A classic spring color combination is black and white.
Leave it to me to take that cue and turn it into a rocker chic look. It all started with the shoes I wanted to wear for the first time. My goal was to put together a look that both worked with my body proportions and complemented their edgy style.
The Vince Camuto shoes had me at hello.
The stud details are gold so for this look, I wanted to complement that detail but not compete with it in my choices for other items. I decided on this old jacket with cream faux leather trim and fun gold zipper details. I found the jacket on the sale rack at Stein Mart last year. The pull on slim fitting dressy pants are old from Chico's as is the tank.
The long tank with sheer details at the neckline and the hem allow the waistline to disappear beneath the jacket. The wide waistband pants with no other details allowed for a smooth foundation to build upon. The placement and angles of the faux leather trim and zippers on the jacket are very feminine and figure flattering.
I wore this look to dinner with friends on Wednesday date night. The evening temperatures are still a bit cool here which allows me the opportunity to still wear that third layer I feel so comfortable in.
As the weather heats up during the summer, I will show you how I use sheer details in jackets and cardigans to add my much loved third layer without becoming too hot.
I kept my accessories very minimal. Sunglasses and two bold blingy rings, the end. I use accessories to complete a look, never to compete with it. A bag didn't work with this, so Mr. Mickey was the keeper of the lip color for the evening.
I am often asked how I decide which accessories to add to the look. Accessories are like makeup, they should accentuate, not camouflage. With this in mind, I look at the style of the outfit and the style of the accessories; they should all come from the same tribe. Think about a linen tunic over a pair of jeans with sandals. A bold, earthy necklace would work well to fill in the neckline whereas a gold and pearl choker might not relate to the material or the attitude of the look nearly as well.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!