Layers + Leather Shoppers + Pulpits

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Asher from One Turn Kill

Normally I don’t go for dark backgrounds, but this one seemed to fit the outfit so well.  Maybe it’s because of the neon in the shirt, or maybe it’s just because I’m crazy, but I’m liking it!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on an all black backgrounds kick, you’ll still get your usual dosage of all-too-much-color-in-one-picture walls.  It’s always good to change it up a little though right?  Of course I’m right!  

Want to know what else I’m right about? Layers.  I’ve been doing layers a lot more this spring, as seen here and here, and it’s adding an entirely new dimension to my wardrobe.  It’s fun to play with not only the colors of layers, but also the shapes.  Larger boxy pieces over more form fitting (an obvious choice), but there are even some glorious layered outfits to be made that are tight over loose!  WHAT? Tight over loose?  That doesn’t make any sense!  You’re imagining the awkwardness of the bunched up bottom layer under a small top layer right?  Well, sometimes it works!  Take the cream colored top above that fits a little more snug along the top half of the piece, but has an open back.  This is the perfect piece to throw something loose under!  Just wait, I’ll show you and prove wrong the little voice in your head that’s huffing and puffing over the mere thought of this combo.  

For now though my friends,  you have plenty of springtime shape layering to feast your eyes on in this and the other layerful (awesome new word), posts of late.  The outfit above, although fitting into the more obvious category of smaller piece under a somewhat-larger-than-it top, is anything but boring or obvious.  I like the pops of neon the sleeves add to an otherwise monotone black and white outfit.  And, even if the rest of the outfit is pretty monotone, the varying shades of monotone lend themselves to making the outfit standout.  For instance, the pants are a deep gray and the purse is black, so they go together, but don’t perfectly match.  Same goes for the off white top and the stark white shoes!  What I’m getting at here, and what I’m ALWAYS getting at, is play around with your wardrobe!  If I could just scream to the entire world to stop with the all black and white, all the time, monochromatic dressing, I WOULD.  Getting dressed is fun and it’s fun that’s there for the taking every single day!

Am I getting a little too preachy here?  I’m like some sort of fashion minister right now.  I’ll step down now. Alright, HAVE A NICE DAY.

P.S. Let me step back up to the pulpit for one second and tell you how much you need this little leather shopping bag.  You need it real bad, it’s like the best form of glorious black leather in grocery bag form.  Plus, it’s got handle extenders when you need it to hit a little lower/want to get your adventure on and can’t deal with holding on to a bag with one of your hands.  Perfectly placed front pocket and an interior card pouch to boot!  Link right to it below, check it out!  Okay, I’m really done now.  :) 

Bag: Brandon Blackwood New York // Top: Urban Renewal // Shoes & Pants: Urban outfitters

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