Have you ever walked out of the house and realized you should have styled your outfit differently? It sometimes happens to me when I come across my reflection for the first time outside of my home, in the window or on my liftdoors. Even though I have a mirror that I check before I leave for the day, somehow the sight of my reflection with my outfit in action so to speak gives a more accurate view.
So it went with this outfit, too. The skirt was a lucky find at a Children's Hospital charity shop this Christmas. I love that the colors are black and brown and the pattern and high-waisted cut of the skirt are perfect, too (they reminded me of skirts I owned in high school).
The reflection in my liftdoors that morning, however, didn't confirm that the black sweater I'd chosen to wear with the skirt was the right choice. Instead, other options flashed into my mind almost instantly. Sometimes outfits come to me that way, like a Pinterest board in my brain.
What came into my mind that morning was a brown cardigan and my skinny black belt with the same scarf, t-shirt and handbag. Somehow I thought the black was too matchy matchy. Does anyone else worry about being to matchy matchy?
Nevertheless, I continued to wear the black sweater all day. It seemed so silly to go home and change midday. I decided instead to let you readers tell me what you think.
Here are the two looks side by side. If I had a slightly thicker belt, I'd wear that, but I don't so I went with the skinny one. Which look do you think is better? Black or brown? I'd love you to let me know in the comments.
Oh, the dilemma...right?
Alternately, if you have other styling suggestions, I'd love to hear those, too. Just drop me a line or leave me a comment (do people do that anymore?)