Mum-on-the-go Sheree Morrison (35) lives in New York, and uses her blog It’s Not That Deep as an outlet for her passion for fashion. Her style is trendy, daring and fashionable. Rocker chic mixed with feminine elements, as proven by her love for bright pink, fun lipstick and refined footwear.
“I feel as though my style has evolved as I have evolved as a person. My style is a total representation of who I am. Your individual style takes time and a lot of back and forth to achieve. Five years ago I would buy items, go home, try it on and say “what was I thinking”. I never do that anymore because I have really pinpointed what feels like me. I am pretty much urban and edgy but with a bit of femininity thrown in. I like a mix, a balance. If there is a feminine piece that I fall in love with I know immediately I want to dress it down or edge it up.”
Leave it to our blogger to think of layering a leather tank under a simple white tee. It helped her feel more like herself in this vintage floral jacket that has an almost abstract Jackson Pollock quality to it. Pairing feminine pieces with tougher looking items is signature Sheree, and it’s present in almost all of her outfits. Simple black and white is such a strong combination in itself, here the yellow floral pattern enhances that graphic strength even more. Tucking straight leg pants into trendy tall boots repeats the black and white layers on on top, where the longer tank keeps the proportions balanced. A black tote with chunky gold chain handles is the perfect finishing touch.
Sheree made this vintage dress with arty bright-coloured print her own by cutting off the sleeves to modernize it. For this particular look she also added a poofy skirt as an underlayer, giving the frock some fullness. To better fit her rocker chic style persona, she’s paired the Summer dress with a black leather jacket and fashion-forward open-toed ankle boots. Her favourite shade of hot pink lipstick adds a girly touch, a simple silver cuff some urban sleekness.
Sheree found this beautiful light blue textured coat in a consignment store. She really has an eye for spotting this type of one-of-a-kind piece. The at-the-knee length in combination with the flares give this outfit a slight ’70s feel, yet the coat itself is a timeless piece. The cropped top, a big trend for Spring/Summer 2014, and the on-trend big scarf bring it straight into “modern with a big dose of Sheree flair” territory. The high waistband on the roomy trousers, the long sleeves on the top, and the coat as a second layer together offset the subtle midriff exposure. The fuchsia scarf and yellow detail of the clutch add vibrancy and depth to the wonderful blue colour palette.
Casual plaid turned edgy by pairing it with an interesting mixed-media skirt and eye-catching ankle strap open-heeled flats. Sheree is cleverly using the semi-tuck to create an “echoed symmetry” effect. The plaid shirt is left open and layered over a thin white T-shirt. On the untucked side, these two items form a flap that echoes the sharp edge of the lower hanging part of the asymmetric skirt. Fashionably daring and very rock ‘n’ roll. The long drop earrings and bright pink blazer counteract the boyishness of the plaid. You’ll see it make another appearance below. Don’t you just love it that Sheree wears hot pink year round! The urban rocker vibe is continued with the addition of a black backpack that’s very practical for this Mum-on-the go.
Simplicity at its best. This one is all about the silhouette and shapes, proving that an outfit consisting of only neutrals and few layers can still be interesting and impactful. The pants look like a hybrid of harem and track pants –the boutique owner thought they might actually be vintage ski pants. With a showpiece like this, you don’t need extra bells and whistles. Sheree kept it simple by tucking in a collarless white blouse with mesh detailing for some textural interest. She topped it off with a structured mixed-media coat that adds casual chic. Ladylike pointy-toed pumps echo the colour of the top. Simple silver jewellery and modern red clutch finish off the look.
Oh, how I covet these Emilio Pucci pumps! I love it that Sheree regularly wears low-heeled footwear, and these patterned pink babies are so deliciously modern mod. Our blogger is a master at playing up the juxtaposition between her rocker side and love for all things feminine. The torn jeans and RATE hair read grunge, while the tailored bright pink blazer, pink lippie and shoes bring in the girly. She is wearing the same top as above, but this time left it untucked to accentuate the high-low hemline. Together with the studded minaudière it adds another dose of rocker nonchalance, which is kept in check by the structured, happy-coloured blazer.
Let us know in the comments what you think about Sheree’s fashionable rocker chic style. Then hop on over to her blog to check out the rest of her outfits, or browse her pinboards for further inspiration.