That was my reaction to this prompt. Because, weirdly enough, celebrity style (good or bad!) is not something that’s on my radar AT ALL. I have actors, musicians and writers that I admire…but the style thing I guess has been a blind spot to me. Kind of telling, actually. So I had to go on a hunt!
My first swing was to check out Scarlett Johansson on Pinterest. (Funny side note: when I told my husband about this prompt and how at a loss I was, he said – without any prompting – Scarlett Johansson, then? Ha! Great minds). And though I pinned a few ScarJo outfits that I thought maybe I could be inspired by, the truth is, she’s a little too polished for my taste. Fabulous and talented, no doubt! But not my muse for this.
I’m not even sure how I wound up on Keri Russell – possibly even through a “People also pinned…” pin, but I found her and wow, I thought, Yep, she’s my girl! I love how she does casual – put together without being sloppy at all, but also not overproduced, for lack of a better word. I like how she mixes masculine and feminine pieces together. And the woman loves a good scarf, and boy howdy, so do I!
So with a BUNCH of Keri Russell pinspiration, I set out to excavate an inspired outfit out of my closet. It actually came together pretty quickly!
Button down shirt: J Crew (thrifted) — Velour blazer (thrifted) — Levi’s Straight Leg Jeans (thrifted) — Mary Jane shoes (over 10 years old – and I’ve worn off the label, sorry!)
So I was pretty happy with this outfit, actually! I’ve owned all the pieces FOREVER, except for the pink-stripe button-down – I just picked that up at Goodwill a few weeks ago. It’s a brave new world, button downs! I haven’t owned one in YEARS. And I don’t do a lot of pastels. Like…ever. But I really liked the masculine style shirt, blazer and cuffed boyfriend jeans paired with feminine jewelry (um, I haven’t worn earrings since probably before I had kids!), girly shoes, and a messy bun.
Contrasts: I like ’em.
Also: it was not lost on me that this outfit could have also won the cuffed contest (particularly since my shirt was cuffed, too!). Extra credit? 😉