WIW: June Challenge, week 3

I felt like my outfits for week 1 and week 2 of this challenge were pretty successful, and I was tempted to just repeat those outfits.  But I also wanted some variety, and there's so many options in my closet.....

So this week, I added some variety.  And rather than being fun, most felt frumpy.  Oh well - lots to eliminate!  Here they are:

#1 wearing today - I reverted to my FFBO formula of a buttondown with jean shorts, and like this combo.  This outfit stays.

#2 same top with jeans.  The jeans are rumpled, and maybe too big? What do you think?

#3 tried to do a sporty new formula of a knit skirt and tee.  It felt frumpy.  I think both pieces will either go or get altered (perhaps shorten the skirt into a knee-length?)

#4 If I had steamed or ironed this shirt it might have worked here - it's just a button down with boyfriend jeans, and normally this formula works for me.  I like the boyfriend jeans, I'm not sure about the top.

#5 mesh sweater with jeans that need to either change shape or go.  They'll be added to my alterations basket.

#6 I actually liked this outfit - though I wonder if flares miht have been a better jeans choice.  Both of these pieces stay.

#7 outfit combo suggested to me, and while I like the color combo, it feels to texas-tuxedo to me.  All the pieces stay, but I don't think I'll wear them like this again.

What do you think?  Are my assessments accurate?

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  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    I LOVE #6 and #7. They are great! I also love the patterned top in #1 and#2. The pants in #2 can be hemmed, especially if you're going to wear them with flats and brogues. I actually like #3 a lot. It looks like you're comfortable and this is a great casual-stylish look in my opinion. I like the length....I'm not sure it'll look good shorter.

  • carter replied 8 years ago

    #1 is my favorite! Also love the color of the sweater in #5 on you. I think 7 would have been perfect, either without a jacket or with a white denim jacket. Another great week for you!

  • replied 8 years ago

    1 is my favourite too!

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    I like #1, #6 and #7 and have some suggestions.

    On #1, what if you rolled the shorts a bit higher? One or two more rolls up? I agree the pants in #2 need to be hemmed or turned into shorts.

    #6 I'd roll the pants to just above the ankle bone. I may do this in one large roll or a couple smaller ones (I'd try both)

    Have you tried the top in #1 with the skirt in #3? Seems like it might work together, maybe with a tuck or semi-tuck?

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    Ooh - a white jacket - I agree, would have been perfect.  I'll try that next time - Thanks Carter :)

    Thanks also Maneera and Kate (so fun to see you again Kate ) :)

  • Daria replied 8 years ago

    #1 and #6 are great. #6 would actually be fantastic with heels! And I quite like both skirt outfits, too.
    Jeans in #2 look too big but it's hard to say without seeing the top.  

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Tex, for the suggestions!  I'll try them all out.  

    And Daria, the top of the pants fit great - but they are looser around the hips.  I'll play with the hem, and maybe cut them into shorts - I need a light pair of shorts, I think....

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    I agree with your assessment! 1 and 6 are best. I think that rolling some of the pants a bit more or adjusting the fit might make a big difference. It's the details that count. 

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    #1 and #6 are great!  I think the jeans in #2 are too long as others have suggested.  I like the skirt length in #3 - I think it's the birks that make it look frumpy - something sleeker and more modern might help.  To be honest, I wouldn't wear #7 either - I'm very sensitive to the Texas tuxedo look living in the southwest.  It's actually really common to wear denim on denim around here but it's usually for practical purposes like ranchers.

  • Daria replied 8 years ago

    Will the light jeans possibly work as flared crops? They might be lacking structure a bit for that though..

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    I'm not sure they would work as flared crops (nor am I sure that I'm brave enough to try that trend).  But I do think they'd work as shorts like in #1, and I'll probably try that out.  Thanks for the idea :)

  • donnat replied 8 years ago

    1 and 6 are my favorites. I like the skirt too. As texstyle suggested, try it with the top in 1.

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