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February Outfits & Most worn pieces

March 24, 2020 No Comments

February Outfits & Most worn pieces

March 24, 2020 No Comments

Hello! I hope everyone is staying safe and trying to stay positive during these uncertain times. I’ve seen many creators question their content and how to move forward and I’ve felt the same burden. On one hand you want to carry on with what you have been doing to create some normalcy in your world but clothing topics also feel a bit insensitive. I’m hoping to find a balance between distraction and usefulness but we’ll see how it goes. For now, I want to continue to share outfit inspiration and focus on small businesses that need our help now more than ever.

For today’s post I wanted to review some of my favorite outfits from February, share my most worn pieces and provide some tips that I learned and will be carrying over into Spring so lets’ dive in!

Favorite outfits

Outfit #1

I loved this outfit because of the mix of creams and white. I wear so much black & grey in the winter that I wanted to force myself to try and wear lighter colors. I thought the cream pants would be too similar to my white shirt and shoes that it would just look off but instead it made those two elements pop. Since the base of this look is a short sleeve tee and jeans, I wanted to make sure it was winter proof so I added a cardigan and coat. I chose my black Madewell Kent cardigan because when I tried out my cream version it was just too much cream + white. It was too predictable. So I went with black instead which actually plays off the “Winona” lettering on the tee. I wanted to make the outfit feel more rich so my cognac cocoon coat was an obvious choice. I then added a black beanie to further tie in the black elements. Overall a casual winter white moment.


Tip – trying playing with different saturations of a color in a look to mix things up a bit.


outfit details

Elizabeth Suzann Cocoon Coat in Camel (past season), size: os (linked to current version), size inclusive and ethically made | Similar Options: Under $300 / Under $100
Madewell Kent Cardigan in Black, size: small, size inclusive | Similar Options: BIPOC Designers / Ethically Made / Under $50
Winona Tee purchased secondhand via Depop, size: small (linked to similar)
Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans in Sandstone, size: 30 Ankle, ethically made (gifted) | Similar Options: BIPOC Designer / Size Inclusive / Under $75
Converse High Tops in White, size: 7 (tts)
Black Beanie from husband

Outfit #2

This one was a favorite for the extra oversized elements. I have always admired outfits that are comprised of multiple oversized pieces. Actually my whole life I’ve always been drawn to oversized clothing. I also really like this look because the color pairing is a little different for me (referencing the tan teddy + olive Palooza pants). Both colors add a nice warmth to the outfit and the teddy coat texture makes it extra cozy. What keeps this look from becoming too overwhelming is the high waist crop top combination. This one was a stretch for me but I ended up really liking it.


Tip – when working with oversized pieces it helps to have one element of the outfit be a contrast to keep the outfit balanced (defined waist or one piece that is form fitting). 


outfit details

Shop Johan Vintage Teddy Bear Coat, size: large | Similar Options: under $125 / under $75
Everlane Cropped Square Cardigan in Black, size: small (linked to similar sweater from Everlane) | Similar Options:  size inclusive / under $75
Elizabeth Suzann Andy Linen Palazzo Pants in Olive, size: small regular, ethically made and size inclusive | Similar Options: size inclusive / under $75
Storq Signature Leggings in Black, size: 2, ethically made, size inclusive | Similar Options: under $25
Converse High Tops in Black, size: 7

outfit #3

This is the dressiest outfit I wore all month and it is pretty tame in my opinion. I’m working on bringing more formal pieces back into my wardrobe but for now this is a look I’m very comfortable with and I feel that it is appropriate for a nice dinner out. My secret weapon with this look is my maternity leggings. Since the pants are linen I always wear a legging or fleece tights under them. I love these pants so much so I was very happy to find a way to extend them into winter.


Tip – Never underestimate linen. Adding silk and other luxurious feeling pieces can make it appropriate for any fancy event.


outfit details

Zara Silk Blouse, size: small (old, linked to similar) | Similar Options: ethically made
Elizabeth Suzann Andy Linen Trousers in Black, size: small regular, ethically made and size inclusive | Similar Options: ethically made / BIPOC designer / under $50
Everlane Boss Boots in Black, size: 7 (tts), ethically made | Similar Options: under $150 / under $50

outfit #4

This outfit was also a stretch for me and it got a wonderful response on Instagram! I was shocked, ha. I was worried my boots would look too clownish (which they kind of do) but again it was about balancing the oversized elements. Turns out a giant sweater can be offset with a nice pair of oversized platform boots! I love these Doc Marten boots since receiving them as a birthday gift last year but I have struggled with styling them. I’m looking forward to playing with them more in the future and will be keeping this silhouette in mind!


Tip – The more the merry can sometimes be true with oversized pieces! Don’t be afraid to have multiple bulky elements in an outfit. Just play around with it to see what feels comfortable to you.


