WIW: Slouchy, purple & a pinch of animal

I have one of those physical kind of days at work today - running around with some lifting and packing, so comfort is key. I started with my black slouchy trousers and added my dark purple v-neck merino wool sweater. For comfy footwear, I'm wearing my Doc Marcie boots. Then for a bit of pattern and a wee bit more colour, I've added my animal print belt. My handbag today is a grey faux snakeskin day clutch. For outwear, I'm wearing a large houndstooth print, cropped swing jacket in light pink, cream and charcoal. Jewelry is my gold oversized watch and a ring.

What do you think? All work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Sweater: Gap
Trousers: Lord & Taylor
Belt: Streets Ahead
Boots: Doc Martens Marcies
Jacket: Nygard
Watch and ring: thrifted

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  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    Comfortable, but still just as chic as can be, Shannon!
    I love those slouchy pants, and with that great houndstooth jacket and clutch you are just too fab for words!

  • Preppy Pear replied 7 years ago

    Such a great jacket on you, Shannon! You have such a great style - you are so fashionable but you wear the trends, the trends don't wear you. I love your slouchies, your pattern mixing, and your confidence!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Your outfit looks like a perfect choice for your day do that you will be able to move and bend. You look cute and ready for anything. But that jacket really kicks up the style. I love it on you!

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    Looks great! I love the houndstooth jacket.

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Perfect! Not only comfy and appropiate for that day, but stylish and trendy too!

  • glam on the inside replied 7 years ago

    You look great! I really like your specs too.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    So much to love about this outfit - slouchy pants perfection, snakeskin clutch, purple, houndstooth! So fab!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I love the slouchy pants and the purple sweater! I recently thrifted a similar sweater in a similar color and I can't wait for the weather to cool down more so I can wear it. I'm definitely a "wear it now" sort of person and it's killing me that it's too warm to wear my new finds (I bought three sweaters and a dress that needs tights and boots to be work appropriate). I'll just have to live vicariously through you.

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    The jacket is so interesting, and everything else is as usual very well planned and executed. I wouldn't change a thing. You look perfectly dressed for your tasks today, and I want that jacket!

  • modgrl replied 7 years ago

    Oh my, love, it's retro modern and fab :)

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Those slouchy pants are comfy, aren't they? And so fun! Love with the sweater!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    I have always thought that the swing jacket is one of the hardest shapes to wear well but you have definitely pulled it off successfully.

  • replied 7 years ago

    The jacket, the jacket! *swoon* Just perfect on you. And only you could wear a three inch heel on a day you need to be comfortable. I'm not worthy!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    Such fashion chutzpa from our Shannon each and every day.

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Another fab outfit, Shannon! Love that jacket.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Excellent choice for your day, Shannon. I love this deep purple --- it's such a grown, up but saturated color. The belt gives the interest to the solid fabrics and the jacket is stunning!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thank you for comments all!

    I actually thrifted this Nygard houndstooth jacket last fall and never wore it until now. I think I was unsure if it worked on me so I appreciate your comments that it looks ok.

    Claire - I definitely couldn't run around in normal three inch heels, like a pump, but somehow the Doc Marcies don't feel that high. I think they're "magic" boots - lol!

    Angie - :)

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, really like the houndstooth jacket.

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