Somewhere in the City: Stripes + Shades of Blue

shades of blue outfit

shades of blue outfit

shades of blue outfit

shades of blue outfit

shades of blue outfit

shades of blue outfit

As I write this post I find it difficult to pinpoint a concept for this particular look. My initial instinct pointed me in the direction of ‘alternative weekend wear’, but the truth is this is an outfit I would – and have – worn to work. Alas, my last style post (read it here) was positioned as a ‘wear to work’ look, so I find myself wary of repeating content. And therein lies the difficulty of being a creative – sometimes, you just get stuck.

Or maybe that’s simply representative of the winter to spring transition. Caught between two seasons, styling an outfit (for work or wherever) can and certainly does prove challenging. Take this outfit, for example. It was shot on a day that looked warm but was, in fact, not.

Of course, running around the city (ahem, posing ‘candidly’ for photos) tends to work up a sweat, so jackets are often not the answer to mitigating warmth with practicality. And so I suppose that’s why I settled on a light-knit cardigan for the day – and socks, too.

Whenever the fashion gods challenge me (i.e. whenever I feel that I have ‘nothing to wear’) I tend to default to stripes. Add to that teal pants that do little to nothing for body shape and a blue bandana cause #trend, and voila, that’s how this stripes and shades of blue outfit was born.

Buffalo Exchange Blouse | H&M Cardigan | Uniqlo Pants | ALDO Shoes | Polette Glasses | Michael Kors Watch | BaubleBar Earrings

Photography by Johanna Armstrong

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