It’s a sure bet no one is going to holiday parties this year so I propose we add a touch more fun to our everyday look. This whole lockdown thing has me looking at color in a whole new light. If you recall, I had four virtual, personal color consultations which all typed me a different season.
I loved colors from each of the 4 pallets so rather than limiting me, the process has liberated me to wear whatever color appeals, then upping my makeup if it’s less than flattering:) If you’ve read me for any length of time you know that today’s outfit is a real departure for me. The pants are red and they’re patterned. Two things I seldom, if ever wear…before now!
These are J.Jill’s best selling high-rise bi-stretch pants. I could have dabbled in pattern with the navy plaid which is a lower contrast…but I decided to go all-in with this red and black. They feel like happy pants and I couldn’t be more surprised to find I like them.
I toned down the preppy factor by styling them with my trusty, black Everlane sweater. I know I talk about them often because I reach for one almost every day this time of year. I’ve been wearing Everlane cashmere for as long as I can remember. They’re cozy, well priced and I don’t overheat in them. I’m wearing a medium.
I intentionally chose simple boots (very similar) with no detailing. The pants are really the star of this outfit so extra stuff on my feet would feel too busy for me. These are by Munro which is a favorite footwear brand for me. Most of their shoes and boots come in multiple widths so I can get extra room for my bunion.
I bought my sunglasses for the shape, then had Lens Crafters put my prescription in them. My necklace is a unique one I bought in a small boutique during our travels a few years ago. It adds just enough sparkle for me to not go overboard with these pants.
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What fashion or color have you tried since this lockdown that has surprised you?