Today I'm doing something a little different. As opposed to just talking a certain make, I thought I would show you guys how I actually style or wear my handmade garments. I thought the Jenny Trousers by Closet Case Patterns were a good place to start because wide leg culottes can be tricky to wear. For the record, I'm only 5'2" so I am dispelling the myth that you need long legs to wear cropped or wide legged pants!
Without further ado, here is outfit #1:
Here I have paired them with a tremendously hacked M6436. Its made up in a fantastic silk georgette so is basically the perfect layering top for Fall. I also like this top paired with the loafers. It's comfortable and classic!
This one is clearly more relaxed. I've paired one of my Cashmerette Springfield tanks with my Helens Closet Blackwood cardigan for warmth. The tank is made from a cupro that makes this not drape well, but also the slippy nature of the fabric makes it so easy to layer under sweaters and cardigans!
This time I paired them with a wonderful sweater/top. It's the Freya top from the Tilly and The Buttons Stretch book. I was so unsure about the frill on this top, but once made up, I loved it. This was in pretty heavy rotation this Spring, but I'm excited to bring it back for Fall. I really like the unexpected nature of using pastels for Fall. I also love these pants with the tall boots. I find that any boot that hugs the ankle makes a great Fall/Winter pairing for your cropped pants!
I made this Seamwork Patterns Astoria sweater last Winter with the scraps from the previous Blackwood Cardigan. I really like how the cropped sweater pairs with the high waisted pants. It is very comfortable to wear. I also love pairing the pink shoes with the pink pants. The monochromatic look helps to elongate the leg in my opinion. At 5'2" I need all the help I can get in that area!
This one might be my favorite. I've paired them with the Megan Nielsen Rowan Bodysuit in a bamboo knit. I made this one as the actual bodysuit version, but found I wasn't wearing it very often because of the "going to the bathroom" issue. I finally got my scissors out and just cut the bottom off and rehemmed it. It is now a top! I really love this pairing with my pink suede boots. I think this does the same elongating as the pink slides, but maybe more so since there is no break of skin showing.
This one is a departure from my usual style, however, I really wanted to play around with different ways I could style my new Aster top (there will more of this in my final Fall transitional wardrobe post!). I honestly wasn't completely sold on the pink on pink combo until I look backed at the pictures. While the top tied at the waist says a bit more Summer, I think layered under a jacket (check out the video for more on that) and paired with a pair of brogues brings it into the Fall.
While preparing for this post and the accompanying video, I was actually pretty surprised with how many combinations I was able to come up with pretty quickly from my current closet. I could have easily thrown together another 3-4 outfits, but decided to call it at 6. I love when a pattern fits so seamlessly into my closet and is so easy to wear!
What did you guys think of this different type of post? Is this something you would be interested in seeing more of? Is there another pattern or silhouette you would be interested in seeing? Comment below! Also, take a look at the video for more information on the patterns and to see the outfits in motion!
Until next time!