I stumbled across this smart casual outfit and much enjoyed the remix of trendy and classic items, and the edge that the model brings with her asymmetrical hairstyle and body art. Bonus that the outfit formula is shown with both a neutral and a non-neutral top.
The formula combines a pair of trendy jeans with a classic blouse and statement pumps. The model wears on-trend denim culottes in the first outfit, and cropped flares in the second. The blouse is a classic shell with fluttered flounce detailing on the sleeves. The shell is semi-tucked to create a bit of waist definition and lengthen the leg line from the hips upward. The statement zebra pumps — a trendy classic in itself — add a playful and dressy touch. Lovely make-up, some jewellery, and immaculate nail polish add fab polish to the look.
To my eye, a complement of sorts is created with the model’s salt and pepper hair, her body art, and the zebra pumps. The similar colour palette and texture between the three things pulls the look together beautifully. The shoes bookend the model’s hair, which further pull together the outfit. The body art on the model’s arms give the impression of “lace sleeves”, creating another interesting effect.
This might inspire you to pull together a similar look, YOUR WAY. For example, I’m all over both pairs of jeans and have them in my wardrobe, but I don’t wear pumps or sleeveless tops. So I’ll sub those items with a pretty and soft sleeved blouse or cropped top, and dressy ballet flats. I’ll have the edgy short hair covered once we can go to hair salons again!