As you probably know by now I like a good opposites attract mashup. So when Mr. T and I were strolling about in Charleston recently I took this look to the streets for a walkabout. Charleston is usually warm this time of year but the weather was playing tricks on us. Cool, but humid breezes had me frustrated and a hair up vs hair down battle ensued. “Damn you curly frizz!!!
But I digress… I’ve worn this blazer and lace tank combo before but usually with jeans. Denim would’ve been too hot so I paired them with cotton shorts instead for a new look. Wearing sandals during the previous few days had my poor tootsies begging for a change. These oxfords gave them a needed break and allowed me to “man up” with a menswear feel in this look. Did you see the last time I wore these oxfords? You can see them here.
Combining a black blazer, two tone oxfords and grey shorts feels very masculine. With this lace tank playing tug of war, routing for the ladylike win, additions were needed. So…. (trumpets sound in the background) a glitter belt to the rescue! Well almost. The glitter belt couldn’t do it alone. This Oxford Lady still needed a little more “lady”. Adding a bright bag, mixed metal jewelry and some cat eye sunnies gave me the final push I needed to get out the door.
Do you find yourself choosing comfort over style when discovering new territory? Or is it a balance like one between masculine and feminine? In my case, roaming the historic streets of Charleston with Mr. T always makes me feel like a lady; The oxfords aren’t required but are always welcome 😉
** I’m linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style. Check out all the great looks!
Blazer (similar) & lace tank (similar) – Banana Republic // Shorts (similar) & glitter belt (similar) – Target // Oxfords (love these & these with a few outfit details changed) – Steve Madden // Bag (similar) – Urban Expressions // Necklace – Tiffany & Co // Earrings (like these) – unknown // Bracelets – Forever 21 (similar cuff style), Swarvoski and raided from mom // Rings – Forever 21, Jewelmint and raided from mom // Sunglasses – Tres Noir // Watch – Seiko