How about a fancy outfit for Friday?
This outfit seems so simple — flare jeans, sweater tank, ankle booties.
But when I look at in real life, it’s super dramatic. Like, way more dramatic than most outfits around here.
I have to admit, for the right occasion, I’m really into it.
Because while it is dramatic and fancy, it still feels like my style. Why? Because it’s just simple elements, combined thoughtfully.
Simple elements combined thoughtfully. Yep, those four words sum up my style. Or at least, they sum up what I’m going for. :) Let’s break down what I mean by that:
The Proportions: Fitted on top, volume on bottom — remember that proportion from my fall style series? I wear it all the time — it’s a simple proportion. Not only does this outfit hit that proportion, it also hits on a second proportion: cropped on top, high rise on bottom. To me, this whole outfit works because the crop top and high rise meet — AKA you don’t see any midriff. Those armholes and side slit show enough skin that midriff would push it over the edge. So I sized up and got a Medium in the tank for a little extra length in the front and I paired it with my highest rise jeans.
The Sweater: From the front, this sweater is unassuming. Just a loose, crop sweater in a great stone color. But, turn to the side a little and it’s suddenly interesting. I love that the beauty of this top is hidden just a little. If I wanted to take the look down a notch, I could easily throw on my faux leather jacket.
The Jeans: I’ve been planning on getting these jeans hemmed, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m kind of glad, though, because this outfit made me realize that flares get a thumbs up when they’re a little long. I like a tiny bit of pooling. It adds to the drama, since it kind of hides my shoes and emphasizes the flares. However, that being said, I may end up hemming them if I notice that the hems are getting ragged. Don’t want to ruin ’em. We’ll see how it goes.
The Right Underthings: I was happy to find that my regular strapless no-show bra worked great, even with those lower armholes — though I did wear it a little lower on my ribcage than usual. But it was still comfortable and didn’t slip down. That bra, you guys — it covers all the situations.
Your turn! What do you think of the whole “simple elements combined thoughtfully” thing? Do you see it in this outfit, even with all the drama going on? Also, I’m curious, do you wear your flare jeans a little long or do you wear them so they skim the ground?
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Liked today’s outfit? You can shop it and support Unfancy at the same time by using these affiliate links below:
01 | Sweater by All Saints (on sale) (Fit note: I’m wearing a Medium) | Same sweater in a non-cropped version (also on sale)
03 | Ankle booties gifted by Fortress of Inca (made responsibly) (Fit note: I took my usual size 7 and they fit just right — although if you want to wear them with socks, you might want to size up a half size.)
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