February 2024, part four – Blue Collar Red Lipstick

Specifics: Wilfred vest, Ralph Lauren skirt, Escada blazer, Rafael Alfandary necklace (all secondhand), J. Crew footwear (retail, old)

Feelings: I have not worn much crimson in yrs, but this vest has been like a shot of adrenaline to my closet. It is what I take into consideration my “best” crimson — a poppy purple, a bit orange-leaning shade. I experienced to pair it first with this skirt, to decide on up on the sample of the skirt. It feels like these an electrical mixture someway. Stored the outfit quite simple, but felt smashing in it.

Information: Wilfred sweater, Topshop costume, Jones NY blazer, BR belt (all secondhand)

Ideas: Can you imagine I’ve had this dress for 3 yrs and this is the 1st time I’m carrying it as “separates”? That have to be a document for dresses in my closet, as this styling “hack” is a person of my favourites. I adore the distinction polka dots sample and wanted to make it the focal stage of the outfit, so I saved every thing else incredibly neutral. This gray blazer is a terrific choice for outfits where by black would be way too overwhelming here, I think that a black blazer would have designed the outfit truly feel unbalanced, with the major also visually “heavy” when compared to the bottom. What will make this blazer excellent is that black velvet collar which delivers in just a touch of black, so the grey doesn’t truly feel too disconnected from the rest of the outfit.

Information: Ralph Lauren shirt, Talbots dress, J. Crew necklace & footwear (all secondhand)

Thoughts: It is taken me several years but I am at last a transform to the electricity of a crisp white (men’s) shirt. It took me a when but I lastly discovered the ideal a single at the thrifts — classic RL, of system. Below, I paired it with my classic wool Talbots gown for a tremendous basic mixture. I like the simplicity of the clear traces and subtle accessorizing.

Details: Frank & Oak turtleneck, Pitlochry sweater, Ports blazer, Icone skirt, Fossil belt, Dooney bag, Zara sneakers (all secondhand)

Views: I beloved this outfit so significantly! I just can’t clarify why, but I felt very neat in it. Historian off-responsibility all the way, in the ideal way. This classic built-in-Scotland sweater is just one of my fave recent thrift finds I adore the colour palette and the structure, and it is in great condition for currently being thick, Shetland wool. The skirt is another latest come across and though I swore off getting black skirts a when again, I experienced to make an exception for this a single simply because it’s my favourite silhouette and it is produced from a extensive-wale corduroy fabric. I am obsessed with corduroy at the second! In reality, this is a double corduroy outfit, with the jacket remaining cord as effectively (albeit pretty wonderful wale). I imagine the skirt was a terrific buy, as I can see it performing very well with my present-day aesthetic it’s a superior color and texture pairing for all the brown and wool/tweeds I’m performing. I decided to let go of an more mature black skirt to make place for it (and that a person went to my daughter, so it’s even now kicking about!).

Information: Club Monaco turtleneck (retail, previous), Eaton vest, Akris jacket, Joseph belt, Tignanello bag (all secondhand), BR jeans (retail)

Thoughts: This Akris jacket was another current thrift discover that I experienced to grab for the reason that (a) the excellent is so great, which is tougher and harder to find these days, and (b) it intrigued me. It’s a little bit on the periphery of my latest aesthetic, but could be a direction value exploring. I’m kinda emotion the 70s preppy vibes — like, the Historian on an Ivy campus in the 70s, you know? It worked truly very well with this jeans, for a start. A good get started, I think. Let’s see in which it goes from listed here.

Information: Ralph Lauren turtleneck, Denim & Supply dress, If By Sea shacket, BR belt, Laredo boots (all secondhand)

Views: It’s been a sizzling moment due to the fact I wore this gown, so I decided it was time to get it out again. I was considering about how to use it (outside the house, on the weekend) and remembered this shacket. Plaid on plaid is usually alright in my textbooks, moreover the colours perform jointly properly. Fortunately, the climate determined to cooperate for at the time — it is been incredibly up and down these days, immediately after getting us used to a delicate period. I am definitely ready for spring, while. Additional attire and extra spring jackets, remember to!

Particulars: Ralph Lauren shirt, Pendleton blazer, Cotton Ginny belt, CoH jeans (all seconhand)

Ideas: Another incredibly classic outfit that is kind of a “new thing” for me. I’ve never carried out one thing rather like this ahead of, but I was motivated by this extraordinary wool Pendleton blazer I picked up on Poshmark for a ridiculously lower price. It is in perfect problem and the top quality is remarkable. I want the colours picked up far better in pictures, mainly because I like the lush eco-friendly/blue combo. Just a crisp white shirt and denims, and I’m set!

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