This is a look incorporating a few of my fall fashion resolutions and an influence I've been wanting to highlight this season.
The sweater-as-vest was inspired by Umit Benan's fall campaign. An extra layer between the shirt and jacket never hurts, and I was instantly taken with the idea of a deeply-cut vest as an intermediate texture.
I'm also digging these Stanton slim fit pants by the Crew (picked up on sale, 'natch.) To the uninitiated, I almost appear to be a normal-sized human. (Hate to burst your bubble, I'm not.) Look at those beautiful, slim, deceptively-long legs.
One thing I liked in particular about this outfit was its versatility--remove the jacket, untuck the sweater, and BAM:
...suddenly I've got the soft shoulder unstructured jacket look. Only with a cardigan. Which works great for me because finding a soft-shoulder that fits my frame is nearly impossible. This sweater does the trick nicely--notice the cut is closer to a blazer than most cardigans.
Channeling a little David Lynch here but I didn't want to go too stark so the chinos and desert boots tone it down a bit. See? Two outfits in one!
Perhaps you noticed my sweet Johnny Depp sunglasses too? Pretty cool, right? What's really cool is that they're my mom's clip-ons from the 90's. Let's let that sink in for a second.
Instant blog cred.