WIW 3/20: So 2014?

This was a lot trickier than I thought! I have a lot of fab clothes, but not much that I would consider "very 2014". As Angie said though, it's all in the styling. What do you think, did I achieve a "so 2014" look? This is a new silhouette and new combination for me, but still feels very me!

Theory Lanai leather trim blazer
Missoni for Target floral blouse
Helmut Lang draped black trousers
Kate Spade Japanese floral satchel
Kate Spade Japanese floral sneakers
Forever 21 studded bracelet
Alexis Bittar pendant

  1. Irregular Outfit Juxtaposition: "Suit" with sneakers--this reminds me of the 1980's when women (including my mom) wore power suits and sneakers to the office! I'm actually wearing this to work today...
  2. Just Enough Structure: Baggy slouchy trousers, with a cutaway blazer to provide a little bit of waist definition. Definitely not the fitted waist tailored fit look I was wearing when my Demure Bombshell persona first emerged!
  3. Combining the Classics with Trends: Classic blazer, button down blouse and satchel, yet trendy with the pattern mixing (floral blouse and floral purse/sneakers) and pattern matching (matchy matchy floral purse and sneakers).
  4. Hip to Be Square: Geeky glasses, clunky bracelet and Converse sneakers.
  5. High-Low style: High-end Theory blazer, Helmut Lang pants, Alexis Bittar necklace and Kate Spade purse & sneakers, combined with low-end Missoni for Target blouse and Forever 21 studded bracelet.

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  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    Wow! This is so much fun!!! I love your outfit! And matching sneaks and handbag? Seriously? How do you find those?!!!!! Wow. You are seriously queen of queens matchy matchy! And you do it with panache. So very 2014 indeed!

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    i'm speakless. the matching sneakers and bag are the cutest! and the way you have mixed them with the rest of the pieces, so 2014!

  • suzanne replied 5 years ago

    The bag and the sneakers are amazing. The suit and the sneakers are totally 80s. I love that you thought of that for your outfit juxtaposition. Just enough structure with cut away jacket is just right. Everything about this...2014!

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    Love the sneakers with this outfit.

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