I wore this Lucky Brand Tunic. It is tee shirt material so it is extra comfortable, but the beading and design on it make it so much more special than just a tee! I paired it with skinny jeans and flats….actually…scratch that. I don’t think I actually ever put shoes on my feet, but if I had, they would have been flats. The shirt could easily be dressed up with a pair of grey slacks and worn to work, or dressed further down with a pair of leggings.
Up this week is Jared…it is after all a week of men’s clothes around here on the blog, so a men’s pick seemed only fitting. I think this look starts with the boots, Ariat® Men’s Rambler Boots – Earth / Brown Bomber. These boots are casual and have that worn in look. They are not fancy or pretentious, they are real and tough. They are classic. Besides looking good, they are made with Ariat’s ATS technology which gives three times the support of normal cowboy boots. They also have the Ariat Rambler’s EVA footbed and forefoot cushion gel which reduces stress on hips, knees and back. I wonder if I can wear these? Jared said, “I like the worn look to them, and also the wide square toe for extra comfort.”
Paired with the boots, Lucky Men’s Camino Plaid Western Snap Shirt – Brown and Ariat Men’s Bomber Vest – Brown. The vest is brown faux leather with poly fill insulation It has a zip down front with a snap down closure, plus two zipper hand pockets. “With the colder weather approaching, this vest is perfect to layer over any long sleeve shirt.” And the shirt. I am in love with this shirt. Jared is too, he said, “The brown plaid print all over this shirt gives it a great look. I would wear the sleeves rolled up for a casual style.”
And to round out the look, Levi’s ® Men’s 527 ™ Boot Cut Jeans – Indie Blue. This jean is a boot cut jean with a 19.75″ boot cut leg opening that fits perfectly over boots. As Jared put it, “You can’t go wrong with these dark wash jeans to go with my boots.” These jeans are a must for any man with boots.
Up this week in our employee picks series, Sandra. Sandra picked one of my all time favorite boots to feature in this outfit. The Ariat Women’s Shada 10″ Cowboy Boots in Peanut Briddle have been on my wish list all year. Not only are they stylish, but they are made with the ATS ™ technology which helps reduce weakness in the foot and cushions the foot for a more comfortable fit. Sandra said she picked these boots because they go great with the natural multi print of the shirt.
Speaking of that shirt, Beachcomber Lizzer Gauze Top by Lucky Brand. This 100% cotton top is easy to wear from both a style and a comfort standpoint. Sandra said, “The shirt is simple but flirty, very comfortable and love natural multi print.”
Finishing off the look is this Silver Tone 4 strand necklace set by Cindy Smith. This silver tone bead necklace comes with matching dangle silver tone bead earrings. “Love the Cindy Smith necklace set and it give the right look you need.” Well said Sandra.
We are starting up a new weekly series here called Wear It. We’ll take your favorite videos and recreate an outfit from the video! First up, Martina McBride’s Teenage Daughters.
Now I know that there are A LOT of wardrobe changes in this video, but my favorite by far is just the regular outfit she wears while she’s singing as opposed to outfits from the other decades. She’s rockin’ some skinny jeans, some triangle shaped dangly earrings and a short sleeve tunic type of top. So here’s that outfit, Langston’s style:
A few things in this month’s People Style Watch caught my eye…
Plaid shirts. Tim Gunn recommends them over skinny jeans to avoid a “sloppy” look. I agree, if the shirt is oversized and you are wearing it open over a tank as shown in the mag…skinny jeans is the way to go. But, if you are wearing a more fitted plaid shirt, I think it works over any cut of jean. Check out or collection of long sleeve shirts.
The mag also had a blurb about denim on denim. Tim Gunn’s main point was to consider fit…and I agree. But I also think color is a main factor. He was ok with a dark on dark look where as I am not. I think matching denim ends up looking kind of off. I think it is better to have contrast…a light paired with a dark.
The last look that caught my eye was denim jackets with furry collars and linings. They showed Kate Bosworth rocking one. I’ll pass on the $242 version one they showed in favor of this Dickies Women’s Sherpa Lined Denim Jacket for $54.97.
What do you think? Are these looks headed into your closet for Fall?
Up this week is Samantha. She said, “Despite the random cold and rainy days, summer weather is pretty much here! Perfect for cute dresses like this one.” The one she picked was by Stetson is 100% cotton with an empire waist, bust shirring, scoop neck, internal shelf bra for more support, cap sleeves, and unique back seaming detail.
She picked these boots because, “the neutral color on them doesn’t clash with the patterns on the dress.” I think the slight detail on the stitching is a great accent without being too busy.
The Lucky Brand bracelet Samantha picked is one of my favorites. I think it is simple and beautiful. Samantha said, “Lucky always seems to have some of the best jewelry. I think that the turquoise stones compliment the brown scheme nicely.”