Blazer: Zara, Peplum Top: Zara, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Sunglasses: Edward Beiner, Belt: Forever 21, Necklace: H&M
This is officially my favorite color combination of the moment. I’d love to say that I just dreamt up this color combo and knew it would be perfection. But, the truth is, this was just one of those lucky accidents. I wore these jeans on one of my random Zara expeditions, tried on this jacket in-store, and was struck by the unexpected beauty of the neon and pastel mix. Isn’t it funny how some of your favorite things can be the things you put the least thought into?
The fact that I am wearing three trends in one outfit is also pretty funny. Not too long ago, I avoided trends like the plague. After I finished law school, I started a mad-hunt for "big-girl" clothes in an effort to look “chic”. I bought tons of magazines, read tons of articles, and ended up with the idea that looking chic meant staying away from all things trendy. So, I purchased large amounts of classic pieces in practical colors and mixed and matched them to death. Though these pieces looked great together and many of them turned into wardrobe staples, there was still something missing.
After many months of my self-imposed ban on trends, I finally figured out that what was missing was – well, me. I wasn’t giving myself the freedom to make my own rules and formulate my own definition of chic. For me, chic is great fitting pieces, in classic silhouettes, with unique details. And, this three-trend outfit is pretty doggone chic in my book :).
I'd love to hear your definiton of "chic".