I’ve long been considering a new series that highlights different ways to style one item, but something just didn't feel right... Sure, I like to maximize my closet as much as the next girl, and I by no means avoid wearing something I recently wore. In fact, I quite often wear the same thing repeatedly in a short time frame, but it’s not because I like the challenge. It’s because I’m lazy. That’s right, friends; I am lazy. And that is how I ended up wearing these pants twice in the same week. I’m starting to realize that if I can’t see it, then I don’t wear it. At the same time, the clothes I take off and throw onto a growing pile of other discarded clothing (don’t judge me!) end up getting the most wear simply because they are in my line of vision when getting dressed. This became abundantly clear during my recent move into a new apartment. As I cleaned out my closet, I couldn’t believe all the things I had forgotten about! And when almost everything was packed up, I was once again surprised, but this time by how easy it actually was to get dressed with limited - but visible - options! So, be it born from creativity or a lack of motivation, this will be the first of a new feature here on Style by Santina! (Though some of you might recall the From City To Sand series when I was living in Mexico.)
These two looks aren’t all that different (apparently these pants were made for silver shoes?) but each reflects a style you’ll often catch me in. The first was worn just the day before I moved. Exhausted and perhaps not in the best of moods (let’s be real – moving sucks!), I decided coffee was not going to cut it, so I added a heavy dose of neon to try to wake up. Neon pink pants paired with a neon orange bag might be a teeny tiny bit obnoxious, but it’s a whole lot of awesome, too. A comfortable sweatshirt, mouse flats, and layers of some of my favorite accessories definitely put me in a better mood (and the three cups of coffee helped, too).
Sweatshirt: Rxmance (Mira Mira) // Pants: Gap // Bracelets, Necklace, Rings, Shoes, and Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Bag: The Cambridge Satchel Co. (ModCloth) // Necklaces: A gift // Sunglasses: Chanel
The second look was from a week later, all moved into the new apartment but still living alongside boxes. In a complete mess, I just pulled together whatever was out and not wrinkled, first spotting these pants. (I’m a little obsessed with them.) The rest of the outfit came together quickly…since I’ve technically worn it before. This pair of pants is identical to my green pair, and a few weeks back I sported this look with the green pants and my darker chambray button down. I went for a fresher take this time with the neon version and lighter chambray.
Shirt: J. Crew // T-shirt: Gap // Pants: Gap // Shoes: Rachel Antonoff for Bass (ModCloth) // Bracelets: H&M // Ring: Surface To Air (Shotwell) // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Prada (a gift)
Which look do you like best?