabulous here. i love your cuffed jean.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

JC said...

simple yet stylish! love it.

Between Laundry Days said...

Sometimes, non-flashy outfits are the ones I feel most comfortable in. I think this outfit is great, and I really love those boots!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

You do cuffed jeans and boots like no one else. Love the lights in the background too.

ENID P. said...

red accents work well on you!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love this! The red necklace pops wonderfully! So prettttty, as always :)