True Blue Slouchy Layers

Today I wanted to look like I had just rolled out of bed and grabbed the first things I could find. But I didn’t really want to do that (the effect wouldn’t be as good). So I layered loose clothing and intentionally pinned my cardi askew. I also squeezed in a bit of pattern mixing for a je ne sais quoi look.

stripes and cardi

loose blue clothes

Cardi: Nordstrom
Tank: Target
Pants: Eileen Fisher via Goodwill
Brooch: Gifted
Sunglasses: Target
Shoes: Bongo

These are my $5 Goodwill pants. I ruched the bottom of the outside seam by hand-stitching them. Now they’re like the harem-y, billowy pants all the models wear on the runways. But, if in a few more wears, I decide only a model of Amazonian proportions can get away with this look, I’ve lost nothing.

detail of ruching

And just so it looked like I cared a just a little (after rolling out of bed), I wore heels. I always walk a more deliberately and confidently when I wear funky, tall look-at-me shoes.

Have you altered any of your clothes?

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4 Comments

Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

4 responses to “True Blue Slouchy Layers

  1. I tend to always alter any thrifted or vintage items just because I’m not your average sized person. A lot of the time too I’ll love something but then realized they’ll look better without something else…like sleeves. 🙂

  2. Thanks for writing! Now I’m thinking about sleeves and how removing them would really change the look of an outfit. Lots of ideas now! Thanks for the tip.

  3. carmen

    Your cardigan pinned askew gives it an asymmetrical look, I like the whole outfit!

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