Blazer, MaxMara (thrifted); sweater, unknown (thrifted); T-shirt (James Perse); scarf, thrifted; jeans, AG (thifted); shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ (via eBay)
Blazer, MaxMara (thrifted); sweater, unknown (thrifted); T-shirt (James Perse); scarf, thrifted; jeans, AG (thifted); shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

This is an old outfit formula, updated with new (to me) pieces. I improvised it on the spot, and immediately loved how the palette came together. Blues and greys (with black and white accents) create the most soothing effect for me; when I look at this outfit, it just makes me go “ahhhh” and I immediately relax. It would probably become incredibly monotonous to dress only in these colours all the time, but it’s a formula worth repeating for sure. In fact, I wore it twice on the same weekend. Luckily, with Stylebook, it’s easier to keep track of favourite outfits like this one; I’ve created a separate folder for them and everything. That way, if I’m ever stuck for a quick outfit idea, I can have a peek at the app instead of trying to wring something out of my (terrible) memory.

dreamy colour palette
dreamy colour palette
all the blues & greys
all the blues & greys

Quite apart from how it looks, the other thing I love about this outfit is that it’s 90% preloved. More and more of my outfits boast similar statistics nowadays, and I’d like to think that my sartorial efforts have not suffered for it. If anything, buying secondhand (thrifting or consignment) is a great way to navigate style (and size) shifts, big and small, which have occurred with some regularity in my recent(ish) past. With that in mind, I figured this might be a good time to do another AMA on thrifting, since it’s a topic in which (judging from my blog inbox) a lot of you are interested. So, if you have any burning questions, shoot me an e-mail, and I will do my best to answer them all in a future post.

sans scarf
sans scarf
to be repeated ...
to be repeated …

6 Comments on Weekend Uniform, Updated

  1. I love how you tie your scarves. Could you do a tutorial on how you tie them? I like you always manage to keep your scarf from swallowing up your neck. I really like you outfit. The colours work together and the scarf adds a sophistication to a casual outfit. I love how scarves take an outfit up a notch.

    • I’m pretty hopeless at tutorials, but I’ll give it a try. I’ll have to think about how to best do it. It’s probably easiest to do it in a video, but I’m terrible at vlogs ๐Ÿ™

  2. I’ve been thinking about trying to find a pair of gray jeans that I can also wear to work, and I think this post now officially has me on a mission!

    • It took me a while to find a pair in the right shade of grey, and the right cut/style for me. But worth it. Then again, I’m a big fan of non-blue denim.

  3. Hi Adina, What a superb combo! the sense of tranquility you say you feel in this outfit DEFINITELY comes across in the photos!

    I must look into this app you mentioned. I am discouraged at how poor my memory is… I will put together a look I’m pleased with, make a “mental note” to remember it for the future, and then forget everything except the fact that I once had a great outfit!

    Look forward to your thrifting Q&A’s too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Teresa!

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