Jeans + Tee + Chanel Style Jacket
Happy day, reader dearest!
As I write this post, I’m just SO FLIPPING EXCITED! Blue Origin just launched and returned their crew safely and Wally Funk finally made her trip to outer space! She’s been waiting 60 years (or so) for that opportunity and I wept.
I wept for her and for all those women and men who are told by the gatekeepers that they are too much or not enough. Not the right gender, shape, size, color or whatever… I probably wept for me, too. That’s some digging I need to do. But that’s not what you’re here for!
It’s time for another Summer Style & Restyle! When I do a Copycat Style post, it’s simple to take someone else’s look and make it mine. But taking one of my own looks and making it mine again? That can be more of a challenge! Why? In a Copycat Style post, I start with three looks from which I can pick and choose what I like and don’t like. Starting with only one is a little more limiting (read: daunting).
Second, choosing a look that I can restyle without replicating is hard. As is looking back to find an outfit and wondering, What was wrong with me that week? You couldn’t pay me to wear that again! That is not the case with today’s restyle. I would happily put these exact same pieces on the exact same way and wear them over and over!
Last Year’s Look
I’ll be perfectly honest. This was one of my favorite outfits of 2020. (Nice to know there was something favorite about 2020, right?) Although it didn’t make my 2020 Style Review, I remember it being in the running. I was falling in love with white shoes (That affair is still going strong!) and starting to branch out into wearing tees every once in a while.
What’s Still in My Wardrobe?
Yes, everything from last year’s look is still here! The goal of this series though, is to restyle the look using what I have on hand, and the cropped grey trouser jeans (Actually faded black, shhhhhhh!) are stored away for the season. The jacket is nearby for style emergencies. Last year’s outfit relies on an outer column of color to make it’s point. This year, let’s flip the outer column for an inner. That I CAN make work!
This Year’s Ensemble
Flipping the column of color means finding white jeans to wear with my white tee. I had two to choose from, my newly cropped wide legged white jeans or my narrow side striped ones. (Featured here.) Then shoes. Sure, I could wear my white pumps, but I felt like nude sandals or tying the black jacket to another black feature felt like a good idea.
How did I finally choose to wear it? Well, I went back to crushing on white shoes and I opted for my white sandals! I also traded the bright silver teardrops hoops for my super fine hematite hoops and added a black sun brooch. How to make brooches a habit? I struggle with this all the time!
This ensemble made me super happy! I wore the jacket for a business meeting this morning and took it off when I needed to go outside in the heat. Heels help put my brain in work mode and work mode it needed to be!
How About You?
Which look do you prefer? The darker outer column or the light inner column? Hmmm. Note to Self: Might need to try a dark inner column with a light jacket later in the year. Sorry! Do you wear white jeans? I’ll confess, I was a relatively late convert to the white jean. Which shoes do you like best with 2021’s look? The blush sandals? The black slingbacks? Or the white sandals? Would you have reached for the pumps? Do you wear brooches? Or do they feel old lady to you? If you are a brooch wearer, what’s your favorite way to wear them? Do tell! Inspiration and great style is meant to be shared…