So I’m about 5’1″ tall on a good day without heels on. Needless to say, borrowing my boyfriend’s clothes isn’t something I frequently do, although I’m sure he’ll tell you at times I’m the pajama bandit, but that’s totally different. Here’s one of the items in which I got to benefit from one of his mishaps. Keep reading to learn more about this story and some similar pieces to this outfit.
Thanks to a tiny ‘dry clean only’ tag that wasn’t looked at before tossing this sweater into the wash and a super awesome clothes dryer, I’m now a happy owner to a now perfectly shrunken cashmere cerulean coloured sweater.
I love menswear inspired outfits for women, so naturally I reached for tweed. To ‘dress this up’ and give this men’s sweater a girlier feel I opted for shorts. The top of the shorts gives the sweater something good to transition and blend with but the fact that they’re shorts allow for a more ‘polished’ and ‘strong’ feminine look. To elongate my legs and keep this look classy (that and it was still a little chilly out) I threw on a pair of black opaque tights. My sister turned me to Target’s Merona Premium Opaque Tights. They’re super stretchy, super soft, super opaque, and are thick enough they won’t rip or run easily.
To keep with the idea of making my legs appear longer, I opted for black heels. These spiked Pigalle’s were my 30th splurge. Threw on some accessories and topped it all off with this lambskin bomber jacket by Diesel that I purchased a few years back and decided to bring out of my closet again.
The thing that drew me to this jacket was the metal chain detailing hidden under the top layer of leather that runs along the sides of the zipper. The fine silver chain detailing on the shoulders was just a plus.
Below are some pieces that are similar to the ones I wore in this outfit.
$330 – zalando.co.uk
$140 – theoutnet.com
$13 – debenhams.com