WIW: Slouchy Black and Sparkly Blue

More trousers today thanks to the cold - I popped on my black slouchy trousers to start off the outfit and then added my dark ink blue sparkly top that DS gave me for Christmas. It's a hi-low hem and is the perfect shape and length for a semi tuck. I've added a simple black leather belt with gunmetal buckle and my black wedge booties. For jewelry, just a ring for each hand and my handbag for the day is my yellowy-cobalt snakeskin clutch.

I love the simplicity, comfort and cozy factor of this outfit. What do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Sweater: Laura Petite
Trousers: Lord & Taylor
Booties: Blowfish
Clutch: Trouve

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  • replied 7 years ago

    Looks great! Love the semi tuck and the blue and black together!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Love that top on you! I think this would be fun with your blue booties too, unless I am crazy and you don't have blue booties. Anyway, you look fab!

  • Archer replied 7 years ago

    A very slick finished look - really nice. The bag is gorgeous.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous Shannon - the bag really makes it a WOW. We must be on the same wavelength since I'm in black and ink blue today too. Not nearly as chic as you though.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Looks great and comfortable too. This top seems ideal to wear with slouchy pants. I'm taking notes.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Lovely to see that top again. You have a chic and cosy outfit, finished off with a pop of colour. Fab.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Love the daytime sparkle and the combo of navy and blue. I also like the slender arms of the slouchy blouse -- sometimes the arm and shoulder line in oversized sweaters can take the look from slouchy to sloppy. This was is Goldilocks (which means just right).

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Lovely subtle sparkle and i am glad you specified the color as blue since it is hard to tell in the photo. Blue + black = excellent! Also the clutch is fantastic!

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    I always love blue and black! The sparkle in the top is fab, just adds some flair. You look great, as always!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I like the sparkley top and black slouchy trousers together. You look warm and stylish!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You are Urban Prince-ing it big time at the moment! A very sophisticated palette.


  • replied 7 years ago

    I love the simple silhouette too! And the cozy factor is so important. I like that you have plenty or sparkle (the sweater) and pizzazz (the clutch) even though you're nice and warm. Fabulous and modern too with the hi-lo top and slouchy trousers!

  • Tina.b replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, you look so sleek and sophisticated here. The sparkle is something I really enjoy for daytime, particularly when it is done in such a subdued palette (especially blue and black, my fav).

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your lovely comments - blue and black is quickly becoming a favourite colour combination.

    Although I had to laugh because a patient just said to me "oh no...did you try that top on in poor lighting because it's navy and not black. It doesn't match your pants" - lol!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Hahah! Oh, I needed a laugh today, Shannon! Thanks!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    You nailed it again. The subtle sparkle in this outfit really elevates this look from awesome to stellar. Simple and so fab!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Yes, beautiful colors & touch of sparkle, & the bag color & texture really set it off!


  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Those trousers are Fab Shannon!
    Giving me ideas for my Winter shopping list too.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Very stylish - love navy & black together.

  • Krista replied 7 years ago

    Love love love! I just might borrow this idea for tomorrow since we are sweater twins!

  • Kyle replied 7 years ago

    You had me at the blue/black combo, Shannon. But your execution is spot on. The slouch. The semi-tuck. AND the sparkles. The sparkles push it over the top, yet it is still completely daytime appropriate.

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Perfect! You look relaxed and sophisticated and I love the clutch, I want one!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Gloriously sparkly moody :D How long is the hem in back? If it's a good bit longer than the front, I bet it'd work well sans semi tuck for a different type of look. I think the navy and black together looks fab, and your patient's comment makes me giggle (especially the "oh no" because I read it in a suuuuper feathery, drawn-out voice ^^ ).

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Hehe, you navy-and-black-mixing rebel, you. I love this; so moody and mysterious.

  • MsLuna replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, the booties are so so so super cute! :)

    And I'm going to try and steal that "semi-tuck" idea from you. From what I remember you said you had apple tendencies as well, right? Perhaps that might work on me!

    You also rock the slouch. A LOT!

    Overall - you look fabulous! Thanks for constantly inspiring us with your outfits!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Oooh, almost black - love it! I've realized one reason I love a curved hi-low hem is that it imitates the half-tuck if left out, or can be half-tucked more as needed. FAB.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Aida - hey there! So nice of you to pop in. Welcome back! Yes, the back is a good bit longer in the back and the sweater works well untucked too. But here's the issue - I have to wear a belt with these trousers or they fall off and I find the sweater left untucked looks weird with the belt buckle bump (that's alotta "b"s!) underneath. Any suggestions?

    Rae - ha! Me as a rebel? Too funny...

    Una - I have become a huge convert to the hi-low hemline. It's nothing short of brilliant for exactly the reasons you've stated.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Oh I hear you on the belt buckle bump! In my case due to swayback, it's ALWAYS an issue. I have a belt made of flat metal discs which lies VERY flatly against my pants that I use for those days (basically any day you see me in my flared jeans and no tuck? that belt is holding the pants up). I couldn't find a good photo of my belt since I don't really wear it on its own, but you can see it peeking out from under my vest in this old art challenge outfit here in #1; and a good close up on the right side. I like to let the chain dangle down, too :) Also an example of the belt in action in photo #2; you can see it doesn't show at all under that body-con sweater dress! I got mine at Target a couple years ago, but I am sure you could find something similar now that spring/summer stuff is hitting the stores.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Aida - thanks so much for the info! That's exactly what I need.

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    What a nice outfit! I have seen this top before on you and it is always still stunning. I like everything you did here, exactly the way you did it. But for interest and also to really drive your "black and blue" point home, may I suggest a black accessory near your neck such as a black necklace or scarf... or a black jacket, or even just black earrings, if you wear those.
    You look terrific.

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