The busier I get, the less time and effort I have to put into my outfits. These phases make me nutty because I really love putting together a great look and then enjoying the way it makes me feel all day. I try to help myself out with a few small habits: keeping a file of looks that strike my fancy, scrolling through the sites of one or more of my favorite fashion bloggers or a lookbook before I go to sleep, laying out elements I want to use in the next day's look. But many days when I'm in a hurry, I default back to my style heart and just top jeans with a jacket or blazer. Do that for a few weeks and, no matter what your staple, bff, never-let-you-down look is, it'll start to get boring. Fortunately, though, it doesn't take massive additions to turn an outfit from ennui-inducing to interesting; many times, the tiniest of twists is all you need. That's what made this look one of my recent faves. Almost all the elements are casual, with a biker nod: denim, flannel shirt, moto jacket, biker boots. Except for the pearls :). They were a last minute add that satisfied my hunger for novelty and creativity. Traditional, elegant pearls don't have much to do with the laidback, raw, slightly gritty vibee of moto styling. They don't quite fit and that's the essence of their power here - they're an off beat in the mix, which throws a question mark into the look: why were they included? That "wrong" note takes on a sassy quality because they were chosen and placed there in the look, regardless of not quite belonging. And that adds a fresh dimension to this urban-casualness: a subtle under-theme of unabashed classicism woven into a relaxed, modern dynamic. And that’s interesting, engaging and enjoyable to inhabit all day. I hope this inspires you to give this a try sometime soon :) Happy styling, loves!
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets-fashion fairy tale world, the home of my non-wrestling-related style musings and loves.