But it's okay, I take good enough care of my skin that I can get away with it. Great skincare = more laziness. WINNING!
This is a pretty casual outfit, and as a lot of the typical "fall colors" can look pretty awful on me, I do tend to wear more black and navy during this season. It sucks that olive green and mustards make me look so jaundiced, because they are EVERYWHERE right now. But, just because certain colors are "trendy" or "seasonal", doesn't mean you should go buy them and wear them. You can wear what looks good on you and still look seasonally appropriate and on-trend.
Buffalo check, for example, is really easy to find in a basic black and white, and since my outfit is lacking interest, I went for a big bold pattern in my outerwear and made THAT my statement piece. But because the colors are neutral, it doesn't read as over-the-top or gaudy or too much. Also, that stupid rule that says if you're petite, you need stick to small-scale patterns? Throw it in the trash, along with "no white after labor day" and "your shoes should match your handbag". I don't feel like this large-scale pattern overwhelms me in the least!
I decided to wear this glittery light pink t-shirt I own and pair it with faux leather pants. Because my coat is a bit large (as in, it's slightly too big for me), I wanted to make sure my lower half was a bit more streamlined, so I wore black ankle boots. Fellow shorties, this is a simple trick you can do to make your legs appear visually longer and taller! A long, clean, uninterrupted line will help you appear more statuesque! Especially if wearing something longer length or larger on top.
Here's what I'm wearing:
- Coat: Jutka and Riska (a boutique in central Amsterdam)
- Top: Forever 21
- Pants: Dex (from Nordstrom)
- Shoes: Mootsies Tootsies (from 6pm)
- Jewelry: necklace from Instaglam (I don't believe they are in business anymore)
- Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson aviators
See you tomorrow!