- Blue scarf – TJMaxx
- Pale pink top – TJMaxx
- Purple cardi – H&M
- Black capris – Younique Jeans, via TJMaxx
- Knee socks – J.Crew
- Black boots – Banana Republic
- Tan bag – Etienne Aigner
This outfit was inspired by an image in Lucky that I bookmarked during my recent flight to Europe. It struck me as very Euro chic with the black skinny jeans and the oversized scarf. So I gave it a try using my own wardrobe and paired a purple cardi (instead of a coat) with my own blue pashmina scarf and my version of black skinny jeans.
I’m actually wearing a pair of black jean capris, which I brought with me for this very purpose; I knew they could be transformed into long-seeming skinny jeans by tucking them into knee high socks and wearing them with boots. Their slim fit and 3/4 length means they don’t bunch inside the boot and with the aid of a knee sock, they’re now warm and long enough to be winter ready. (I did tuck down the one knee sock peaking out here after seeing the picture, since the knee sock is only supposed to be providing ‘behind the scenes’ service here).
I added my tan and brown Etienne Aigner bag, which is similar enough to the satchel worn by the girl in the picture in that its worn-in and aged – a welcomed hand-me-down from my mom. I actually had fun trying to recreate a look that appealed to me with as much accuracy as possible. If you’re reading this and want to play along, peruse a favorite magazine and try this challenge yourself this week or next. (And if you happen to document it, send us your inspiration picture along with your version of it for our Monthly Roundtable!) S.