I swear divas live in either denim or dresses..and leggings..maybe the occasional skirt, right? It's so rare that we get to see them rocking suit pants (outside of a select few) or chinos that I *had* to snag this opp to do a chino-utilizing Insp Board - especially because twill/chino/khaki is hot hot hot in fashion rn. It's one of those utilitarian fabrics that's always classic, but has particular moments when its star rises high and this is one of them. Barbie's look in this snap is unusual in another way too: her cardigan! How often do we seen divas in this iconic piece? The button cardi often has a sweet and prim vibe, but let's not forget how breezily sultry Marilyn made one look! Barbie's iteration, from a recent photoshoot has a similar easy femininity to it that's appealing - and super spring-worthy due to the colors. Her look pairs blush with a sun-washed olive shade. Me being me, I swung that over to yellow for a candy-colored, romantic pairing - but def give the olive a go, if that's more your jam :). It's tempting to just throw a simple tee underneath (which can totes be done - just make sure you throw a little zing in there somewhere: a silk scarf knotted at your neck, statement earrings, noteworthy shoes (we'll get to that)). Fashion has been lately obsessed with gorgeous blouses - if you have one, throw it beneath your cardi for something different and fun. Pull the sleeves back a touch and let the blouse's cuffs show. This is especially fun if they have a bell shape or special detailing, like lace, scallops or ruffles, but if they're standard button-down cuffs, it's all the more reason to let them show; flip them backwards toward your shoulder and let them flow like wings at your wrists. If your cardi is hip height or below, go for slim or straight chinos. With hip height or higher, experiment with the au courant wide-leg styles. And now the best part :shooooooooes ;) Not that I love shoes too much or anything. Ok, maybe a little. Barbie adds a wonderful twist to her look by finishing it with floral heels that include both the shades (close colors are fine; matchy-matchy not required ;)). I'm 100% on board with the heel thing, but because this look is so laidback, you can def get away floral sneakers, if you've added a pair to collection :). If floral footwear just isn't in your life yet (or never will be :)), consider a color here ( a bright version of the hues you've used will work), or a different print. Nude/blush/beige shoes are an always do-able and classic option has well. Happy styling!
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