Saturday, January 30, 2010

Copycat, kind of

Copycat, kind of

Works Cited
khakis: j crew (circa 2003)
navy turtleneck: j crew
brown belt: old navy
gray moccasin flats: gap

Since Kyla posted about wearing "big girl sweats" last week, I haven't been able to get her awesome casual ensemble out of my mind. I loved the lines of the wide-leg trousers with the moccasin flats. It was enough to send me into my basement to find my wide-leg khakis from my sophomore year in college (when, ahem, I was a few pounds heavier than I am now). A big belt did the trick for holding them up, and I tried to keep the silhouette sleek with the turtleneck (plus, it's freezing so a little extra neck warmth doesn't hurt).

Copycat, kind of

I felt extremely comfortable, classic, and just a little bit chic when I added a big scarf and wool coat, which was just the thing for a day of reading at coffee shops, grocery shopping, and cleaning. Now I'm just on the lookout for a slouchy crewneck sweatshirt, which looks all too perfect for a cold day of running errands.

21 comments:

Fashion Therapist said...

With my body shape, I know I shouldn't be wearing wide leg trousers, but I love them. They look fantastic on you.

The Owl's Closet said...

don't u just love wide leg trousers?? very comfy indeed:) have a great weekend!

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tanvi @ now craving said...

Oh I love this outfit, especially the crisp white wide-leg trousers! You look as though you are a Ralph Lauren model (:

Law Girl said...

You do look very Ralph Lauren! I really like the wide leg pants.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh, I love the silhouette of wide legged pants - it is very elegant but casual.

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Athenista said...

Just typed a big comment and it vanished... yeesh. Basically... I love the "sweats" and it gives me an idea for what to do with some pants that are recently a little bit loose in the waist - I'll wear them as comfy clothes!

Charmalade said...

I like how you kept it sleek on top to counteract the wide leg pants; nice balance!

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piglet said...

The elegant black turtle neck balances out the wide leg pants perfectly!

DEA said...

I'm really feelin this look!!

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

caffeinerd said...

Love this! Looks very balanced and chic...I really need to find a good pair of khakis.

catherine_sr. said...

You look like a modernized Annie Hall! I love this... I wish I could pull off wide-legged pants (maybe with a pair of heels... I'm pretty short).
the renegade bean

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

Looking good! I like the combination of the slimmer top with the wider bottom.

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

You look fabulous! Very very nice layering :)

(:

Kyla said...

Great interpretation! I love it with the sleek top. Thanks for the shout out!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love the belt!;))

Elaine said...

I love the wide leg trousers on you! I want to get some but I've been putting it off... Now I HAVE to have a pair! lol


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Christina said...

Oh, you look super chic! The "big girl sweats" is a great idea!

Kristin said...

I think this is a testament to why light-colored pants, if done correctly, don't make you look larger (which seems to be a fashion fear for many). You look so tall and trim, but also intellectual and comfy at the same time! Great!

-Kristin
http://birdonyourshirt.blogspot.com

Clare said...

This outfit is so simple and perfect. Chic, sleek, and beautiful. I love it!

E said...

I really want a wide-legged pair of khaki pants and I haven't found a good pair yet! I love yours!

myedit said...

I love the leg of these pants! So comfy and chic on you. I also like wearing lighter colours in the winter (despite the getting dirty very fast factor) because they brighten up a winter's day.

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