When I went to put this post together, I didn’t really have a purpose for it or a good title, and that got me thinking about how things are evolving in this space.
I used to post random outfits all the time with no other purpose than that I like it, but lately outfit posts have been slowly edged out by try-on hauls and outfit roundups and multiple ways to style a wardrobe item.
I love doing those types of posts, and they definitely add a lot of value, but I kind of miss posting a single look like this one. I like being able to drill down and discuss the nuts and bolts of an outfit. So yeah, this is just a random outfit that I like and would wear in my everyday life.
I had a photo shoot with Alison last week, so I brought along a few outfits I needed for other posts I’m working on, and I threw some extra pieces into the car at the last minute, and this sweater was one of them. I love how the bright color palette pops against the wintry landscape.
The fabric is 57% cotton/33% acrylic/10% polyester, so there’s no wool to irritate sensitive skin. It’s soft and has a nice weight to it, and the 23″ length makes it perfect for leaving untucked with mid to high rise jeans.
It has contrast ribbing at the neck, hem, and cuffs; and the button detail on the shoulder is a fun detail. I feel like LOFT is finally getting back to its roots, after struggling for a while and getting bought out by another retail group. This in a nice quality sweater at a great price point, and it’s 50% off right now!
I styled this sweater with grey jeans and white booties in last Saturday’s Try-On Haul, and I think it looks really good that way, but I realize not everyone is going to jibe with the white boots. Still, this is another option. I love how the colors in this sweater complement grey jeans.
But pink and cranberry also look great with blue jeans, so for this post, I wore blue jeans and beige booties. These jeans are a medium indigo wash with distressing and busted-out knees to give them a comfortable lived-in look.
The stovepipe style is also known as a cigarette leg — basically it’s a skinny jean with wider ankles so you can wear them over booties or tuck them into tall boots. In this case, I wore mine loose over the Marc Fisher Alva Booties in Cloud Suede.
I’ve had these booties for a few years; I believe they were an #NSale 2020 purchase. The quality is top notch and they’re very comfortable. I love the cool beige tone with the lighter colors in my wardrobe, and they also look great with black and grey jeans.
This outfit would make a great casual Valentine’s Day look or just an everyday outfit to wear shopping or meeting up with a friend for lunch. I kept the accessories minimal with silver toned split hoop earrings and my Yurman silver link bracelet.
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photos: Alison Cornell