WIW: Trousers and fluid knitwear

Here's today's take on Angie's ensemble! 

My pants are wide leg, so a bit different from the original. 

Theory Emery wide legs.
DVF sweater. 
Random cheap belt.
SW booties. Would have worn my Pettys but I have a blister from the Zara booties and these ones felt more comfortable.  :-P
Danier bag. 

Pic 2: BR suit jacket -- tags still on, but tempted to cut as the weather is perfect for this today. 
Pic 3: AT military style jacket. I'll probably bring this when I head out the door. 

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  • replied 7 years ago

    Cut taaaaags! I love the navy with the trousers. You look great!

  • Adelfa replied 7 years ago

    Nice outfit! I still really like that jacket on you.

  • replied 7 years ago

    I say cut the tags! I was going to post that on your other thread this AM after thinking about it some more.

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Ha!  We are on the same wavelength today.  I am also doing the trousers formula (with the black martin trousers, totally keeping those) and I totally tried on the suit jacket for fun with it this morning too.  Might actually have brought along the jacket "in case of symphony" (for real!) but I didn't want to crush it in my bag all day, so I took my other black jacket instead.  Will post mine later today.

    I love the pops of white!

  • AviaMariah replied 7 years ago

    I am wearing a somewhat similar version today too.  Will try to get pictures up.  You look so great in this.  Love that sweater on you.

  • Von replied 7 years ago

    Cut the tags, that jacket looks great on you!  Love the sweater as well.

  • Carole replied 7 years ago


  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    This is stunning!

  • Inge replied 7 years ago

    This formula is right up my alley, and you wear it to perfection, Suz! Love it with and without the jackets (both are fab, I vote for cutting the tags too:-)
    The white accessories paired with the slightly darker background of that fantastic sweater work brilliantly too.

    P.S. In case you missed it: Kristabel replied to your patterned tights question on her blog post, and I had already added a few suggestions of my own too. Hope it helps.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Ooh - thank you, Inge! I am off to check that reply! 

    And thanks for all the boosts. I wore the AT jacket just to be on the safe side (like Diana) and it was fine -- it's now so warm that when I go out again I won't need a jacket. Problem solved. :-) 

    ETA: I have to say, that BR jacket just feels good. It is "easy" somehow. I am not sure how to explain it. And I wonder if -- despite its more classic lines -- that sense of ease might translate into how it appears in motion IRL to a slightly more modern feel. For example -- the sleeves. They stay scrunched so well. That helps. It feels like something I would just throw on with almost anything. 

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    You look great! I love this formula on you. The sweater and jacket look good together.

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    Another wonderful outfit! The pops of white keep the whole thing so fresh. Is the Danier bag new? The cheap white belt looks actually really good.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh this is all kinds of wonderful Suz - beautiful fit, fluidity, pattern, pops of white...fabulous!

    Please PLEASE tell me you've cut the tags off the BR jacket? It looks spectacular on you and hearing you describe how good it feels means it will be a workhorse for you.

  • Alexandra replied 7 years ago

    Looks great, both with and without the jacket!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Still haven't cut those tags, Shannon! I am really debating. When I consider, though -- the price was $120. Not a huge amount. Not more than a Zara jacket, really -- and better quality and materials. But. There is the all-important style factor! Anyway...today I don't need it. Too warm out! 

  • Peri replied 7 years ago

    Love this! Am I seeing soft pink in the background of that animal print? I would love that combo!

    I'm voting for the jacket in the second picture over the one in the third. Not that they are hugely different, but the second one is really flattering and looks more shaped.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Peri. The sweater has a blush background. It's quite an interesting mix. 

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Who would have thought the white belt would look so stunning in this? Certainly not I! You look amazing. You have such a good eye, Suz. Cut those tags! 

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  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Third time now - I think the BR jacket may be the jacket you never knew you needed! Wanting to throw it on over anything is a sure sign of a workhorse. You look fantastic and YOU ((hair, styling, shoes) bring the modern edge to the party. I remember realizing that some items are so conservative - maybe that isn't the right word - that they are edgy (like a Burberry trench).

    And the Lanai could still work too!

    I'll shut up now.

  • londonkiwi (now back in NZ) replied 7 years ago

    Gosh you are gorgeous. The beauty of this outfit I think is that it suits so many different situations.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Lovely Suz!
    If I had to choose I prefer the longer jacket with the wide legged pants- better balance to the lower half.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    You do look fab Suz :)  The BR suit jacket looks really good & I understand about movement & fit, which is impossible to judge in photos. What is your hesitation? Is it the classic feel of the jacket or something else? 

