Who says a column of color has to be black? 😉
A Casual Look With Utility Pants
Utility pants seem to be on-trend this season, as part of a larger Safari theme. They’re not usually a style I gravitate to, as they can either skew too “rugged” or have a cut that doesn’t work for me. But I really like this particular pair, and find them easy to style and comfortable. I’ve been wearing them often the last few days, and you’ll probably be seeing them again. 😉
This jacket has (oddly enough) turned out to be a real workhorse for our not-quite-Winter-not-quite-Spring weather. I’ve been wearing it almost daily. Jackets are at the top of my Wardrobe Wish List, and I’m keeping my eyes open for more options as Spring merchandise rolls in. The scarf is a vintage Chanel that I’ve had for several years. It’s a smaller size, which I’ve tied neckerchief style.
I’ve been struggling with putting together outfit posts lately. I haven’t had regular access to a photographer in over a year, and have been shooting my “sidewalk catwalk” shots on my own with a tripod and a remote. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate (too much wind yesterday) hence the indoor mirror selfie. I’m ready for something new and hoping to have a little more help behind the lens soon.
In the past few months, I’ve gone from “not a Sneaker Gal” to owning several pairs and wearing them often. I’ve been on the lookout for a classic white style, but with interesting details. That these also slip on was icing on the cake. They’re from Paul Green, so a bit spendy, but they are well-made, light, and have good arch support. I think these run a little large, and sized down ½ size. Here’s a more budget-friendly option that also has some color accents.
Not A Model
Here and on other blogs and social media spaces, I sometimes read feedback that “xyz only looks good on a model,” or “why don’t you show the clothes on older/different sized women.” I get that it can be frustrating when clothing is only shown on a single body type that isn’t reflective of how most of us are built. Some retailers have begun to include images with women of different sizes (Everlane, Madewell, and J.Crew come to mind).
I hope retailers will continue to be more inclusive with their images. But in the meantime, it’s helpful to remember that just because something looks different on us than on the model, it doesn’t mean that how it looks on us is wrong. We may have hips, boobs and/or tummies, or may just have different contours or proportions. Yes, we should pay attention to fit and quality. But we all have unique bodies and unique beauty, which we can embrace and enhance. Every piece won’t work for every woman, so it’s about finding our own best colors, cuts, and styles.
More utility pants options: