WIW: Snakeskin & Red

Good morning my lovelies :)

Since I brought back this red blazer into rotation (thanks for the inspiration Amy!), I've wanted to try the pairing of snakeskin with red. I love animal print with red so why not try another critter, right?

I started the outfit with my bootcut jeans and added my snakeskin belt. Then I chose a plain white tee (I'm still on the hunt for my perfect white slightly slouchy tee but this one is a decent placeholder) and topped it with my red blazer worn with scrunched sleeves.

I chose my red booties to bookend the blazer and my snakeskin handbag to bookend the belt and play up the snakeskin in the outfit. A gold watch and my gold wedding band, plus a swipe of red lipstick, finishes off the outfit.

I really like this for a casual Friday look - do you think it all works together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer & tee: Gap
Jeans: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Olsen Europe
Handbag; Elliott Lucca
Boots: Sam Edelman

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  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    This red is a very happy color and it suits you so well, Shannon: you rock brights with the best of them.
    Love the red and snakeskin together, great Friday outfit!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Great bright red to wake me up - and after a late thankgiving/chanukah feast I need it!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I am glad you've kept the blazer! It looks so happy and cheery.

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    That is such a simple elegant outfit. I just love the red.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous, Shannon, and I am so jealous of your belt. I want one just like it and cannot find for the life of me. Gah. 

  • MuseumGal replied 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous handbag and the red is perfect with it.  YLF!

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    The red blazer looks great on you with the simple tee and jeans.  I like how the snakeskin adds interest to the outfit.

  • JG replied 6 years ago

    You do casual Friday with style!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Sveta & Ceit - the red is definitely cheery isn't it? It's nice to have a bright color to grab on a cloudy day.

    Shevia - I bet you had a wonderful feast and Happy Chanukah!

    Suz - this belt was a fab Value Village find if you can believe it. It was in their locked glass case (where they keep the "good" stuff) and was pricey by VV standards ($20 as I recall) but it's real leather and just perfect in so many ways.

    Thanks for chiming in donnat, MuseumGal, Sara and JG :)

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    I'm really liking your new pants favoring looks!  

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    Fab! Those jeans are super flattering on you. Love the red + snakeskin combo. 

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Oh my word - look how thin you look!  And the outfit is stellar too!

  • Alexandra replied 6 years ago

    Very cheerful and stylish! I love it.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    I love this!  I would totally copy it from head to toe.  (And you know I can... ;) )

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    OMG, this is so perfect, I can't...I can't!
    I think you are getting to the point of " nirvana", seriously. I no longer see the clothes first, I just see YOU. That is my personal goal and I have an admiration for people, who achieve that, IMO.
    Lovely, just lovely.

  • AviaMariah replied 6 years ago

    It all looks great and you look 6 feet tall!

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Love the red with the snakeskin. I think it's a cool/unexpected way to echo the white tee in other areas of the outfit. I absolutely adore this look. It definitely appeals to my modern classic sensibility.

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    It is very pretty, what a nice combination.

  • karymk replied 6 years ago

    Simple outfit but interesting and cheerful. Those jeans, swoon.... You will get an even longer leg line if you swap out the light belt for a darker animal print. But I know you know that! 

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Great casual chic. I wouldn't have thought you could mix the reds, but since they're apart, and different materials, it works.
    I like the reptile prints to bridge the light and dark, as you did.

  • Debra replied 6 years ago

    Love this :) so simple and stylish. Great casual Friday outfit :)

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    You had me at snakeskin. You look fantastic in red & I love the whole outfit. I agree with Zap I'm seeing you first too :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    "Thin" and "tall" - WOW! It's a magical outfit - lol!

    Of the jeans I own, I would have to say that these bootcut ones are the most traditionally figure flattering. In fact, I'm thinking my next pair of work trousers might be bootcut.

    MaryK - I totally know you could - lol!

    karymk - so true that a darker animal print belt would make my legs look longer but to be honest, leg lengthening isn't always a priority for me.

    Zap and Caro - I'm very intrigued by your comment about seeing "me" instead of the clothes. May I ask you to explain this a bit more? Is it because this outfit is a bit more classic and simple so doesn't stand out as much? Or is it something else? I'm just really, really curious...and flattered :)

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    You look amazing in red! You have also given me some inspiration and I will be copying this look very soon - like tomorrow :)

  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    I needed to see this happy combo!

    Dark days an snow here. DH and I go to work in the dark, and come home in the dark.. Wore cobalt trousers and striped mariner for colour on casual Friday. Can't get good pics in the low light!

    Your post makes ME happy! Glad to see you are out of the boot!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I just want to know how you come up with great combos time and again!

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    Well, I am not sure if Caro and I are on the same wavelength but I can explain what it means to me. My concept of "seeing the person first", is something I noticed a while back, on people whose styles wowed me. I don't think it has anything to do with a particular type of clothing, i.e. Modern Classic, avant garde etc, but more to a sense of effortlessness, ease and symbiosis between the clothes and the wearer. It is almost as if the person is in control of the outfit, not the other way around. I see this "phenomena" in people like Giovanna Battaglia, Gwen Stephani and our Angie.

    ETA: I think this is the Flavia phenomena. Ornella is awesome.

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit.  You're style has really shifted this season and it has been fun to watch.  You have a knack for selecting flattering colors for the toppers and interesting details and textures for your accessories.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Your smile, your glow wearing that shade of red, the touch of snake all make me happy.

  • citygirldc replied 6 years ago

    Gosh nabit. You look good. That whole outfit and those jeans are soooo flattering.  

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    This outfit is really on the money.

  • LoveSarahDub replied 6 years ago

    I adore every bit of this! That bag is KILLER! I always forget how much I love snakeskin and you have just reminded me of its fabulous-ness! And what a great thought pairing it with red! Love!

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Looking so pretty!  I like you in red.

  • Vickie KY replied 6 years ago

    Great outfit. I love a red jacket with jeans and the pairing of animal is perfect.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, you are a bundle of killer style no matter what. Really. You own your look. Glad you kept the bright blazer too. 

    (Thanks, Zap).

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    My kind of outfit. Sleek and sharp. It's great!

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    Wow, you are radiant in red! And like Day Vies, I saw the snakeskin working with the white--working with your skin--it's all so good! I too have been thinking about the idea of seeing the person first. I agree that it's not about a particular style or contrast level, but how those things work with your appearance and probably your personal energy. Something to shoot for!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    My apologies for not getting back to my thread until now - crazy busy weekend.

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I felt quite fab in this outfit and am learning that if I have good proportions and good fit in the outfit, I'm a happy gal!

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