Outfit details

Babaa No.17 Jumper in Mist, size: os, ethically made | Similar Options: BIPOC designer / Size Inclusive option / under $100 / under $75
Elizabeth Suzann Andy Linen Trousers in Black, size: small regular, ethically made and size inclusive | Similar Options: ethically made / BIPOC designer / under $50
Doc Martens Jadon Boots in Black, size: 7 tts

outfit #5

This is my favorite. I love how the base layers create a black consistency throughout the outfit. The crop of the sweater pairs very nicely with the crop trouser and then my camel sweater coat adds a last touch of warmth to the overall ensemble. The mockneck + pointed toe boot also adds a nice touch of sophistication. This is the kind of look I’d like to incorporate more into my style. I love a good 90s grunge moment but I’m also very inspired by an Audrey Hepburn feminine menswear aesthetic. These two seem like they’re at opposite ends of the style spectrum but I’m looking forward to trying to blend them even more.


Tip – Look to past style icons for a fresh perspective & inspiration.


outfit details

Madewell Sweater Coat in Camel, size: small (linked to similar coat) | Similar Options: BIPOC designer / Size Inclusive / Under $75
Sea + Pattern Crop Sweater in Cream, size: os (sold out) | Similar Options: Ethically Made
Everlane Mock Neck Shirt in Black, size: small, ethically made | Similar Options: Size Inclusive & Ethically Made / Under $30
Elizabeth Suzann Andy Linen Trousers in Black, size: small regular, ethically made and size inclusive | Similar Options: ethically made / BIPOC designer / under $50
Everlane Boss Boots in Black, size: 7 (tts), ethically made | Similar Options: Under $125 / Under $75

outfit #6

I never got a chance to share this outfit publicly but it is one of my favorite cold weather ready ensembles. In the past, I’m not sure I would have included this much “color” into one look but I’m glad I played around with it. The Elizabeth Suzann fawn scarf was just wanted I needed to lighten up the outfit and break up some of the richness. It makes for a beautiful focal point while still being practical. The scarf also helps keep this coat closed and gives me coverage for a blustery day since this coat does not have a closure.


Tip – Get creative with your accessories and try making one of them the main focal point of your outfit.


outfit details

Elizabeth Suzann Cocoon Coat in Camel (past season), size: os (linked to current version), size inclusive and ethically made | Similar Options: Under $300 / Under $100
Everlane Oversized Alpaca Sweater in Mustard, size: medium, ethically made (gifted) | Similar Options: Size Inclusive / Ethically Made / Under $50
Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans in Washed Black, size: 30 Ankle, ethically made | Similar Options: BIPOC Designer / Size Inclusive / Under $50
Everlane Boss Boots in Black, size: 7 (tts), ethically made | Similar Options: Under $125 / Under $75
Elizabeth Suzann Lightweight Wool Scarf in Fawn, ethically made | Similar Options:


most worn pieces


Crop Square Cardigan | Everlane | $88 | ethically produced | Similar Options:  size inclusive / under $75

This is a piece that I never really think about or think much of and was surprised that I wore it so much. I do enjoy wearing it open and closed as a top on its’ own which does make it pretty versatile. I also do not own many crop sweaters or cardigans and I love a good crop top/high waist moment so this may be the type of item that I need to consider adding more of to my closet in the future.

Signature Leggings | Storq | $65 | ethically made and size inclusive | Similar Options: BIPOC brand for multipurpose maternity wear

These are my real MVP. Through pregnancy and awkward body changes afterwards. These lovelies have kept me sane when nothing would fit and warm when I just wanted to wear my coveted linen. I’m sure you’re already annoyed with how much I talk about these leggings but they are just THAT GOOD. 

Sweater Coat in Camel | Madewell | (linked to similar coat) | Similar Options: BIPOC designer / Size Inclusive / Under $75

I’ve had this coat for a long time. We’re talking probably six or seven years. While I only really buy fast fashion pieces secondhand, I’m very impressed with how well this coat has held up. It has been a great layering piece and main outer layer. I especially love it layered with my Elizabeth Suzann Wool Trench. 

Cheeky Straight Jeans in Sandstone | $75 | ethically produced | Similar Options: BIPOC Designer / Size Inclusive / Under $75

This one was also a little bit of a surprise. I thought with a 5 month old I’d be nervous to wear a white bottom but I have loved wearing brighter colors as it gets closer to spring. The tone of these jeans is also super neat and is a nice contrast to the darker pieces in my closet.

Tread Sneakers | Everlane | $98 | ethically produced

Ok this one isn’t really a surprise. With a little one, I’m on my feet a lot during the day and these sneakers are just so classic and go with so many things!

Linen Andy Trousers | Elizabeth Suzann | $205-$365 | ethically produced & size inclusive | Similar Options: ethically made / BIPOC designer / under $50

I mentioned my love for these pants above but I’ll mention it again. I used to think my favorite ES pants were my Florences but the Andys may take the number one spot! According to Liz, these pants reference a masculine trouser 90s vibe with some minor modern touches. This is probably why I love this style so much. The leg is tapered but still loose so it fits beautifully over a higher shaft boot. I’ve enjoyed these pants so much that I will probably be adding another colorway to my wardrobe this spring and I will definitely be saving up for a wool pair come fall. 


I hope you enjoyed my little round up and found some outfit inspiration you can carry with you into spring! Everyone stay safe and I’ll be sharing another post soon!

Cheers!
Allison

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