WIW: early 2014 faves

Hi ladies, I wanted to share a few of my favorite outfits since the start of the year! I've still been taking my daily photos over the last year, though I haven't been posting them. These are pretty representative of what I've been wearing to work so far this year. Weekend wear has been extra casual, usually just a sweater or flannel + jeans + boots + knit hat; I could post a few of those if anyone is interested, but they're pretty basic.

I picked mostly red/blue+white+black outfits below but I've also been enjoying wearing gray, camel, mint/emerald, periwinkle/violet, and lots of white white white. I've also been having lots of fun with my nails (my sis and I did a whole crazy football nail project, with new manicures for each week of the season). And I've started working on some heavy wardrobe editing and replanning, which I'll continue working on over the next month.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    What an amazing set of outfits Aida!  I missed seeing them here, so nice you are posting again.  They are all gorgeous, but something about #s 1, 4 and 6 really speaks to me.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Do you have ANY idea what a treat for the eyes these beautiful outfits are Aida???? Nothing to critique 'cause they're all fab. My faves are 4, 9, 12 and 14.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Yay! So lovely to see some Aida wiw's! All outfits are fab. I particularly like 1,2,4,13,14 and 15.

  • EveningMood replied 6 years ago

    Whatever it is you have been doing with your wardrobe, keep doing it because it's working. If I were a tad younger I'd be all over copying your looks. 4! 6! 12! 15! Too fab for words.

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    These are some great looks.  #9 is my favorite, the mixing of plaid and pinstripe is quite clever.

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    These are all great! I'm especially drawn to 1, 4, 9, and 13.

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    These are all so wonderful! 9 is KILLING ME. I also love 4. Really, I love them all. BUT 9!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    The whole lot is absolutely stunning! 1 and 14 are my favorites.

    I love how you rock trousers in casual ensembles. I want to figure out how to do that myself.

  • neonginger replied 6 years ago

    Your style is great! There isn't one ensemble that I don't love.

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    1,4,9,12, and 13 are my faves. You are looking SO good, Aida. It's a treat to see you in action again! You really do the fluid fit so well! You have me hankering for bootcuts again :) 

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    You do have the best style, Aida. I like how you do pinstripes. I'm always so afraid of them!

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    Kellygirl, so funny about the bootcut envy. In part because of Aida's fab pics, and in part because of Rae's post today, I ordered a pair of bootcut jeans this afternoon. Just want to see if I can look emulate Aida's style. Even a little bit.

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    Those are all fabulous outfits.
    Thanks for posting.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Your posting is a breath of fresh air Aida.  Thank you!  I love all your outfits, especially 2, 9 11 and 15.

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    This is such a treat Aida. You have a deft hand at proportions and successful pairing of diverse elements, eg #3. It's marvellous, so quirky and appealing.
    I'm intrigued by the heavy wardrobe editing, would you share the reason for that?
    I for one would like to seeyour extra casual looks because that is the life I lead 3 weeks out of 4.

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    So fun to see you Aida :) an amazing looking set ouf outgits youve shared, i esp. like 1, 4, 11, 12 :)

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    So many fab outfits here! I'm so glad you posted them. It's fascinating to see how skillfully you remix items. My favorites are 1 and 14.

  • Elle replied 6 years ago

    You have a great sense of style.  I, too, like all your outfits but particularly 7, 13, and 14.  You also wear wide pants very well

  • Angela K replied 6 years ago

    I must say that you have quite a sense of style. Beautiful, fun, flattering outfits but my favs are #2 and #9. Luv the black with the orangey red floral and the plaid and pinstripes......simply. awesome! :)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Fab outfits, Aida! What a treat to see you post. They're all great, but my absolute faves are #1, #4, #13, and #14. Wow. I must say you wear bootlegs unbelievably well. And those plaid pants are just too much fun. 

    #3 is so surprising and yet it works. You look somehow like a mischievous Puss in Boots. 

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Come back to us, Aida... we need you! :)  Love seeing all of these but especially seeing YOU.

  • Isabel replied 6 years ago

    OH IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK! yes, I am yelling .

    I just love every outfit. I am not sure I have favorites. I see you are keeping current yet still are so Aida. I have been looking for a blush leather jacket ever since I saw yours in CA.

  • SarahTheWhite replied 6 years ago

    I love all of these photos - how incredibly diverse they are and the detail in each outfit...
    The ones that stand out to me the most are:
    3 - I just can't get over those colors. They work together so beautifully!
    4 - Deceptively simple... Because it's not.
    12 - Completely lovely!
    13 - Amazing details in the he styling of this look! So not me, but wonderful on you!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    #1 and #13 are my favorites!

  • Patricia replied 6 years ago

    Oooh I love your plaid shirts.  I have an unnatural fondness for plaid but can never seem to style it just right.  You are rocking it.  I love the look in #1 too, the trousers with the jacket is great.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Yay, so much fun to see you! And here you are rocking pretty much every style of bottoms. Really love 1 and 14!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago and probably more are my favorites but my finger is tired of scrolling up and down. Wonderful to see you and please keep posting! 

