fashion, outfitting, street style

7 After 7 :: Menswear Inspired

Every time fall comes creeping around, I fantasize about injecting some more menswear-inspired pieces into my wardrobe. I love balancing girly sparkle with tweed, houndstooth or plaid… but I rarely actually do it. When I saw these mustard hued jeans from 7 For all Mankind, however, I was instantly inspired to shoot a look that gave me the opportunity to indulge in this style…

Have I mentioned that the fit on these ‘slim illusion’ skinnies is killer? And comfy too – they have just enough stretch to them, and the wash on this particular pair is super soft. I have a feeling they’ll be my new faves for fall!

I think adding a super feminine pump (and a few pieces of sparkle) to this look is the key to making it work, don’t you? I like the vest as a second option to a jacket because it’s a little different! (I mean… how many of you have a vest hanging in your closet right now?) It also allows for you to throw a jacket over this look to get that ultra layered effect. And for night – if you want to ditch the vest, tuck in the blouse with a killer belt, and add a few more layered necklaces… voila! You’re ready for dinner. Which is exactly what I plan on doing with my busy schedule today!

Ohhhh – and before I forget – if you’re loving all this style advice, and you’re in the Seattle area, join us on Saturday for an event at 7 For All Mankind in Bellevue!

To RSVP just tweet @7FAM your “YES” response using the hashtag #7After7SWA and they’ll know you’re coming! Hope to see some of you there – it’s gonna be a fun day!

*sources: jeans 7 for all mankind // blouse club monaco // vest forever 21 //  necklace j.crew // ring vintage // pumps nine west

*photography by belathée // hair by stephanie popovici // styling by traci schlosser