I didn’t realize how many maroon/burgundy pieces I have in my closet until I did a recent inventory. In fact, on the “warm” side of the color wheel, brown and maroon are pretty much all I have, with a few mustard yellow pieces here and there. But it makes sense though. I can’t wear primary colors without looking like a clown, and what is maroon/burgundy but an earth-toned red, right? And because I have so much of it, sometimes I just want to have fun and pair all of them together. Who says monochromatic has to be boring black, white, and gray?
Full disclosure: I have two outfits for this week’s SIA, but one of them – the one with the pants – is an old one that I actually wore earlier this year and completely forgot about. I only stumbled upon when I went digging through my old photo folders. By a stroke of luck, it worked perfectly well for the cat-and-golf theme of the artwork (the plaid pants are reminiscent of vintage golf attire, and the cat sweater is self-explanatory), so I used it to build my actual SIA outfit, with the same sweater and also with plaid but a skirt instead of pants. And in the illustrations, the cats are wearing both trousers and kilts anyway, so both outfits work.
(In an unrelated note, these boots completely bit the dust after I took these photos. Luckily I have another pair of brown lace-up boots, but those have a bit of a heel so they’re not as comfy.)
If you haven’t sent me your outfit, you still have until tomorrow, and don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see what everybody wears!
Yeah, when I chose the “another day, another _” title formula, that’s when you know I’ve run out of ideas for post titles. Seriously though, these days, waistcoats are the easiest thing for me to add some interest to my outfits. Like this pussy-bow blouse on its own would look kind of fussy, but with the waistcoat to add a masculine touch, it all balances out. Also, I wasn’t going to wear a brooch at first, but then I saw this one while digging around my jewelry box and thought it would work – it matches the purple of the waistcoat and the polka dots of the blouse, plus her facial expression is totally me on a daily basis 😆