This has been my uniform as of late. A button down shirt, comfy skinny jeans, navy school boy blazer, and my “grandpa shoes”. A sweater (or sweater vest in this case) gets added if the temps dip into the chilly range, which it has recently.
A lot of factors about ourselves can make us reach for particular types of clothing over others. Depending on what you deem flattering on your body type, or the type of activities you participate in, some clothing is just better suited for us or easier to wear. I’m learning that I avoid pull-over type clothing, opting instead for items that button or drape, the reason being my hair. Having naturally curly, fine, and frizz-prone hair, I prefer to avoid pulling fuzzy knits over it, which just messes up the peace-treaty I’ve made with my hair that day. My daily wardrobe is reflecting this…button-down shirt, and blazer…no hair-frizzies involved. When I do pull a sweater over my head, it’s usually followed by some intense damage control.
I love the color and shine of these penny loafers. Called “Cordovan”, it’s a perfect mix of deep red and brown hues which I’ve found to be pretty neutral. The shine makes them a little dressier, which adds a little oomph to a basic outfit.
Cole Haan has been a favorite brand of mine for quite some time, so I was sad to hear the company was recently sold by Nike, which means they’ll most likely be losing the Nike Air technology that has been credited in making Cole Haan shoes so comfy. I may need to round out my penny loafer collection with a nice black pair from them in case Nike Air really does disappear from the brand.
Outfit details – J.Crew Crewcuts blazer :: Theory sweater vest (in grey/navy) :: Banana Republic shirt :: Rag & Bone jeans :: Cole Haan loafers :: Valentino handbag (in beige & light green) :: Kate Spade watch :: vintage brooch :: Saks Fifth Avenue pocket square :: pearl bracelets :: Daisy Knights ring