Inspiration - J.Jill
Outfit fail. This is an example of an outfit that I thought was okay when I was wearing it but looking back at this photo I don't think it worked out very well. I thought I'd still share it with you to show why I'm not in love with it.
First problem - fit of the pants. I found these pants on sale online at Gap (printed pants were on my last shopping wishlist) for super triple discount down to $12. I bought them without trying them on because I'd seen them on other (much skinnier) bloggers. The fact they are called "ultra skinny" should have been a tip off that they might not work for my hourglass shaped figure. While they do fit through the hips they unfortunately gap/bunch at both the waist and crotch and then narrow down to where they are weirdly tight in the knees/calves. Um. Not awesome.
Second problem - the colors in this outfit. I love the mix of colors in the inspiration photo. All the pieces have the different tones of the same base beige color and look lovely and complimentary together. My outfit looks like a mess. Peachy/nude blouse (warm tone), charcoal grey sweater (cool - black tone) and black/navy/white patterned pants (cool - blue tone). Maybe if I'd had a crisp white blouse and black cardigan it would have been better?
Ehhh. Maaaaaybe I'll take these pants to a tailor? It might not be worth the time & cost of tailoring to sorta convince myself to like a pair of pants. It may be better just finding another patterned pair of pants I really love. In which case I'll just donate these to my very tall & skinny little sister. :)