Weekly Capsule 42.2 & SIA: Leopard

mint shirt leopard scarf maroon jeans brown booties by 14 shades of grey

I actually had a different outfit in mind for this week’s SIA, inspired by Megan Carn’s colorful “Leopard” – chambray shirt, mustard pants, red scarf, and leopard-printed flats – but I just wore my mustard pants and leopard flats not too long ago, while these jeans have languished in my “winter” drawers for nearly a year, so I decided to take them out for a spin. Even though I have to separate my closet into “winter” and “summer” clothes, I’d like to keep them on a rotation system so that everything gets worn the same amount.

And in changing the pants, I had to change the entire outfit around them too, but I like it, although the colors aren’t as perfect (I swear my shirt is mint and not white).

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Shirt & Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Boots: Topshop

Don’t forget to check Animated Cardigan for other interpretations of this painting!

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Capsule Outfit #27

white cableknit sweater black jeans animal print scarf brown boots by 14 shades of grey

I actually took these photos almost two weeks ago, but between the busy schedule and the Pantone Color Challenge, I just forgot about them, so here you go, a 10-day-old outfit. It’s actually too warm  for something like this now, but I don’t mind. I know I always wish for it to be cold, but then I remember the cold is only fun for about a week, so I’m going to enjoy the nice weather while I can.

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down


Runner-Up

chambray shirt black jeans animal print scarf mustard heeled oxfords by 14 shades of grey

It’s not until I uploaded these photos into my computer that I realized this outfit could actually work for next week’s SIA. The funny thing is, I wasn’t thinking about SIA at all; in fact, this was my take on this pin, but I guess I was subconsciously influenced by the painting or something. I already have another outfit lined up for SIA too… maybe I’ll just send Jess both then.

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black jeans mustard heeled oxfords by 14 shades of greychambray shirt black jeans animal print scarf by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: thrifted, Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: Hermes, Heels: Forever21


New Shoes, Old Style

tan blazer animal print scarf black jeans brown heeled oxfords by 14 shades of grey

See, what did I tell you about these shoes? I’m just going to wear them all the time now. Of course it helps that they’re a neutral color and go with pretty much every silhouette. This outfit is a bit too neutral for me, actually, but none of the “pop of color” I tried looked quite right. Besides, I’ve been wearing more and more neutrals. Looking back at my recent outfits, it’s usually a bunch of neutrals with just one thing of color. It’s not that I’m too lazy to spend time thinking which color goes with which (though it certainly makes getting dressed easier), it’s just that my style has changed to the point where I don’t want to wear too many colors anymore.

It’s funny how style changes, isn’t it? Though my style doesn’t exactly change, rather it just becomes more defined. When I first started the blog I tried to be more girly, but now I realize that isn’t me. I’m much more comfortable with just a few feminine touches here and there.

tan blazer animal print scarf by 14 shades of grey

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Blazer & Scarf: hand-me-down, T-shirt: Zalora, Jeans: Hermes, Heels: local shop


Black, Grey, and Blue

khaki jacket black jeans animal print scarf by 14 shades of grey

I debated whether to post this outfit or not, because it’s really nothing remarkable – just another all-neutral look, in the same silhouette I’ve been wearing pretty much all through November. It’s not that I’m a style rut. One of the reasons I reach for this combination and the neutral colors so much may simply be because I’m too busy to figure out which color works with which. Back when I first started the blog, I usually took some time to plan my outfit the evening before, but now, with 5 different reading/writing/translating projects going on, I just grab the first things that are clean, so it’s actually easier to have a silhouette that works and colors that I don’t have to worry about clashing. Although some colors here and there would be nice; it’s been so dreary lately, I don’t need my clothes to look dreary too.

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khaki jacket black jeans animal print scarf by 14 shades of greykhaki jacket black jeans animal print scarf by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Fedora Boutique, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Steve Madden (thrifted), Jacket & Scarf: hand-me-down

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Neutral Zone

navy shirt grey cardigan black jeans brown boots by 14 shades of grey

This is a bit casual for work, but I was supervising a student’s film shoot, so I just wanted something I can move around in. And after an entire week of colors for the Pantone Fall challenge, I’m going back to some much-missed neutrals and breaking all kinds of fashion rules by pairing navy with black and black with brown (seriously, I don’t understand those rules. Who made them up?) Before I’d probably add a “pop of color”, but now I think the animal print scarf provides enough focus for the outfit.

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Shirt & Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down