Katie’s home! For a little while, anyway. I asked her to put together an outfit from my closet. I’ve been looking at the same items for so long I’m no longer “seeing” new combinations, and I was hoping a pair of fresh eyes would come up with something different.
The first outfit she came up with – white jeans, a white v-neck tee and my green utility “shacket” (ugh) – I put it on, looked in the mirror and said “I look like a hospital orderly.” She was like DAMN! She hadn’t seen it before I said that, but once seeing it she couldn’t unsee it, so we moved to Outfit #2. This very classic black and white combination, which I honestly would not have worn on my own – I would have put a third piece over it – the duster length black cardi – but I liked it.
She added the two necklaces that have a repeating round pendant theme, but, again, I would never have put them together on my own. I like the trend of multiple length layering necklaces, but I never thought of these two as working well together, but now that I’ve seen them on, I like them together. Thanks, Katie! She kept the earrings simple since the necklaces were so…much? And the cognac slides broke up the simpleness of the black and white.
Black and white is such a classic color combo, but I think any solid color over white works – navy, grey, red, pink, etc. I can’t wait for the fall to wear my favorite grey turtleneck over the white jeans…yes, I will wear my white jeans after Labor Day!
It was a good exercise to let someone else style me. Do you ever let someone else “dress you”??
What I’m Wearing:
- Black Joan Vass tunic, size 3x. No longer available, similar here and here in plus sizes, and here and here in straight sizes.
- White Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda tapered plus size jeans, size 22W short.
- Cognac Steve Madden slides
Thanks to Katie for the styling and the photos!
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