April 2024, part one – Blue Collar Red Lipstick

Facts: Club Monaco turtleneck, Escada costume, Rebecca Minkoff belt, Aldo footwear (all thrifted)

Feelings: I thrifted this vintage Escada dress several years ago (circa 2017) but it’s been hanging in my archive closet for a extensive time. It’s a wonderfully created and lower dress, but inspite of getting seemingly plain, it is anything at all but. The detailing will make it particular but it also can make it a obstacle to style. The superior information is that I’m on a thing of a 70s kick at the second, so I have bought far more tips for this than prior to. Starting with this outfit, which is fairly uncomplicated but very powerful, if I do say so myself. Crucial specifics: the striped turtleneck provides a funky, present day contact the belt properly complements the costume details and the loafers maintain the complete seem from remaining as well major.

Details: Toni T dickie, Ralph Lauren vest, Pendleton blazer, Esprit belt, Icone trousers, Ferragamo shoes (all secondhand)

Thoughts: I love the colour palette-inspired pattern combine of the vest and blazer — it felt very gratifying. I’m discovering khaki/tan pants to be one of the most flexible solutions when I’m carrying out just one of these prep-coded appears to be like. Technically, this pair is much more camel in tone, which was an intentional choice on my portion when I thrifted them. I have a mild khaki pair already, so adding this one particular to my wardrobe expands my colour-matching choices. Some palettes perform superior with a cooler-toned neutral (i.e. my other trousers), some others with a warmer-toned a person (i.e. these pants).

Details: Dries Van Noten dress (eBay), Nanette Lepore blazer (thrifted), J. Crew sneakers (retail, outdated)

Thoughts: Here’s an additional costume I brought back again from the archive closet not too long ago. Even if I really do not put on it constantly or even consistently, I know this is a piece will have have for the relaxation of my lifetime. Specifically now, with the news of Dries Van Noten’s retirement, I am so grateful to have the probability to practical experience a minor piece of his artistic genius for myself. This dress was in fact aspect of his SS 2014 runway collection, which is very neat. Can you think it is 10 a long time aged? However appears and feels awesome. For this outfit, I wished a delicate sample combine and decided to pull the yellow from the dress print via this sweet minor jacket. I nevertheless felt like the outfit needed a little bit much more contrast, so I added the fuchsia flower pin. I hope Mr. Van Noten would approve.

Particulars: Babaton major, Marni shirt, Max Studio pants, Rafael Alfandary necklace (all secondhand)

Thoughts: Even extra refined sample mixing! It is been a prolonged time considering that I’ve carried out a “column of black” outfit, and technically it’s not reliable black, since the pants are pinstriped. The aim was to do a pretty uncomplicated, casual, snug outfit — the trousers have an elasticized waistband at the back again, so when they glance dressy, they are really just glorified sweatpants — but add just a touch of glam. The silk shirt (slash like a jacket) and the daring necklace did the trick.

Facts: Etro shirt, TSE sweater, Fossil belt (all thrifted), J. Crew jacket (retail aged), Banana Republic pants (retail), Coach bag (Poshmark)

Views: I have worn different variations of this outfit quite a few occasions, only modifying up the sweater and the belt … and it operates like a charm each individual damn time. Getting finished a mustardy yellow and a burgundy just before, I believed it would be attention-grabbing to go to the other conclusion of the color spectrum and choose a amazing color. This teal environmentally friendly is a pretty enhance to the mahogany brown of the pants and bag.

Aspects: vintage sweater, Icone trousers, American Clothing coat, Tommy Hilfiger bag, Office environment London shoes (all thrifted)

Views: With any luck , this will be the past time you see snow in these photographs right until upcoming winter, but here’s a single last hurrah for the past time. This sweater was a person of its MVPs, for sure.

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