So…..it’s style challenge week! The week where we’re each challenged to try out something outside of our comfort zone…but in a way that feels authentic, not costume-y.
My style challenge? Menswear. No problem. Immediately, this is the image that pops into my head:
Photo Credit: Harpers Bazaar
I mean, easy, right? Menswear, got it. Buuuut then the TME team clarified. “We’re not talking about the low-cut blazer without a bra or blazer-as-a-dress thing, either, Scotti.” Dammit. Ok, so . . . like Shana, I had to turn to Pinterest for some help. I started out with the idea of a slouchy blazer and loafers with boyfriend jeans. There are SO many cute photos of this outfit all over Pinterest . . . BUT. The problem was my body shape. I’m definitely curvy . . . smaller waist with bigger hips and a booty and a slouchy blazer and slouchy jeans just made me look bigger. So the hunt continued. Then I found these pants. So ridiculously comfortable (like wearing pjs outside) and surprisingly flattering.
Because the pants were slouchy, I needed a top that was a little more form-fitting so I reached for one of my favorite sweaters and paired it with a slim button up. The bowtie was Zack’s idea . . . I thought it was going to look ridiculous, but I actually liked it!
The shoes . . . I just couldn’t do the loafers, guys. I have yet to find a pair that are super comfortable that don’t make my feet look a mile long. I went with some sexy pumps. Gotta be true to your own style, right? If you guys have some sexy-yet-comfortable loafer recommendations, let me know!
I wanted to try out this hair trend of layering bobby pins . . . it’s obviously messier than it needs to be, but I think I like it? Maybe if I got some bobby pins that were a little more interesting . . .
Merino Wool Sweater: A staple of my closet, this sweater comes in a ton of colors and regular or petite sizing. Looks equally great with jeans, pants or skirts. I actually wear this a lot with my sequin leggings . . . it calms down the look a bit.
Bowtie: This was actually Zack’s bowtie AND his idea for me to wear it. I thought it was going to look ridiculous, but I actually liked it! I think it looked surprisingly feminine . . . almost like a necklace.