Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blend


I can't believe I was ever unsure about wearing these shorts to work; my outfits with these have consistently been among the most complimented of any I've worn. It just goes to show that the hardest person to please is yourself.

I love the way all the different shades of brown and black blend together in this outfit. The brown boots are almost dark enough to be black, while the semi-opaque black tights are nearly light enough to pass for brown. The vest and shorts are matching but not: both pieces have the same herringbone pattern, but the scale is different (the pattern is a little bigger in the shorts) and the vest is lighter brown with some thin red lines scattered throughout. This gives it almost the appearance of being a suit while still keeping it interesting. Since I knew I was already mixing 2 shades of brown, I made sure that the remaining brown pieces were all different as well, so that the end result looks intentional rather than haphazard.

Here are the other ways I've worn these shorts. Which is your favorite?

Black shirt: Sunhee Moon
Vest: vintage
Belt: import store
Shorts: Mango
Boots: Bata

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Even though I love the argyle and stripes combination, I think this is the best outfit with the shorts!

mom huebert said...

Today's version is my favorite.

Stephanie N. said...

I concur - I like today's ensemble best. But it's possible I've been swawed by your tattoos showing.

Fashion and more said...

Love both outfits, in fact all your outfits are really original.
Your birthday hair style was great !!!

Herbee said...

Jumping on the bandwagon to say today's outfit is my fave...I love eveything about it!

Sal said...

Don't make me pick!

Work With What You've Got said...

Todays outfit is my favorite! I love it!

bekster said...

Shorts with boots again... Yay! :)

I love all of the outfits, but I think I like the black & white (& grey?) one best because it better shows off your lovely silhouette. The whole thing looks more "hourglass."

As for today's outfit, I love mixing black & brown. That creates a good effect with furniture as well, though people tend to want to match all of the wood in a room.

The Seeker said...

Love your last outfit!!!!

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Nadine said...

It's so hard to choose . . . I think maybe the one with the light grey tights.