No. 42

VARIATIONS, PT. III

My third and final variation of this black t-shirt dress and transitioning it into the fall is based on playing with lengths. Yes, I am layering another pant underneath the dress, but unlike the laidback  vibe of tossing some distressed skinnies on, I think layering some cropped wide-leg trousers (gauchos, culottes, whatever you wish) is unexpected, and paired with the looser dress the two create a lot of movement--this adds so much more dimension to the ensemble. Not to mention I've now found a way to transition these gaucho pants into the cooler weather, too!

When I first tried this outfit on after having brainstormed my variations, I turned to Graham and I said, "Doesn't my torso look ridiculously long?" And it's true, this outfit, being composed of one long layer over another even longer layer, flirts with proportions a little, but as soon as I added some height with these boots (a strong member of the black boot collection), I was sold. This is definitely an outfit I consider a step toward a new direction for me, but as with all things that work out, it just clicked. I love finding all these new variations in my closet.

Banana Republic coat  Gap dress  Forever 21 pants  Aldo boots  Fossil bag  Secret tights  Sonia Kashuk nail colour

How about you, friends? Any newfound inspirations in your wardrobe?

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