February 1, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Switch Up







































I had a meeting to attend yesterday and was feeling zero creativity. Thankfully, I had this lil' outfit recipe saved to my desktop and was able to put together a similar outfit in a flash. I tried the black shirt but it was way too harsh of a contrast, most likely because my necklace hangs down a lot farther than hers. I started going through my closet for shirt alternatives, and ultimately settled on a quirky printed top, which felt like a win and put a smile on my face. :-) Red pants have definitely become a staple for me lately, but I'm dying to know - are you rocking red pants yet?!

Inspiration photo: Arden B
Jacket: Banana Republic, $35
Shirt: LOFT, $20
Pants: Gap, $20
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17
Purse: Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx, $120
Ring: My Stella & Dot website, $49
Necklace: c/o Shop It LA, $38


1. Bebe red pants, $65.99
2. Charlotte Russe red jeans, $29.99
3. American Eagle red jeans, $44.50

25 comments:

  1. I want a pair of red jeans BADLY! This is a fabulous outfit!

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  2. I have red pants and I wear them ALL the time!! They are my go to item in the closet.

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  3. StylefromthesticksFebruary 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Love them!  Had them for a few years now and wish I had skinnies instead!  Mine are just a straight fit.  Post me some colbolt blue jean ideas!

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  4. I like your look better than the inspiration's. I am still looking for the perfect red pants. I really want a pair.

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  5. I love this look! Funny that you ask about the red pants. I never owned a pair of red pants till I found your blog. My sister would tell me that its not flattering blah blah blah. After I saved a few of your pics. I went ahead and purchased them. They looks fabulous!Your ideas and examples have made me think out of the bubble. I actually just bought an orange burnt color pair. Hoping you will come up with something in that color palette. Thanks for inspiring me always!

    ~Nina

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  6. Love the look!  I bought that necklace last week and I can't wait to think of more creative colours to pair it with :)  Have you ever done a post about different colour combinations? Just bought a cobalt silk top from Zara and can't wait to pair it with mustard, emerald or hot pink flats in the spring :) 

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  7. Love your blog J, consistently inspiring me to dress out of my comfort zone!
    I have a question though; all the photos and the way you wear them show the length to be very tailored or even above the ankle. I'm a super shorty and my red skinnies have quite a bit of slouch at the ankle. Do you recommend me having them tailored or is it okay to wear them with some bunching? Thanks!!

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  8. I seriously need red pants...love your outfit!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this.. the color scheme is so cool and unexpected.  I am definitely looking forward to rocking some red jeans really soon!!!

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  10. Love your look today J! I have that top from LOFT too!!! Now I need some red pants!!!

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  11. Thank you Lollie! Some bunching is okay, but I also cuff mine a lot. For example, you can see it in this look: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=329442367081506&set=a.324855397540203.100240.120030604689351&type=3&theater I love cuffing b/c you can get it to be that perfect length with any shoe! And if it's a boot or bootie, I just tuck the jeans into them. 

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  12. Thanks Melissa! You are a mind reader b/c I'm planning a post on different color combos soon. I've had this necklace since this summer though and have posted at least 10-15 outfits with it. Check out my Facebook photo albums (there are 4 - "J's Everyday Outfits") if you want to scroll through quickly and get some more ideas! :-) http://www.facebook.com/jseverydayfashion

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  13. Love it Nina! So glad you decided to go for it. :-)

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  14. PrettyDarkGirlStyleFebruary 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Great look, I prefer yours to the inspiration look, great colors and styling!

    Toni

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  15. Love it!  Both your look and the inspiration photo!  I'm loving all the colored jeans and cords out there now and am looking for a good pair at a great price!  Looking for nude pumps and some blazers too.  Shopping on a budget takes patients!

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  16. Totally craving a pair of red pants! Or possibly orange :) Your outfit came together really nicely! Great repetition of color throughout. 

    Cable Car Couture

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  17. love the red denim!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com 

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  18. i started wearing red pants when i saw the nice outfits you made with them!, and now i really cant imagine not wearing them. you should have seen my friends's reaction the first time i wore them. they were super shocked..... but it was so funny!
    i have a blog too and i try to upload cheap but chic outfits.visit and follow me 
    http://thechicandcheapblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. I have red skinny jeans like yours, and a pair of red trousers for work.  I'm loving the color!  You made the right call on the shirt.  I find that black paired with red can be a bit harsh.  I prefer to pair the red jeans with cream, taupe, ivory, caramel, etc. 

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  20. Just bought my first pair today at TJ Maxx.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I love those pants!!!!

    I was at the Loft today and saw the mustard cords you like. They are sweet!

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  22. I don't have any yet but I really REALLY want some!x

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  23. And it looks great! :) Thanks for the tips, J!

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  24. Ditto the previous comment, I never would've been bold enough to try red jeans but saw your post awhile back about yours and kept thinking about it and finally bought the AE pair you mentioned a couple weeks ago.  They fit great and are really comfortable!  I also love the pink pairing you did with them, I'll need to try that too. 

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  25. Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is  my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

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