The outfit that I wore on Wednesday is not the pre-planned outfit. In fact, it’s not the second outfit that I tried on. Or the third. I think that the end result is the fourth or fifth permutation of the originally scheduled outfit. Let me start at the beginning.
I had planned to wear my sleeveless purple geometric print blouse. I have worn it once earlier in the semester and once recently over the weekend in a casual look.
Both times I’ve worn this top I have gone with a darker color palette. My main goal with my outfit this time around was to accentuate the lighter colors in the blouse— blush pink, oatmeal, tan/khaki, etc. In my mind, I had envisioned wearing this with my dark khaki skirt and my khaki blazer. You can see each of these items in the photo’s below:
However, when I put all 3 pieces together in to an outfit I didn’t love it! I felt like the two colors of khaki didn’t look right together and when I tucked the blouse in a lot of the lighter colors were lost– it has somewhat of an ombre effect in the coloring. I swapped the khaki blazer out for an oatmeal cardigan and like the outfit so much more! I finished it off with a gold necklace, nude pumps, and a gold watch. But, when I bent down to pick up my purse my skirt broke! It wasn’t because it is too tight– trust me, I would tell you if it was. I think it’s just because it is old. You can’t see it, but there is an equestrian style toggle buckle at the waist band. One of the posts that hold the circle side broke. In a split second I had to re-think my outfit.
I quickly changed the dark khaki skirt out for a lighter colored khaki pencil skirt. But, then the oatmeal colored cardigan was off. Since it was still lying out on the bed, I tried the khaki blazer on, again. I liked it better with the lighter colored skirt. So much so, that I took my outfit photo’s.
But, something was still off! The outfit wasn’t popping and feeling composed and cohesive– it was feeling too haphazard and random. At the last minute, I swapped that khaki blazer out for the maroon cardigan that I wore with this blouse over the weekend. (It, too, was still out and easily accessible.) I didn’t have time to re-do my outfit photo’s– I was already running late and starting to stress out. I did, however, snap a quick photograph when I got home after a full day of teaching. By this point my hair and makeup were pretty much kaput and I had some major creases in my skirt from sitting in the car, but I do it all for you, folks!
Even though it doesn’t accentuate the lighter colors of the top as much as I had originally intended, I do like this combination of skirt, blouse, and completer piece the best of all the options that I had tried that morning. This is why I like to pre-plan my outfits!