It’s been warm enough lately that I’ve foregone the wool coat at work and I’m starting to delve back into buttondowns and my loafers and flats instead of boots. I’ve been wearing some iteration of the outfit below; I’ve paired some sort of blue/white shirt with patterned socks and penny loafers. This was yesterday’s outfit for work:
This shirt has served me well though it is much more casual than I’d like because of the rumply tendencies of the cotton lawn fabric. Here you can see the altered Target pants (I’ve been keeping the seamstress busy)–can’t really tell where anyhow–it’s just the waist band at this point. The knees do sag in these pants with stretch, so the line isn’t as elegant as I would like, but I’m trying to slow down on clothing expenditures to divert my resources to travel.
What tickles my fancy the most is having those fun socks peeking out at the space between my pants and shoes. I opted to go tonally similar but the socks are a plain blue/white mini stripe which sort of blends nicely with the check/gingham. Next time I’m going to figure out a sock+shirt combination with a little more color contrast mixed in. I like doing menswear-inspired outfits for work because it’s easy and comfortable to wear, not to mention I feel pretty darn dapper with colorful socks on.
I can’t wait for mild sunny days with a cool breeze! What are you most looking forward to this spring?