WIW: Black and BF (crew with scarf for Elly)

I've been neglecting my GAP BF for my slimmer slouchy skinnies, which I prefer for their texture and distressing and fit. But today I felt like giving this looser BF another chance, I wish you could see the cool diagonal cable on the Theory crew...it's got great textural interest.

BF jeans: Gap
Crew neck sweater: Theory (consignment)
Boots: Doc Marcies (letting my inner punk come out!)
Scarf: BR (gift from hubs)
Belt: Michael K. (on wise suggestion from Jeneva)
Earrings: from my Secret Santa, Kirti.

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  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Oh, you're cute as usual Suz. I love how the black highlights the silvery notes in the denim and the silver seems to reinforce that sparkle. Very nice!

  • Ginkgo replied 7 years ago

    Very nice! I like the silvery touches of the belt and scarf, and how the scarf lights up your face.

  • tarzy replied 7 years ago

    You've got the whole style thing in the bag! This is chic and cool at the same time!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    LURVE! I am so copying this except I can't wear a scarf with nearly as much panache as you. But I have every other element.

  • replied 7 years ago

    I love this! I've been recklessly wearing square scarves this winter too. But Una is right, you really have a flair for this look. I LOVE faded wash jeans with a black sweater! They really set each other off nicely and this is no exception. The sheen of the belt and scarf look so good together. Hubs did good (and so did you)! :)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Claire, you crack me up. "Recklessly" wearing square scarves. It DOES feel reckless, doesn't it? They are not the popular shape. And one risks "little old lady." But I say to heck with that. I happen to like this better than a long dangling thing that gets into my soup every time I bend over.

    Day Vies, your outfit descriptions and analyses are worthy of a book.

    Thank you, Gingko!

    Tara, "chic and cool" at the same time? Wow. What could be better. How did you know that that combination of words would set an Urban Prince's heart aflame?!

    Una, I am SURE your copy will be cooler than the original!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    On the square scarf thing: my theory is that it works with my angled haircut. FWIW. It is another angle, albeit a soft one. Angles are good for me.

  • morethanbeige replied 7 years ago

    Simple and oh so chic! Suz, you rock those BFs.

  • Astrid replied 7 years ago

    Lovely outfit! The scarf works perfectly with the crew neck. You look great.

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    You look smashing in this SuzUrban Prince. :-) And I like square scarves too, for the same reason.

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    This is a fun outfit, Suz. I love those Marcies on you, Shannon and Vicky. I tried them a while back and they felt sooooo wrong on me.
    I am also super jealous, my BFs are not long enough to wear anymore, not even with Angie's lengthening ideas.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Oh, no, Zap! I was thinking that for tall and long-legged women these Gap BF would be impossible. Even on me, they are pushing it. They are fine when rolled but don't quite make it as full length pants.

    Texstyle, chuckling at SuzUrban!!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Love the silver on you - the scarf looks very jaunty imo.

  • Ariadne replied 7 years ago

    Ooh, this is that twisty cable sweater I love so much! I wish textural details like that translated into photos more accurately.

    Love this outfit.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful outfit and the scarf takes the BFs to a whole new level. Your thoughts on square scarves and angles resonated with me.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    There is no end to your beaming sparkle, Suz. Ever since you had a break through with shopping at the end of last year. A real pleasure to behold.

    I love it!!


  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    Radiant, chic and off course our very own Urban Prince! Love the silver scarf and belt. Hubs has good taste.

  • Laura replied 7 years ago

    I love it too! I noticed with your 2012 WiWs that there was a marked difference at the end of the year -- and you are carrying it through to 2013 with, um, panache :)

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Those jeans are the perfect amount of slouch! Great outfit, and the scarf is very cool!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Fab look Suz. You are really on a roll with your style.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Urban Prince quintessential look!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, all!

    Angie, Urban Prince really helps, actually. Helps me make sense of some apparently contradictory leanings and meld them together conceptually. And is a persona I very much resonate with. I truly do believe that going forward that image will help me refine my purchases in a positive direction.

    I feel as if I'll be really well prepared for a tiny shopping spree in London. I may not buy anything while there, but I'll have so much fun considering!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You are a stunning Urban Prince :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous Prince Suz! I love the BF's with the Marcie's - they make a great couple!

  • catherine replied 7 years ago

    Those jeans were made just for you, I think. You look quite beautiful.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    How did I miss this? Love this look on you. SO UP!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Oooh - I never realized how fun the acronym is, Kelly! Big smile.

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    So Urban Prince! I absolutely love the silver scarf and the way it works with the belt, our complexion and hair. I also love the spice the docs give it. You look great!

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Is there such a thing as Euro Chic Urban Princess? Love it!

  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    What a cool, casual look! The scarf and belt add just the right touch to this tomboyish look. Love your new title - a perfect style description.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Adore. You have hit your stride big time. The more I look the better it gets. Love!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Nothing new to add, just wanted to say this is AWESOME!

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    Chiming in to echo everyone else - so gorgeous - love this on you Suz!

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Trying to catch up, and late to the thread. Great for home-work! It's completely unfussy, and yet the details --- the shine in the shoes and scarf, the pattern on the belt, all make the look intentional and upscale. Don't you think faded denim looks new again?

  • Jamie replied 7 years ago

    I love this outfit, Suz!

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    Distressed luxe done like post-revolutionary royalty, indeed! So chic! All in the details, as Beth Ann said, like writing a good book :-)

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    Oh, I got to this thru Shannon's link of today. Dear me, I almost missed this delightful outfit! It sort of has this jaunty, nautical vibe to me for some reason. You look like an adventurer--so cheeky and exuberant. Definitely a prince in the best way.

  • Elly replied 7 years ago

    Nice, Suz! Thanks so much for posting your outfit. Great use of the sweater.

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", you express it here. This charming, elegantly knotted scarf does it all. Good for you to have given your BF a second chance! And I absolutely love your choice of footwear with it. Grand! Makes you look tall too.

    I understand why the slouchy BF might take the back seat these days, as elements demand a sturdier, heavier footwear. If you are petite, it is hard to pair slouch with the slouch/heavy boots our winter requires. Then once inside, finer footwear is in the order. The slouch BF looks good in warmer climate/weather, when one can wear them with ankle boots, military boots, or flat shoes and no socks.

    I am curious, do you wear your Doc Marcies outside in this lovely outfit?

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Krish, I do wear the Marcies outside if the weather isn't too cold. If I need an insulated winter boot they aren't good, but for temps of about 2C or above they're fine.

    They have a big platform that is great in the rain -- keeps the feet dry. And the platform is rubber so it doesn't slip. And they are a wedge, so they're comfy.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Im not sure how I missed this, but it appears you've mastered the art of making casual perfectly princely!

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    Have you tried lining them with insulated soles? It makes a big difference in my boots.

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