WIW: black, brown, cream

I've been waiting for it to get cold enough for a while so that I could try out this copycat.  Today our heater turned itself on, signaling that our house has cooled to it's "winter" temp.  So I felt justified in dressing warm.  I'm glad I did too - my body isn't used to it quite this cool, and I'm enjoying the layers.

It's a pretty simple outfit - black jeans, cream cabled sweater, brown leather jacket, boots and belt.  Does it work?  What should be improved?

Bonus shot of my really cool and dramatic inspiration. 

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  • El Cee replied 9 years ago

    Brown, Black and Cream is such a great classic color combo -- and you wear it very well. The leather jacket is beautiful and rich looking and looks great paired with the slightly more rustic boots. Sometimes simple is best. You look amazing.

  • kellygirl replied 9 years ago

    This looks great, Amiable. Gorgeous neutrals play together so well. Love the semi tuck too. I like the pant length with these boots and am curious what others think. It's a great way to show off your boots. 

  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Good point about the pant length Kelly - the legs of these pants won't actually go any further down on the boots due to the boot width.  With shoes instead of boots, I make the jeans longer by wearing them a bit lower so there's some slouch.  Then they in general meet the tops of whatever shoes I'm wearing :)

     (The darned things shrunk more than 2 inches - which is why I so rarely buy new!)

  • replied 9 years ago

    This gives an Amelia Earhart vibe to me!

  • JillG replied 9 years ago

    I love the combination of colors in this outfit.  Brown, black and cream really work well together and this looks great on you! 

  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    I like the neutrals together.  The sweater looks cozy.  I love your inspiration photo!

    That's one reason I like to thrift too!  I figure everything has been washed already and won't shrink or change shape.

  • Sharon replied 9 years ago

    Such a great colour combination, and you have chosen really great pieces to interpret it. I like the pant length, too. I think the sleek pants and jacket with the more rugged sweater and boots is the perfect match.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Love the warm brown in the jacket, and I think this outfit is a win.  The pant length is OK on such a narrow pant leg, I think, and it does let us appreciate the color and texture in the boots.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Agree that this is a great combination - the pant length did not bother me but you could always play with rolling it up a bit to make it look more intentional.

  • Gigi replied 9 years ago

    I LOVE this color combo. Everything looks great on you!

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