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March
13

What I Wore: Athletic Meets Edgy Vintage

Fashionistas, I’m especially excited this morning because I get the opportunity to share one of my favorite looks as of late.

Why is it one of my favorite looks? It combines almost all of my favorite types of attire into one cohesive look.

Sometimes it’s difficult to mesh styles and pieces together. At first glance, these components don’t typically go together. But when done effectively, the look is extremely stylin.’ And that’s how I’m feeling today!

Woman standing outside wearing a black leather skirt, black leather jacket, black Adidas t-shirt, black knee high boots, and black sunglasses

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

For this look, I’m layering and juxtaposing my favorite vintage earrings and leather pencil skirt with contemporary pieces. These include an Adidas shirt, faux leather jacket from H&M, and sunnies.

Each piece of my look is made of a different texture or era. But the thread that weaves everything together is the color black.

Woman standing in front of a white wall wearing a black leather skirt, black leather purse, black Adidas t-shirt, black knee high boots, and black sunglasses

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

I know I wear black often, but today’s look is a true example of why I love it so much. With the right items, you can create an interesting and complex all-black look without too much effort. The key is texture mixing. Leather on cotton and matte black… it all works together!

Woman standing in front of a white wall looking over her shoulder wearing a black t-shirt, sunglasses, and dangle earrings

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

My favorite item in my whole outfit, to be honest, is this cotton Adidas graphic tee. When I first got it, I wasn’t sure how I’d style it. It was a tad big on me and I’m not really a fan of tee shirts in general. However, when I paired it with this skirt at the last second (I had no other options), it instantly worked. I think what makes this look a winner is because everything is black. The Adidas shirt with the logo added a fun pop of color to the entire monochromatic ensemble.

Woman standing outside wearing a black leather skirt, black leather jacket, black Adidas t-shirt, black knee high boots, and black sunglasses

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

The next time you check your closet for outfit ideas, have fun with it. You never know what you might come up with!

Curious to know the breakdown of my look? I’d be happy to share where everything came from! My outfit consisted of:

Black faux leather jacket: H&M, under $8 (Originally about $30): Rockville Goodwill

Black leather pencil skirt: No brand, vintage, $7: Alexandria Goodwill

Adidas graphic tee: Adidas, $2.99 (Originally about $25): Falls Church Goodwill

Vintage earrings Vintage, $2: Gaithersburg Goodwill

Black tights: .$99: Rockville Goodwill

Boots: 14th & Union

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Outfit total (Goodwill items): Under $25! Oh, my! Talk about a true steal!

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1 Comment for What I Wore: Athletic Meets Edgy Vintage

Kat Fanelli
March 13, 2017

I love this look!
I also wear black a lot… I am now going to comb thru my closet to find some items to mix in my black outfits to add some interest with texture and some subtle color accents !

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