Posted: December 23, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black oxfords, blue, blue velvet blazer, green, green plaid pants, navy plaid waistcoat, tie, white, white scallop collar button-up |
The Winter Solstice was actually yesterday (December 22), but that’s OK. It still counts. And hey, it’s the last outfit post of 2022! Next week I’ll be back with the Yearly Review posts as usual, while for now, let’s close out 2022 with a festive, Christmassy outfit. I didn’t set out to put together a Christmas outfit; I guess it just happened that way with the velvet, the blue and the green, and the gold tie. Yes, the plaids of my waistcoat and my pants don’t match, but I’ve never let that stop me before.
Posted: November 28, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: black, black blazer, black oxfords, black velvet waistcoat, brooch, gray, gray wide-leg pants, style imitating art, tie, white, white button-up |
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Andres Valencia’s “Tom and Jenny“, I knew I’d wear something menswear-inspired with some pops of color. The “menswear” part is easy enough – I just went with the black-and-gray color scheme and added my velvet waistcoat for some extra texture. The pops of color, however, took some thinking, because I don’t have anything in those bright shades of pink, yellow, and green. I tried wearing a scarf, but it doesn’t look right with the blazer. In the end, I went with this tie (borrowed from my dad) and a brooch, since the pattern of the tie reflects the graphic quality of the painting, and the brooch… well, I already represented the man in my outfit, so the brooch is to represent the lady. The colors aren’t the same, but they reflect the general vibe of the painting, so I’m happy with it.
Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!
Posted: October 31, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: style imitating art, black, white, brown, black oxfords, mustard baggy corduroy pants, suspenders, beige tapestry waistcoat, white cutout embroidered button-up, tie |
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Juan Gris’s “The Guitar”, I knew I’d wear this waistcoat and these corduroy pants, as they perfectly represent the flowers and the wood grains in the painting. I paired them with my cutout embroidered shirt, the suspenders, and a tie borrowed from my dad for more representation of the painting’s details (the dots at the bottom, the darker patches). As I was putting the outfit together, it felt a bit much, but I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
Don’t forget to send me your outfits if you haven’t already, and come back on Wednesday to see what everybody wears!
Posted: March 18, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black oxfords, brooch, gray, gray plaid baggy pants, gray plaid blazer, white, white polka dot blouse |
I’ve mentioned in a previous post that despite my love for menswear, I’ve never been drawn to the idea of a suit, because I like mixing patterns and textures too much to build an entire outfit around a suit (I prefer skirts over dresses for the same reason – more possibilities for mix-and-match.) Case in point: I bought this suit a while ago, but have never worn the blazer and pants together, partly because of my aforementioned aversion for pant suits, but also because I couldn’t think of what shirt to wear with them. Now that I’ve got this blouse that would add some interest to the outfit, I decided to take the plunge. The verdict? I didn’t hate it, but truth be told, I’d still prefer it if I was wearing them separately :))
Posted: December 20, 2021 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black oxfords, black velvet waistcoat, brooch, gray, gray plaid wide-leg pants, white, white scallop collar button-up |
I had previously titled a post “Dapper Dog” because I accessorized the outfit in that post with a brooch of a dog wearing a bow tie, so naturally, here, where I’m wearing my cat(s) brooch, the title is inevitable. This waistcoat is one of the velvet ones that I mentioned in last week’s post – initially, I didn’t intend to get a black waistcoat, thinking it is too waitress-y, but after looking around a bit, I realized it is an absolute classic. And it all depends on how you style it anyway, so I’m looking forward to wearing it more.