Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Not So Mean Green

Same day outfit photo! I don’t think I’ve ever been that on top of outfit photos. Ever.

Okay, I just decided I still looked halfway okay after work today, so I snapped a couple shots before the sun went down.

Sweater: Banana Republic / CPW: $16.53 / # of wears: 4
Shirt: Banana Republic / CPW: $8.55 / # of wears: 7
Pants: Banana Republic / CPW: $11.55 / # of wears: 6
Shoes: Sam Edelman (thrifted) / CPW: $1.40 / # of wears: 15
Scarf: H&M / CPW: $1.13 / # of wears: 12
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $3.17 / # of wears: 43
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

I’ve always loved the layered blouse and sweater look, but I’ve butchered it every single time I’ve tried it. The undershirts were always too stiff, not fitted enough, you name it. The sweaters were likewise too loose, and often times too bulky.

I feel like this is the closest I’ve gotten to successfully pulling it off. It’s a thin knit over a thin sleeveless silk shell. No sleeves to bunch up, and no buttons to detract from the smooth knit. There’s no collar, but the crew neck was large enough to let a little peak of the neckline through. I’m a fan.

It’s been cold, drizzly and occasionally sleeting for the last few days. I’ve started reaching for my scarves to add a temporary layer in the mornings and late afternoons at the office. It works for the time being.

Do you have any layering tips and tricks you use?


4 Responses to “Not So Mean Green”

  1. Xin says:

    I really like this look, you’ve definitely pulled off layering the two tops!

    No tips on the layered blouse and sweater look from my end, alas. I’ve always had the same problems with trying to pull it off.

    • The Minuteglass says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      We have similar figures, so I’m not surprised you’ve run into problems pulling it off as well.

  2. Mica says:

    I love your layering, and that scarf is such a nice colour to accessorise with πŸ™‚

    I’ve read the button down shirt then tank then knit outfit formula to make things look smoother but I’ll be honest it’s rarely cold enough to need that many layers here! I have a ‘faux layer’ top that gives me that layered look without any issues so I just wear that instead haha!

    Hope you are having a great weekend so far πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • The Minuteglass says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ This scarf has been a bit of a surprise win. I didn’t expect it to be as versatile as it is when I first picked it up.

      I’ve heard of the tank trick before, but mine are a little bit longer than my sweaters, so it never worked out for me (womp womp).

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I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.