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SARCOPHAGUS

Jumpsuits, or roomy unitards as I like to call them, can be full on utilitarian, sometimes tailored and often sexy.  Either way, I haven’t felt like wearing one since early last year.  Causes?  Maybe because it’s down trending.  Maybe it’s because we’ve designed a ton of them at my job.  I can’t really pinpoint the reason enough to say.  But when I went to the Diesel outlet Black Friday weekend, I forgot about everything.  30% off of 50% of what?  Jock strap looking thing?  Sure, I’ll take 12!  I was like a starved pig at a corn hash county fair.

So I bought this Diesel flightsuit, wore it once and hated it.  When I threw it in my “for sale” pile, (less passionately impulsive) Moustache Man came to it’s rescue.  ”Let’s do a post and see how you feel.”  And here it is, looking pretty darn cool.

I haven’t decided whether or not to keep it, but I’m certain when my inner mechanic re-surfaces, I’ll wish I had it.  I guess that should be reason enough to stash it away for a rainy day.

credits: diesel utility jumpsuit, banana republic beanie, y-3 wedges

SWEATSUIT

I am wearing a JOGGING PANT. In public, shamelessly.

Not that wearing jogging pants is a big deal anymore. Christine Centenera wears them without a blink of an eye and it’s been on the runway for a number of seasons. But I’ve always been skeptical about the place of these house pants in the fashion world.

My aversion began in the tender years of college, where my casual colleagues prompted this personal vow, “I shall never take one footstep out of my home in sweatpants, pajamas or anything of the like.” It perplexed me to be surrounded by a blur of droopy sweats and crinkled flannel. I mean, how hard was it to throw on a grungy pair of jeans?? They didn’t even have to be clean!

Well after all these years, I guess I’ve been won over. But in my defense, the bar for styling jogging pants, even in the traditional grey French terry, has risen significantly. I mean, there are just so many options! But if you’re still feeling hesitant, here are a few tips:

  1. Start off with a jogging pant that has a little something going on. A contrast cuff, exposed zippers, specialized stitches, something that will rival those dodgy Champions.
  2. Don’t hesitate to hook it up. Pair those jogging pants with a top in the same color + fabric. But make sure that either 1 or both have a special detail and if not, add something else to the outfit. (See #3 + #4.)
  3.  Juxtapose the sporty pant with something dressy. Maybe it’s your Equipment blouse or a pair of pointed stilettos. Maybe it’s a statement Marni necklace. Things usually work out when you pair up opposites.
  4. Use outer layers to your advantage. An awesome oversize coat, faux fur, a trench, blazer or leather will all coordinate perfectly with your joggers.
  5. Lastly, don’t be afraid to go full on sporty. Whether you sneaker wedge it for a little height or just throw on your black suede Nike Air Max’s, own it. As long as you don’t look like you’ve been sitting on your couch for a week in said pants, I think you (and me) will be golden.

credits: alexander wang sweatshirt, minimale animale blondie + christie brinkley, ann-sofie back knee pad joggers, premiata pumps, derek lam sunnies

*photos by miss j

straight slant

metal sharp shadow

straight slant lines cross each other

an urban creature

credits: junya watanabe bomber, enza costa rib tank dress, marsèll open toe boots, bcbg sunnies

*photos by miss a

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odd

It’s been ever so summery in California this winter, so I thought I’d throw on a beanie just for pretend.  I know -40 degrees and wind chill aren’t fun, but one usually expects COLD in JANUARY.

These have been my favorite pair of jeans lately.  I’m still gravitating towards skinnies, but the mega cut-outs at the knee make it a little more interesting.  I especially like pairing it with something clean like this popover I got in Korea.

credits: diy veiled beanie, made in korea popover, asos ripped knee jeans, won hundred ballet flats, enza costa costae clutch

 

fatigued

This is the outfit I wore on my last day in Korea.  I purchased the pants at Dongdaemun Market.  Anything goes here and vendors sell everything from dried foods to clothing made by independent designers.  Many vendors don’t allow you to try the clothes on which can be frustrating, but you’ll likely consider buying anyway due to the cheap/fair prices.  Also, it’s better to wait until the afternoon to return/exchange items.  Vendors consider early morning returns/exchanges bad luck and won’t be very happy with you!

I don’t own many baggy pants, unless they are drop crotch or boyfriend jeans, but for some reason I was drawn to these slouchy fatigues.  This fit can be unflattering, so I paired it with something slimmer on top to give myself some shape.  Add some awesome headphones and you’ll look like you have mad game.

credits: made in korea twisty cap, enza costa plisse turtleneck, made in korea cameo pants, church’s chelsea boots, urbanears plattan headphones