Sweater, Banana Republic (thrifted); tank, Gap (thrifted); pants, Aritzia (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); bag, Gucci (via consignment); necklace, house of Harlow
Sweater, Banana Republic (thrifted); tank, Gap (thrifted); pants, Aritzia (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); bag, Gucci (via consignment); necklace, house of Harlow

I feel like I need to apologize for this outfit, you guys. Not for wearing it — it’s wholly inoffensive, after all — but perhaps for putting it on the blog. It’s probably not very blog-worthy. Truth is, I loved it. I loved wearing it. I didn’t get compliments or turn any heads (and definitely didn’t set Instagram on fire), but I had a spring in my step all day nonetheless. If I was still chasing that “effortless chic” ideal, this would be my version of it.

hem detail
hem detail
my fave watch
my fave watch

The sweater is a recent thrift find, scored without a label. I bought it because I adore this shade of blue, and the wool blend was incredibly soft and luxurious to the touch. It’s nothing fancy, and the RN number eventually revealed it to be a Banana Republic piece. It will get a lot of wear, assuming it holds up. The pants are my absolute favourite, by T. Babaton. My current obsession is tracking down this (unknown) style so I can buy a back-up pair. I love the cropped length and the slouchy, tapered trouser cut. It feels much more elegant than the Sloans I have worn religiously the last few years. Sadly, I have not had any luck in my quest at the thrift store. I have my eye on a similar style on the Asos website, and it is taking a good amount of self-control not to pull the trigger on it. Looking back at this outfit isn’t helping either. If you guys have recommendations for a good cigarette pant-trouser hybrid unicorn, let me know!

one hand in my pocket
like, Alannis, one hand in my pocket
easiest outfit ever
easiest outfit ever

18 Comments on Easy Blue

  1. NOTHING to apologize for! That’s what “easy elegance” is all about. I think you look spectacular–there just isn’t anything in your outfit that is clamouring for attention 🙂

    Well done, I say!

  2. I like the J.Crew Eaton boy trousers, for a similar fit. They’re a few seasons old, so you may have luck finding them when thrifting.

  3. My go-to cropped/cigarette pants are the standard ones from Zara. They’ve had them for a few seasons now. I own them in navy and black. They usually have them in about 4 colors. The pants aren’t lined and the quality isn’t anything to write home about, but the pants look amazing, are comfortable and have held up well over the last 3 years when they’ve basically been on my steady work wear rotation.

  4. I only read OOTD blogs so to me most everything is blogworthy. Don’t censor yourself by this silly term, unless it’s joggers and a hoody it’s probably worth being posted. Particularly when you wear THOSE shoes 🙂