Sweater: Forever 21 (a few years ago); Pants: Gap (a few years ago); Shoes: Indigo by Clarks (also a few years ago)
This is an outfit I've worn a lot over the past few years so it was easy to throw on for a Monday morning. I have trouble styling these navy pants because they are a boyfriend style and though supposed to be a bit baggy, these might be just plain too big for me. I always struggle with what top to wear with them.
This is me wearing the same pants last year with a shirt that is also too big (and the same gingham shirt I wore on Friday btw). I didn't like this look because I thought the pants are so baggy that the top needs to be a big more fitted and/or structured.
I would say my style is classic. A comfortable, chic, classic style. I don't know that either of these looks really convey that. That could explain why I never feel comfortable when I wear these pants.
I read somewhere that you should ask yourself three questions when you are shopping and considering a purchase. 1) Do you love it? 2) Is it your style? 3) Can you wear it with other things you already have? I also would ask, 4) where would I wear this? It's something my Mom used to have me think about and I seem to have strayed from it a bit. I would love for my wardrobe to be for a person who lives in New York or Chicago, works at a magazine and goes to plays and dinner parties and brunch. As much as I want to buy those clothes (and have that life) I do not. So I must buy things that are approprate for my life.
It's not even been a week and I feel like this has already been helpful, as long as I can put it into practice. Here are some "rules" I am going to use moving forward:
1) No more impulse buys. Wait at least 24 hours before making a purchase.
2) Only buy an item if it really fits, and if it doesn't, if I would actually get it tailored.
3) Ask myself the 4 questions before purchasing:
- Do I love it?
- Is it my style?
- Can I wear it with other things I already have?
- Where would I wear this?