A but behind on my round up of last month’s style challenge, but here’s Week 3!
Day 15: Create a look with 3 levels of layering
David Lawrence trench coat | Viktoria and Woods shirt (via eBay) – similar |
Muji sweater (via Carousell) – similar | APC skirt (via eBay) – similar |
Zara flats – similar | Longchamp bag (hand me down)
I wore a shirt, sweater and coat for the day to achieve the three levels of layering, and a skirt to break the jean monotony. I decided to drape the coat over my shoulders in the style of Insta fashion girls, but either I have too-broad shoulders or the coat isn’t big enough to do that because it just kept slipping off. Whoever thought of wearing it this clearly wasn’t thinking of the practicality of the trend!
Day 16: Go monochrome in a bright colour
My first real fail of the challenge. I don’t do bright colours – red is probably the boldest I get, and I’ll only do that in one piece too. So I went with a black top and jeans, and khaki jacket and shoes to kind of do the monochrome thing.
For the Team Style File style challenge I was also doing for the month, I added a hat c/o Zaful to keep my head warm – post on this coming up soon (did I mention I was behind on some of my posts? :P).
Day 17: Winterize your favourite summer skirt
Day 18: Test out a new “tuck.”
It would have been easy to simply throw on a shirt and tuck the front in and call it a day, but the whole point was to try out a new “tuck”. I decided to go with tucking the jeans into boots, which also proved to be very practical as it was absolutely freezing that day. Tip for petites: tucking jeans into ankle boots isn’t always the most flattering on short legs, I would go with super skinny jeans or “jeggings” and make sure the opening of the boot isn’t too wide so that it cuts off our legs. Basically we’re going for a streamlined look from jean leg to boot.
Day 19: Pair your favourite denim pieces together for a denim-on-denim look
One of my favourite denim on denim looks is to go with a chambray shirt and black jeans – because really, black goes with anything right? The cardigan was added for the Team Style file challenge, and a coat to top it all off because it was yet another chilly Sydney day.
Day 20: Dress down your favourite little black dress
OK, another style challenge fail. I actually don’t have a little black dress to dress down! However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear stripes as it was #TeamStripes day for the Team Style File challenge, and I went with stripes on the bottom instead of the usual striped tee scenario. Petites, vertical stripes are our legs’ best friends – if something gives me the appearance of long legs I’m all for it.
Day 21: Belt your outerwear
A trench coat is the easiest answer to belting your outerwear, although I did contemplate wearing the Lioness coat from a few days before and belting that. I don’t often button up this coat – it’s still a little tight post-partum and I kind of like having my coats open most of the time anyway. Wearing jeans and boots both by Acne – I’m obsessed with this label but could never be able to buy them at full price. These boots are amazing – they’re my only pair of black boots now and have been by far the most versatile I’ve ever owned. Well worth the eye-watering amount I paid for them, even if they were second hand!
Thoughts so far
The two fail days of the challenge this week show I was starting to wane a bit – hence the title style challenge. Keep it flexible, re-interpret the prompt to suit you, and if all else fails, just wear whatever you want, because it’s illegal to gad about town naked.