I hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday! So far our weather has been pretty muggy this week but I’m hoping it gets a little cooler/more comfortable this weekend. As you may or may not know the #summer10x10 challenge is in full swing and I’m happy to share my second look with you today! If you’ve been with me for a while you’re probably seen this combo before but that just means it’s so good, in my total biased opinion 🙂 so if you care to see my initial thoughts on this look, some styling notes and where you can find these pieces/similar ones scroll on down!
This was actually one of the outfits that I had on my blog last summer with some minor adjustments so obviously I liked it 🙂 Instead of wearing my wedges which almost completely covered my foot, I opted for black open sandals. The pants are made up of a much lighter material than the ones I wore last year which has been a nice update for scorching hot days like today! Only slight downside is that I feel that the crop-to-high waist ratio borders slightly on the small side. If I raise my arms you will definitely see some tummy. Other than that, it’s great!
| TILDA vs CLYDE | These are names of two pants that are made by Elizabeth Suzann. Last summer I created this same outfit but with the Clyde pants in cotton twill instead of the Tildas in linen. While I loved the material of the Clydes the pockets are just not flattering on me which makes me sad. The pockets are so awesome but I’m a little wider around the hips and the pockets just accentuate it even more.
| MONOCHROME | My fake jumpsuit! Yep it’s back and I’m still just as in love with it as I was last summer. For this up coming fall I want to try working on more monochromatic outfits that aren’t just all black but I’m not opposed to all black ones either 😉 I first tested out this styling method (monochrome palette) last summer during one of my first 10x10s. Just goes to show how this challenge can help you find looks you never would have thought of and how it can help you define your style!
| BLACK ACCENTS | I love how subtle yet dramatic black accents can be in a neutral look. To me it adds a touch of modern/sophistication that other colors just don’t have when worn as accents. I’ve had black as one of my main accents for a while and it will probably be a main staple in my wardrobe for many years to come.
| STATEMENT NECKLACE | A beautiful statement necklace is one of my favorite accessories. In this look the necklace helps give you a focal point for the outfit. If I hadn’t worn a necklace it would have felt bare and flat. Sometimes minimal accessories can go a long way 🙂
5 | statement necklace | madewell / owned for 8 y/r / similar ethical version (Get $20 off at Garmetory here!)
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for look 3!