Monday, November 5, 2012

Inspiration Monday

I am trying to get back on track with my blogging.
Today is Inspiration Monday over on Two Birds.
Our Inspiration photo is of the lovely Lauren Conrad.
She is always dressed very hip and cool.
This outfit is the epitome of Hollywood casual in my opinion.
I went with black jeans instead of black leggings since my sweater was not as oversized as Lauren.
Why? 
 Let's say it all together girls....
Leggings are NOT pants! 
 If the top doesn't cover the bum, don't wear the leggings!
Crazy coincidence here: 
my sweater is actually a Lauren Conrad sweater from
 her Kohl's collection.
 This look is a great look that anyone can emulate and pull off.  Don't be scared to mix the black jeans with the brown boots.
  Mixing black and brown gives an elevated look to any outfit.

Is this look a go to look for you?

sweater-Lauren Conrad via Khol's
jeans-White House/Black Market
boots-Nine West
scarf-???
sunnies-Steve Madden
watch-ICE

22 comments:

Style Journey said...

I totally agree about wearing legggings as pants (WLAP), cover the bum! Love your sweater and pretty colored scarf. Heather

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look really cool in this...wear it often!

pastcaring said...

No to leggings as trousers, especially if they are really thin and virtually see-through, yuk!
Your look with the jeans and great boots is much better, I think. But then I always think the bloggers do it better than the celeb (I don't even know who she is -I know, celebrity culture just passes me by...!) xxx

two birds said...

i love this sweater on you! and i love the pale blue scarf...so pretty!

Carrie said...

Those boots are beautiful! I'm always afraid of mixing black and brown but you make it look so easy, I might have to give it a try soon ... :)

Chelsea Oliver said...

Lauren makes everything look so effortless! Good job recreating her look.

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

great recreation, love those boots!

Leslie said...

Lol! Yep.. if it doesn't cover properly..

Great look brett!

Jeannie@gracefully50 said...

Great outfit! I wear this look all the time!

Coffee and Cardigans said...

I love your take on the inspiration shot! I agree that the combination would be an easy one to recreate from any wardrobe. Love that you mixed black and brown - one of my favorite "rules" to break!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

The Closet Shopper said...

Nice job. I love LC's style.

xo,
Tracy

Renae said...

Brett! That is a great ensemble and smart, too. (I mean to not wear the leggings with your short sweater). And ...coincidence on the LC sweater! COOL!

Once again I went with the bracelet version. But did you see my new shoes? Check them out, friend!

J9 STYLE said...

Love LC and her style and I think you did a great job. And I agree- leggings are NOT pants!

Shea Sayers said...

Yep, I'm with you and the crowd here, leggings are not pants! I love your recreation of the look--your scarf is such a pretty shade of purple and those boots are awesome!

Rebecca said...

Leggings are never pants, but skinny jeans look great. Love your outfit and the pop of soft color in the scarf!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

So true - I hate when people wear legging and their bum is hanging out! :) Love the brown & black mix!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I'm all about letting go of fashion rules & making your own! I wore black and brown last week and felt so chic! Leggings as pants, depends on the person and the leggings (can't believe I'm saying that- eeek!) Love the colour of the sweater and scarf,

Alex Elizabeth said...

She also has amazingly impeccable makeup and seems like a genuinely nice person.

Yes, leggings are not pants! Especially when they're too small and end up sheer in some parts-- this happens in New York all the time. Does not look good.

Marla said...

I love that casual look.

Teddi said...

i laughed about the "girls. Leggings are NOT pants!" of course i wear brown and black together. funny about that being a lauren conrad sweater. ;)

Dawn said...

I love her clothing and your sweater proves why. She just gets it. Great boots and another fab but casual outfit. dawn suitcase vignettes xo Hope your dad is doing better.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

PREACH! Saw so many sheer leggings with butts exposed this fall... I don't know why this keeps happening every fall. LC's outfit is similar to what I wear on the plane. I like to layer because it's always freezing cold on the plane so I bring an oversized scarf to be my blanket. Also leggings are more comfortable to sit in for 6 hours than jeans.

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