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Caro. Yes, it is the classic fit and Angie's suggestion that it isn't the right suit for me. (Along with yours and others whose judgement I trust and value.) I think it's true, as regards the style -- the style is so classic and if not "dated" then certainly not fashion forward. And yet...comfort and ease is something a photo can't measure. Luckily I have some time to brood on this. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for responding Suz - I've been taking this journey too :) As I said on your other post this has been so helpful for me in understanding where I stand.

    The other thing I forgot to mention was how would this jacket/suit fit in with your understanding of yourself as a person who is happy to wear something all season then when you've finished you've finished & you pass it on? Or is that aspect of your style more for trending pieces?

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Suz, how did you get the price of $120 for the jacket - I think mine was $144 + tax...
    At last we can see the DVF sweater in action! Of course it looks much better IRL because this blush color just does not come right on the screen. I like it with BR jacket. You know, I think you should keep it (psst, while Angie isn't looking). If mine was 2" longer I may have kept it too but it is just too short on the back for me.
    As for the patterned tights: are you checking your Winners? I always check the hosiery section there and often find patterned tights for cheap. Try it!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Sveta, I do not know how it happened. I thought it was going to be $140, too, but for some reason the receipt read $120! So...whatever...I am taking it. :-) 

    As for the hose, I have four words for you. The same four words I said to Glory when she reported some recent Winner's find. Frye boots by the boatload, I think it was:  Not. At. My. Winners. 

    I think we must have the worst Winners anywhere in Kingston. By what miracle did I find my VC mixed media military style colourblocked pea coat there? I can't imagine what happened. No wonder I snapped it up the second I saw it. I will never find a treat like that again!

    Seriously...our Winners has plain black hose only. 

    Now that the Lanai jacket is on its way to My US address, I think I had better wait to decide on this BR one for sure. There are only so many navy jackets a woman can have in her closet. But I am glad for the vote in favour. 

    Caro, that is a good question about whether I'd feel comfortable passing the jacket along. I tend to do that really only for trending pieces that I wear to death. But there is no reason I couldn't pass a classic jacket along if a better one came along, except $$$ and a guilty conscience about adding to the fashion churn! :-) Still, my donation would be somebody else's delight, and that is nothing to sniff at. 

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Three words:





  • K. Period. replied 7 years ago

    Suz, you cutie! I wrote out a long response post to you on my WIW post from yesterday, but the upshot is really what Una said. You would bring the edge to it, if that's what you want to do.  It isn't like you plan to wear it with a bunch of classic classic classic items. You are really just deciding whether you want super edgy by using an edgy jacket with an edgy top or classic/edgy contrast by using a classic jacket with an edgy top.

    But back to how fab you look! You look stunning in this! And I'm nearly an identical twin of yours today entirely by accident! I'm wearing my wider cut pinstripe trousers (J Crew suiting again!) with my snow leopard cardi and silver pointy wedges. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your posting, our outfits look so close to identical.  So, I think you look super duper fab today and are totally brilliant too!  

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Suz, I think your special price is a sign that you are meant to keep it  - as the security tag they forgot to remove from mine is a sign I am not meant to keep it! :-) 
    Yes, I am that fatalistic ! :-)
    Which size you need in patterned tights? I can shop my Winners for you if you want...

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Sveta, if you ever do see great stuff, let me know. Sizing would be small, usually. 

    And yes, maybe it iS a sign....

    K, now I really want to see your outfit!! You can't leave us with no more than words!! It sounds fab. 

  • K. Period. replied 7 years ago

    Ha ha! Here you go. I'm a Suz-plicate! 

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    K, that is AWESOME!!! How funny!! 

    You look great, if I do say so myself!  ;-)

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    K, I love the shoes! It is funny how you were twins with Suz today :-)

  • soobee replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit Suz.  That belt looks so chic!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Suz you look awesome in this outfit and I love it with the BR jacket. I do understand your hesitation to commit, but really it looks smashing here. Ok, so I am waiting for the Lanai to arrive - I think that might help clarify some things.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Fluid and polished.  Love it on you, Suz, and I think I like it best without the jacket, not because I don't like the jacket, but because i love the random spottiness of the top!

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    That sweater is a workhorse, it just looks good with everything!

  • Laura replied 7 years ago

    Suz, which BR suit is that?? Is it pinstripe or solid? It looks amazing on you!! And we are sweater twins ... or triplets when you include Angie ... and probably quadruplets or quintuplets because there are undoubtedly more of us here wearing it! 

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    What a great intrpretation of Angies formula :) THe top is fantastic on you and I love the drape of the bottom. Sorry you have a blister, OUCH! And, I must giggle at the cutting the tags disscussion... I am with Sveta, a special price just for you MUST be a sign!

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Suz, Love the jacket on you. Cut the tags. Don't make me come up there.

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