Since today is probably our last day that'll get up near 70F for a good looong while (sad), I wanted to get one last bare-legged shorts + tall boots look in. I hadn't done one with plaid this season yet (!) so out came my favorite plaid shirt. I've actually got a silver layering tank underneath, which would only be
visible if I'm stretched out and reaching for something. These silky shorts are also just about done for the season; I'll wear a couple more times with tights before it's too cold for them, and they'll go into hibernation as well.
Initially I pulled on tall black boots but it felt too heavy. The next option was brown which didn't excite me... until I thought about adding even more plaid to the mix! Enter my new double-plaid scarf that I bought during SSIF. I had reservations since I haven't been wearing my scarves as much in recent years, but the double plaid print was too fun to pass up -- the large plaid runs down the center lengthwise for about half the width, and the smaller plaid flanks it on either side for a quarter width apiece. Plus it's gigantic (plus) and wool (more plus) yet lightweight (total plus!). As for the crazy "tie" uhhhh well I just made that up this morning -- I'm calling it the "Jumbled Knot", and have also posted a How-To for it.
With the crazy scarf in place, I chose my slouchy brown boots and went with minimal jewelry (copper pyramid stud studs and my trusty rose gold watch). I was going to use my black foldover clutch but caught a glimpse of this one with the outfit in the mirror when I went to swap contents and decided I liked it more; more cheerful and, well, clearly there's not enough print already ;) Hair up to stay out of the scarf's way and add a little structure, and shirt left untucked to add to the easy-going feel. And finished off with a swipe of plum lip gloss, which certainly "goes" but doesn't at all "match".
Newer: tank, scarf, clutch
Older: shirt, shorts, boots
Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.