Monday, June 16, 2014

Outfit Evolution

The evolution of an outfit can be a process.  Since styling is my creative outlet (my job and my passion) I tend to change my outfit up several times ~ different shoes, accessories, etc... before I finally walk out the door.  Yes, getting ready can take me a very long time.  Even if I plan my outfit ahead of time, nine out of ten times I change my mind (more than once) while getting dressed!  This outfit all started with the jeans.  I'm trying to get wear out of my favorite jeans before it gets too unbearably hot here in Georgia and the dress code becomes "as little as appropriately possible" and the jeans get shoved in the closet until the temps cool.  Next came the tank.  I love stripes and this Old Navy tank is already on heavy repeat this season.  It's great with shorts, joggers, skirts, white jeans, colored jeans as well as good old distressed jeans! Then comes the fun part and where things get creative ~ the accessories!  I wear scarves a lot in the fall and winter but rarely wear them in the summer (again, the heat thing) but I remembered I that have this leopard scarf done in navy and gray rather than the traditional brown, black and tan and knew it would add interest to an otherwise basic outfit (pattern mixing is always a plus).  Next came the shoes and these have been favorites since 2006.  Really, I've had these fun orange wedges since 2006 and I still love them just as much eight years later!  And last but not least, the orange bracelet, that adds a little more "pop" of orange without looking "Paris Hilton".

What I'm Wearing ~
Striped Tank: Old Navy (Such a great wardrobe staple.  Wear it now alone or later layered under a denim jacket or blazer.)
Distressed Skinny Jeans: Blank NYC
Blue and Gray Leopard Print Scarf: Gap (last season ~ almost identical here)
Orange Wedges: Nine West (from 8 years ago!! ~ current version here and I'm loving this cute pair from Guess)
Bag: Michael Kors (last season ~ current version here)
Sunnies: Pucci

When wearing a loose shirt like this tank a "front tuck" or "half tuck" can make you look slimmer by showing off your waist and elongating the leg.

Do you plan your outfits ahead of time, pull something on and go or get creative and change it up (like I do)?

Mz Savvy Style

Just a little FYI ~ I'm heading out of town today to visit my sister and her family.  She has a sweet new baby boy I have yet to meet!  I'm hoping to have time to post on my regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule but it may not happen this week.  I will be active on Instagram (like always!!!) so be sure to follow along here!

Linking up with Monday Mingle, Funday Monday, Mix It Monday's, Trend Spin Linkup and Style Sessions


Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

What a cute casual look! I love the print mix!

Whitney and Blaire said...

Great tank! I especially love the bright pops of orange!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

JL said...

Love the stripes and leopard paired together! Your distressed jeans and cute shoes complete your look perfectly.


TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the stripes paired with that scarf!

Jill said...

Love the print mixing with stripes!

Claire said...

This look is adorable, so pretty! I love the pop of orange! ;)

God bless,
XO, Claire

Marta C said...

Love your entire outfit, so cute & pretty! Those are great jeans on you & they are just the right amount of distressed!! Found you on the link-up:)
Marta xo

Jessi said...

I love a good half tuck ;) Loving the jeans too!!


Jessica K Smith said...

The scarf really takes this outfit to another level! I love the leopard with the stripes. I tend to do better if I plan my outfit out ahead of time and don't do too many tweaks...probably because I'm always in a hurry.

I found you through the Trend Spin link up.


Lorna mai ltd said...

No I don't plan outfits ahead of time as I know I'll always change my mind last minute! I'm a real fan of scarves, I wear them all the time and they look great with denim jeans. I love the way you've combined two prints here, bang on trend!