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What I Wore: Western With Dapper Notes

The other week I couldn’t seem to decipher the weather. One moment it was warm, and the next it was extremely windy and freezing! I simply didn’t know how to dress.

Despite my confusion, I put together a look I’m pretty in love with. It fuses elements of spring style, but still maintains a winter essence that keeps me warm on these 40 degree days.

For this week’s What I Wore, I really wanted to share this fusion look with you. I think it truly encapsulates multiple seasons and showcases my love of pattern mixing.

Woman standing in front of a white wall with a floral, short sleeved, button up shirt, black and white print skirt, black cowboy boots, and fanny pack

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

To pay homage to spring, I decided to whip out my dapper, yet feminine, watercolor, bright, floral, button-up, Topshop short sleeve. It’s very comfortable but still looks chic through its masculine cut and clean lines.

Picture of a woman's legs with a black and white print skirt, black leggings, and black cowboy boots

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

Because my arms were a bit bare up top, I wanted to still keep my look wearable in this March climate through my use of tights and statement boots. Cowboy boots, in general, are one of my ultimate wardrobe staples. They’re easy to slip on and can be worn in the snow, rain, and virtually any annoying weather. Plus, they are quite warm due to their thick, leathery material.

A woman's face with round, brown sunglasses and a floral blouse

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

As you many now know, I’m a fan of pattern mixing and I’m pretty excited about the color palette in today’s look. Although the patterns in my outfit are different, they are united by blacks, whites, blues, and purples.

A woman's torso with a floral button up, short sleeved shirt, a black and white patterned skirt, and black and blue fanny pack

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography.

I wanted to call out my unusual little fanny pack purse made by Theory… which I’m completely in LOVE with! Fanny packs have been known to be on the tacky, silly side. But when I found this one at the Gaithersburg Goodwill, I knew this particular purse wasn’t completely taboo. The cut is modern and edgy, the size is small, and the color scheme isn’t too showy. All of these details combined make this “fanny pack” one that can be seen as usable and something to actually consider wearing as a serious accessory.

What do you think of fanny packs, fashionistas? Does this one help convince you to maybe try one out?

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

Collared floral artsy shirt: Topshop, $5.99: Gaithersburg Goodwill

Printed body con skirt: H&M, $5.99: Falls Church Goodwill

Mod fanny pack: Theory, $4.99 (Originally $200+): Gaithersburg Goodwill

Black tights: $.99: Rockville Goodwill

Blue cowboy boots: no brand/vintage, $9.99 (Originally $100+): Gaithersburg Goodwill

Outfit total (Goodwill items): Under $30! Oh, my! I’m impressed!

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