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    Yay! Outfit pics from Aida!! Still an expert at rocking either colorful or neutral outfits. My faves are 1,4,9,10,12, and 13.

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Aida, your outfits are all amazing! Very creative!!! Every look is a head turner!

    Question for you: the outfits in flares (1,4,9). Were you wearing heels with them or flats?

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Wow thanks very much, ladies!! I really appreciate all the comments. Happy to hear #9 going over so well, that's the kind of 90s influence I'm looking at for this coming fall.

    Diana, working trousers in casually is an ongoing pursuit of mine. I've been headed towards less jeans and more trousers the past few years, but the transition is definitely slow going.

    Kelly, to be honest I think that fluid fit is almost too easy as an IT! If a top fits the shoulders, the body is almost always looser ;)

    Rachy, what's the fear with pinstripes? They're fun and oldschool rude :D

    Viva, I hope the jeans work out for you! The proportions in #4 are an old favorite that seems to be coming around again, wearing a cropped or almost-cropped top with flares and pointy toes. I'm on the hunt for another similarly short top!

    Latana, the wardrobe editing is primarily for fit issues. Much of my wardrobe, especially basics, were purchased 2+ years ago and I'm a different size now so some half my things don't fit quite the way I'd like. I can still make them work since oversized is currently in, but I'd definitely be happier in the right size. And of course, there's always the continuing style refinement edits. I'll try to get some weekend outfits posted later this week ^^

    Isabel, I got a good feeling about your blush leather jacket this year, blush is getting more and more popular!

    SarahTheWhite, big thanks for the detailed comment!

    MsKatieKat, yes I'm wearing heels with all the wide pants, 3" for all three of those. I don't wear flats with any of my flared or wide leg bottoms, usually between 2-3".

  • adombecky replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing and some of them are so amazing.I have some similar coat but I don't how to match,but now I had some idear

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    These are ALL so blog-worthy and perfect.  Truly can't pick a favorite, so much excellence in style!  And during your absence I thought you might be slacking, boy was I wrong.  ;-)

  • leopardluxe replied 6 years ago

    These all look amazing! I am especially digging #4 and #5. Really fab looks across the board!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    So good to see you on the forum, Aida!  I love the freshness of your combinations -- both in silhouette and texture.  You look perfectly modern, but not liking your dressing from a catalog.  Rather, you have a distinct and lovely personal style.

    I think I have a soft spot for your wide leg outfits.  Love them with the light footwear!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Fun to see your killer style on YLF again, Aida. We miss it and you. 

    Am going with #4, #12 and #13 as my faves. xo

  • Marmee replied 6 years ago

    These are all amazing.  I went through your pictures several times, wondering what it would be like to dress like this every day!  Your look is totally effortless!

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Love all of these looks. #1 and #4 especially speak to me. Then I am a sucker for blue and white combinations. The gray really softens the contrast.

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Clapping hands - I look forward to your posts they are like looking through a fashion mag. Very eclectic but somehow essentially Aida. No special favs as I like them all but very interested to see how you style the wide leg pinstripe pants - as I live in wide leg pants over the cooler months.

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Each and every outfit is fantastic, I can't pick a fav - they're all my favs! What a delight to see you posting again. I love the outfits with the Mural bomber - I have it too - and you've given me some additional styling ideas, thank you!

  • NDMom replied 6 years ago

    Wow! Love 4 especially....but all are just stupendous! Do you take your own photos? They are great as well! Sorry if you mentioned that already and I missed it!

  • Charmian replied 6 years ago

    So good to see your smile again, Aida!  I fell off the outfit photos months ago -- much less posting them -- so you can count me doubly jealous of your dedication and your style.

    #4 is absolutely adorable and I love the glamour of #14.  #9 is a great update to the 90s, too.

    Oh, and thanks for #1 and #13!  I was just looking at my bomber jacket and houndstooth skinnies yesterday, wondering how to style them.  You can bet I'm going to copy you soon!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for all the lovely comments, ladies!!

    Denise, to be fair these are some of the best outfits from the past three months ;) I have been slacking in the sense that I'd been more conventional with my pairings overall, but having interesting (and previously fashion forward, now mainstream) wardrobe items helps a lot when on auto pilot. Over the last month I feel like I've been getting back to styling more creatively. Not for weekend wear, though!

    Kiwi, how interesting! I generally can't wear my wider hems until it's warmer, because it just rains sooooo much otherwise. If it were drier where I lived, I'd have several pairs of wool wide leg trousers, no question!

    NDMom, thanks! I do take my own photos using the camera's self timer.

    Charmain, oooh houndstooth skinnies sound awesome! Are they black&white? Separate from those neutrals, I'd also pair those with cheerfully colored sweaters and pretty pastel blouses :D

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    # 4 & # 12 are my favourites - they are all great though :)

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    I came to check-out your latest Fab hair-style Aida- my stylist and I are aiming for a similar style ATM. Is it working well for you?
    BTW I LOVED all your outfits here and have Faved the post for future reference :)

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