Preface: This is long winded. Don't read if you don't want to :) I'm just asking for suggestions on why these don't work.
On to the long winded thought process:
I figure that I may as well share outfit failures in addition to success - perhaps you can help me understand what's not working about these.
Yesterday I slept in and was rushed getting ready, so I reached for a cozy sweater and jeans - a FFBO. I didn't feel like it was horrid (yes, it would be better without socks though), but I really wanted some color in my day. It felt dull and boring.
Today, I woke up with the thought that yellow goes with gray. I've been wearing my yellow jacket with blue only so far. So I thought I ought to try gray. So I put back on yesterday's outfit, but this time added the yellow jacket and new-to-me gray suede boots (like em?)
And it didn't feel right. After thinking about it, I thought perhaps I needed a horizontal line somewhere, so I switched to lighter jeans. (#3). The happiness factor went down immediately - it felt like too many trends (ombre+booties+faded jeans), and the bottoms of the jeans didn't play well with the tops of the boots. So I changed back to #2 and have been wearing it all day.
But I still don't feel like it worked really well. Some days are just misses, I guess.
What should I change? (I'm thinking that this yellow jacket and the gray sweater just don't go together - I just am not sure why).
What are your suggestions? Thanks for helping me learn!
PS: And I got a watch. I can't believe I lived 12 years without one - it's so nice to know what the time is! This I'm just sharing the joy of :) (#4)