WIW: Silhouette challenges

I'm still playing with silhouettes per Una's challenge, and enjoying it.  I've had a good number of fails, but it's helping me whittle down my closet.  And has helped me figure out my FFBO silhouettes too.

This is a bit of a post n run - I'm out for a date with DH once he gets back with the babysitter :)

#1 FFBO: bootcuts with a sweater.  This sweater it a bit short for me, and would be purged if it wasn't my warmest sweater...

#2 Success: sparkly tee under jacket with bootcuts.  This is daytime sparkle, and I felt good in it.  I don't think I would have tried this without the silhouette challenge and thinking that a jacket over a tee would be a new silhouette :)

#3 FAIL: cropped sweater with high-waisted weird pants.  I altered these pants last year to look/feel like track pants.  I never finished them, so finally did last week.  But when I wore them and saw the pic I had to change.  I don't think they're worth a second chance, ha.

#4 fail: Shirt under fest under cardi, with bootcuts.  I felt frumpy in this, and put the cardi in the donate pile.  But it doesn't look too bad in the pic.  I've taken to wearing hats to keep warm, so pardon the hat :)

#5 success: turtleneck sweater, scarf, bootcuts and plaid shoes.  I get a lot of wear out of these bootcuts, don't I?  I expect this will turn in to a FFBO.

#6 success: monochrome skinnies, sweater with a contrast scarf.  My favorite outfit in a while - I liked the colors, and felt very me.  This will also be an FFBO.

#7 neutral: tunic sweater over skinnies.  I was too chilly all day in this, and put the sweater in the purge pile.  But I may rescue it - I don't mind the way it looks - it's just not for winter.  Is it worth rescuing?

#8 fail: turtleneck with skinnies.  I was bored with this, and tried adding a vest (#9).  It still didn't work well - I think it's the color combo that's off?

#10 success: flared skirt with tights, fluid top and jacket.  Not super warm, but it was fun to wear, and I liked it.  I would have never tried this without this challenge - thanks Una!

#11 neutral: Drapey top over bootcuts - was too cold, so I added a circle cardigan in #12.  This silhouette is similar to my FFBO - drapey over skinnies - but I'm not sure it works quite as well - perhaps drapey over bootcuts is too much volume?
#13 neutral: drapey top over bootcuts again - same comments and question.

#14 FFBO success: statement top over boyfriends.  Maybe my favorite silhouette - it's so easy :)

 I still haven't tried any wide-legged outfits, and I have two pair of them waiting to be worn.  So many silhouette possibilities!

All feedback, especially suggestions for improvement, are welcome.  


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K/R Sweaters from Gap, part 2

Got my sized-down versions of the sweaters from this thread.  What do you think?

#1 - #2 They were sold out of the v-neck in the light blue that originally caught my eye, so this one is a different style.  I still like the color (I think it's quite similar to the color of the other sweater).  I bought the tall, because I like that tunic length - and the extra long sleeves are also a "plus" for me (I'm likely to wear them scrunched up further - but left them down for this pic).  The shoulder fit is good, I think - but is the length swamping?  I'll likely wear is as shown (minus the just-unpacked wrinkles) - untucked or semi-tucked with bootcuts, boyfriends or skinnies.

#3 - A different size of the colorblock that I tried.  I still don't really think it works.  Do you agree?  It gives me pause, because it's the exact same sweater (same size too) as #1-#2, just a different colorway.  Which makes me think that I'm not seeing some inherent flaw in the way #1 fits.

#4 is the same sweater again - but a shorter size (L, rather than LTall).  It's a pale blush with pale tan (oatmeal? beige? heather?) colorblocking for the arms and back.  I think I like it - but is the color okay on me?

What are your thoughts on these?  Any worth keeping?  

ETA: Sweater from #1, untucked with skinnies, for abc :)


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