I always try to keep my accessories in the same general “theme” as the rest of my outfit. The last time I wore this sweater, I paired it with a scarab beetle brooch because scarab beetles can often be found in a safari, and this time, I paired it with my leopard brooch as a nod to the “Big Five” safari animals – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. I also wore my alligator/crocodile boots – crocodile is not one of the Big Five, but they can be found in Africa too, so they’re still appropriate for the theme.
I’ve often complained about the difficulty of finding a good pair of boyfriend jeans – most of the pairs labeled as “boyfriend jeans” I try on are just one tiny step above skinny in terms of fit. So, frustrated, I decide to just buy a pair of men’s jeans and be done with it. And wouldn’t you know, the fit is perfect. The waist is just high enough, the legs are not too tight or too baggy, and the pockets are nice and deep (why are pockets on women’s jeans so small?) I guess I’m just going to buy men’s jeans from now on!