Alright, perhaps I was a bit premature in my celebrating.
Because I don’t know if 86 degrees Fahrenheit can be considered cool. Unless, perhaps, you live in the Sahara.
Still, I am closeted in my arctic classroom all day, so I’m going to proceed with my trouser theme with impunity.
Today’s offering is a study in monochrome and neutrals. After so many weeks living in bright colors and prints, it’s a bit refreshing trying my hand at understatement.
I’ve not worn these particular pair of trousers in a while because brown has always been such a trial for me. I like it on others but have a hard time wearing it myself. Maybe that’s why I’ve chosen it for my neutral day – the only thing I can think of pairing it with is a subdued pairing of off-white on off-white.
The deep V of the top’s neckline proved another difficulty. I tried several necklaces for this ensemble and was coming up blank. Then I remembered there are other neck accessories besides necklaces. Out came my scarf bin and with a little maneuvering – and a creative use of a sarong clip – I managed to fashion a nifty bit of visual interest while still sticking to the neutral palette.
I like this outfit a lot. Although I have a sneaking suspicion it won’t photograph well – light colors and flowy tops translate dumpy on camera unless one is a 6’2″ 105-lb. model – I feel polished and comfortable in it, and really, that’s all anyone can ask for, isn’t it?
P.S. Pardon the lighting and the photo quality. I dunno what’s going on today…