While this may not be the best or most creative outfit I've ever put together, it does follow the rules of wearing skinny jeans- cinched high waistline and monochromatic pairings. I purchased almost this entire outfit on vacation at TJ Maxx. The skinnies were a bargain- Ralph Lauren for $17. The top was $10 and the vest was $7. Bargains all around if you ask me! The top and vest are both very flowy, with lots of billowing fabric. This type of style doesn't often flatter my body, so cinching them together with the skinny belt helps keep it flattering and sleek. The skinnies work a lot better on me with the bottom cuffed, especially since I decided on flats, but with heels I could easily un-cuff them and still look pretty good.
Next up is the boots in summer conundrum:
I'm sure you remember this dress from this post, but this time I removed the sash that came with it and added the thicker blue ribbon sash for a fun color combination. The boots are the ones I found on consignment while on vacation. They were perhaps the best deal of the trip at a measly $12! Seriously, isn't that a bargain? Get a closer look at them- you know you want to!
Could they be any more fabulous? I'm SO diggin' cowboy boots these days. As a born & raised Yankee, I find wearing them ironic. And they are actually the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn. Seriously, I don't know what makes them so magical, but I plan on wearing these babies a LOT. But this isn't about just the boots, it's about wearing the boots in summer. I've paired it with a light, feminine sundress and some complimentary accessories. The whole effect works despite the 90-degree weather.
So there you have it- two examples that I do my best to practice what I preach. What do you think? Leave a comment!