WIW: Editors, new tank & leather

Good morning everyone!

Today is the debut of two new items - the Express Editor trousers (back from hemming) I bought off of eBay and a jersey abstract print tank.

I can see why so many of Angie's clients love these Editor trousers - the fabric is substantial, the fit and rise perfect and the drape lovely. Many shorter women would probably find the legs too wide but I don't mind that at all. I like the way they move when I move and I find a wider leg trouser can help to balance out my wider hips.

I added an abstract print drapey tank that I found on the weekend at Laura Petites that has black, cream, yellow, and taupe in it. Love the colours and it will work with many of my bottoms. It also has substantially wide shoulder straps so won't have any issues wearing it without a topper when the summer heat arrives.

On top of that I added my light cream (not quite white) leather jacket and for footwear, my three-tone patent leather oxfords which have the same colours in them as in the tank. For my handbag, I'm using my yellow leather clutch.

I feel classic and modern in this outfit and am pleased with how it all works together.  I can tell all three of these pieces will be workhorses for me. What do you think of this outfit and its components? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Leather jacket: Danier Leather
Tank: Laura Petite
Trousers: Express Editors (eBay)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Clutch: Gap
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  • O replied 6 years ago
    OK, I seriously need to get that crash helmet!

    Gorgeous, gorgeous.... fresh, beautiful, so interesting...
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Shannon this is just lovely. I am fascinated by those editor trousers;). Your jacket looks amazing. I bet you feel on top of the world today:)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Lovely! Great find in the trousers!

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago
    Love everything! Great pairing of colors and all pieces that are just lovely on their own come together in the perfect way.
  • replied 6 years ago
    Lovely fresh colours, YLF!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Looking at these pics, I don't think the trousers are PPL with these shoes, even though these are the ones I was wearing when Wonder Woman pinned them. I think I'll ask her to let the hem down 1/2 inch (she always leaves a full inch seam allowance). Or is it just the way I'm standing?
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    You are beautifully color coordinated and I love the cream jacket on you. I did not notice the PPL issue at first glance but after I read your comment I went back and looked and sort of saw what is bothering you. I think you need to take another look in real life. Certainly did not mar a great impression though!
  • Suz replied 6 years ago
    Can't advise on PPL but I do know my own wide leg trousers drive me batty....I think they're okay, and they I see myself walking and think they are too short. 

    Love this outfit! It looks fantastic and completely fresh. You have a gift for picking up just the right pieces to complete new capsules. Shopping instincts and karma borne of long practice, I guess. 
  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago
    I think this outfit looks great on you.  I love the color combination of the yellow, black and white.  Very fresh and modern.  Maybe the pants are just sitting higher on your hips?  I find my hem lengths can change even just as the day goes on depending on where my pants are sitting on my waist.   
  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    Perfectly modern and no non-sense in every way. So glad you like the Editors!
  • deb replied 6 years ago
    The trousers look so good on you. I also like the swing of fluid pants when I walk.
  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago
    K2K! :-)
  • Thistle replied 6 years ago
    Gorgeous!!  I love the citron/neon yellow with this, and the top with the jacket are simply perfect. The Killer rating was completely deserved  :)
  • Sona replied 6 years ago
    loving the top you picked up. I have a bcbg max azria dress on its way to me in similar colors/pattern. looks great styled! one more topper for your closet! Yesssssssssssssssssssss....
  • Kristin SF replied 6 years ago
    So chic. Love the pop of yellow with your clutch (Gap!) and I am just loving your leather jacket. Wonderful.

    The length of your pants looks just fine to me. It's hard to see without a back view but from the front, it looks fine.
  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago
    What a super way to combine lighter colors with basic black trousers--that's something I'm really trying to do more of for trans-seasonal wear. You have a master touch for linking parts of the outfit together.
  • rachylou replied 6 years ago
    How awesome is that tank? It goes beautifully.
  • MsMary replied 6 years ago
    FANTASTIC!!  Love everything about this chic ensemble!
  • annagybe replied 6 years ago
  • Inge replied 6 years ago
    Both the tank and trousers are winners, Shannon. And what a fresh and stylish outfit. Love the yellow and white with the black!
  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago
  • JulieJohn replied 6 years ago
    Another winner! I love those trousers on you, the length looks fine to me. The wide legs are just perfect, a stylish silhouette.
  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    You had to get that top to go with the shoes. It's such a fun pairing. Love the jacket. Love the outfit on you.

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago
    You are killing me, Shannon! Really, this it a pure perfection in everything-  color, texture, shape...you are on the style roll for sure!
  • Vicki replied 6 years ago
    Perfection, Shannon, and kudos on your score!  I love this color combination on you and with the leather jacket, shoes and bag, it takes this modern classic to a whole new level!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    So sorry I didn't get back on the forum last night to thank you all for your lovely comments about this outfit.

    Thank you so much :)
  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    The jacket and clutch just catapult the blouse into spring/summer. This is amazing Shannon -- slam dunk!

  • replied 6 years ago
    OMG you are killing me with your modern fabness! I love that top with the clutch. The Editors were made for you! That jacket! *swoon*
  • Karie replied 6 years ago
    Very pretty! I love the colors in your outfit. Your oxfords are fantastic, and the color of your clutch is beautiful!
  • citygirldc replied 6 years ago
    I love the whole ensemle. time to start copying the fashionista.

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