Today's look is a bit different for me. I have been trying to challenge myself to do more casual outfits. I feel my style is changing up again and I really just want to play around with things a bit more. I recently got these Andy Warhol x Converse sneakers. They've got a tomato soup can print all over them. I love converse. I still have my favorite pair of black & white high tops that I will never get rid of, even though I don't wear them often. They're classic. And I love Andy Warhol. His vision and creativity was really inspiring. So having the two combined in one is pretty amazing!
I'm not going to lie. I had no idea how to wear these at first. I've been gravitating more towards sneakers lately, but don't always know how I want to style them. I put on these pants because I felt like the edginess of the knee rips would work well with the sneakers. I've been going through a neutral phase lately, so decided to do all black and let the sneakers pop out. I was playing around with different tops, but ended up loving the combo of the sweater and blazer. By the way, scored this blazer for 50% off! The last piece was this beanie because I did not want to style my hair. I always feel like a ninja when I am dressed in all black, especially when I've got on a beanie. #NinjaChic. Can we make that a thing? :) I also tried to channel my inner "bad ass." Did it work? Probably not. lol
I remember years ago when I got my first ever pair of boyfriend jeans and had absolutely no idea how to wear them. Initially I was like, "Boyfriend Jeans? These are not very flattering." The more I played around with them though, I started to come up with better ways to style them. Now, they are such a staple piece for me, especially during the spring. I honestly prefer these over skinny jeans any day!
When the temps went up a little bit last week, I just couldn't resist bringing these jeans back out. My favorite thing about them is their loose & comfortable fit. They just give off this effortless vibe. So many things pair well with them too, so this time I went with one of my favorite sweaters. I've definitely worn this sweater a ton of times over the last few months. I kept this look super simple with black pumps and of course, that black cross body bag again. :)
I also brought the bun back out! Well this time, the messy bun. #ILikeBigBunsAndICannotLie
I think this might be my new hairstyle for the warmer months. I actually prefer it over the sock bun. I posted a photo of it on instagram and got some questions about how I did it. If I can create a photo tutorial for this I will, but let me try to briefly explain the steps. It's best to do this the day after you curl your hair. Tie your hair up in a messy way. The more hair sticking out the better. Then you just start to shape the bun by pinning your hair into place. Doing it this way gives you full control over how you want it to look. It honestly took me several tries to get it just right. You can also try to just pin it all up without using the rubber band, but this is a little more difficult. I hope that made sense! I think sometimes I do my hair without even realizing how I did it. lol
There were a few days last week when it felt like spring for a minute, so I took full advantage and lost a few layers. Now when I say "it felt like spring," it was only in the 40s & sunny, but after this crazy winter weather 40 degrees feels amazing. Standing in the sunshine is spring and standing in the shade is winter. If you live on the east coast then you know exactly what I mean! That didn't last very long though as it snowed again last night and will do so again a couple of days this week. We are so close to spring and I am 100% for it!
I've been in so much of a neutral phase right now, so I stuck with black and grey and added a pop of color with this purple hat. I've worn this long cardi a couple of times before and it's seriously one of the most comfortable pieces that I have hanging in my closet. It's such a great transitional item too as we head into the next season. When the weather gets much warmer, I love styling cardigans like this with a pair of denim shorts. They work well over dresses too. I've been using this black bag SO much lately and for good reason. For one, it goes with everything and two, it can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross body. I've been a little obsessed with wearing it cross body as it really just gives my looks more of a casual & laid back vibe.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful start to the new month. :)