While promoting The Amazing Spider-man 2, Emma pretty much hits the whole menswear trends out of the park in this suited look with bright red pumps. Recreate the outfit with a pair of gathered cuff trousers:
Lagging on the posts a bit here - unfortunately, my old friend the incessant, week-long cold, has graced me with a visit, and I've taken enough sinus medication to subdue a small horse. As I'm writing this, I am slumped over my desk with my coat on.
This morning, I sat at my computer and thought, "Ahh crap, I have nothing to write about." A ridiculous statement, of course, being that I can literally write whatever gobbledygook nonsense I want - this is my blog, dammit, and no one is reading! (awkward laugh) Shortly after, I walked over to my closet to pack for my upcoming weekend trip to NYC, and thought, "Ahh crap, I have nothing to wear."
Equally ridiculous. I have worn the hell out of all the clothes in my closet, and what would make this weekend any different? The stigma of not "repeating outfits" is a difficult thing to maneuver, and, in my opinion, is befuddling and nearly impossible. Now, we know I don't do math - don't, can't, whatever - but logistically, if I avoid recreating whatever faboosh or not-so-faboosh outfits I have pieced together in the past, I'm wasting money and, frankly, giving myself an unwanted headache.
For this reason, I think it's important to have a good base of core pieces and statement pieces for overusing to your heart's delight - things that you can look at and say, "Hey, I spent a buttload of money on that, but I used it all the time and it was totally/mostly worth it. Who needs a savings account? Weeeee..."
Clockwise, from left:
1. Something plaid - Trendy this year, trendy last year, probably trendy next year. But particularly trendy this year. Not to mention, plaid is easily paired with most things and can be adapted from a daytime look to a nighttime look by adding some statement jewlery. Presto! You're basically a fashion magician.
2. A bold lip - Even if you don't consider yourself an "attention-seeker," a bold lip can really liven up a look, especially one composed of neutral tones. In winter, a red lip looks classy day and night. Consider it your duty to add a little bit of warmth to everyone's drab and gray winter day.
3. A quirky t-shirt - Self explanatory. Completely necessary.
4. Shirt dress - It's a shirt! It's a dress! It's whatever you want it to be. Wear it with thick knee-high socks and tall boots during the day, then head home for a 5-minute switcheroo to some sheer tights and ankle boots and you're ready for some drinks.
5. Leather pants - Leather pants are more durable and warm than leather leggings, and, because they're not so "painted straight onto your bum"-looking as leggings, they're actually wearable around the office. Point being - you can pretty much wear them all the time until you smart to smell.
6. Statement clutch - Because when you look in your suitcase and everything you've packed is black, you've got a standout statement piece for going out at night.
7. Comfortable heeled boots - Because walking around the city all day is no fun when you've got the wrong shoes on. "Do I still have toes? No really, do I? Should I take my shoes off, you know, to check if I still have toes?"
8. Classic stripes - A striped top is a classic and easily adaptable piece. I'm quite fond of pairing simple black and white stripes with a red lip and gold accessories, but you can do whatever floats your boat!
Side note: I use the word adaptable a lot.