Remember the inspiration post I shared a while ago? This post is an amalgamation of everything from that post that I just couldn't get my mind away from. Also it's always a good moment when you realise you can recreate something you have seen and loved with everything you have in your wardrobe already - it's something I hope to show you guys how to do more and more too, rather than constantly feeling like you have to go out and buy new things to create the looks you love.
The main inspiration behind the look was things not fitting quite right, creating something interesting despite it being just jeans and a t-shirt. The too tight top, worn braless with some gold necklaces just like Steffy Argelich in this photo here is definitely a slightly bold look (not one to go for after a large meal, to say the least). I love it, because it has a certain sexiness without showing too much skin. And that of course needs to be balanced out by something totally not sexy - these oversized Levi's which are literally about five sizes too big. I often wear them belted (as you saw the other day), but after swooning over this image for a fair few hours, I decided to try pinning them together. I love how it looks, it makes the fit even more awkward because you get a fold in the fabric, and the jeans sit on your hips in a majorly early 2000s way. It isn't the most practical - the denim on Levi's is bloody thick and heavy so any sudden movements did send the safety pin flying, so maybe I will reserve this look for posing for photos.
So it's essentially just jeans and a t-shirt made all the more interesting by some interesting proportions. To keep things feeling a little more within my comfort zone, I of course went with a longline blazer. For me, whenever I am wearing a tight top, I always have to have some outerwear I feel super comfortable in with me. It means it's going to take things back a notch from being out-there for my personal style, keeping it as something I feel confident in. I wore it on my shoulders a little, and with my arms through properly, and it also provided some warmth on what was actually a pretty chilly LA evening. I would definitely go for this look at home too, of course under many many more layers, one of which would need to be faux fur too!
Let me know your thoughts on this look - is it something you would ever go for?! Do you think it's just too unflattering, or actually works because of it? And of course let me know if you want to see a little more about how I take things from inspiration to my own day to day looks, and how you can do the same.