I’m The Captain Now.
“Look at me…I’m the captain now” …easily one of the most memorable lines from a movie. If you have no idea which movie I am talking about..click HERE ( i’ll wait. ) This look I put together was inspired by a few things…a yacht party, a dash of Wolf of Wall Street and a touch of Hugh Hefner…in other words, this look smells like money. I wanted to create a look that had an heir of male arrogance (random, I know) but complimented with a feminine touch through the gold skinny jeans and accessories. I promise you, it’s not as deep as it sounds….I just get a bit dramatic at times *lol*
If you’re not familiar with “shopping your closet,” this basically means, going into your closet and reworking existing pieces that you may not have worn in a while. I know you may be thinking, well your closet has cooler stuff so that’s easy for you etc…you’re right ( KIDDING.) Honestly, it’s all about using creativity to remix a look. For example, look at this entire look and swap options with pieces you have in your wardrobe. A classic white button down shirt, unbuttoned in a relaxed way with the sleeves cuffed is a start. Pair that top with some great fitting jeans or pants, either in a statement colour or a neutral. If you have a cute hat, throw that on, add a statement shoe and/or bag and you’ve got yourself a look! Here’s a little tip…feeling lazy? or catching an early flight? Dress cute and you don’t have to worry with makeup/hair, save yourself some time. I skipped the makeup for this look (ok just a little lip-liner) and I did a quick comb-out on my hair for a slight retro feel, to look like I made the effort. When your is the statement, nobody will notice your tired eyes trust me!
This menswear inspired contrast cuff and collar top is an absolute fav of mine. I purchased this a while ago from ASOS.com and I am sure you will start to see them again in stores in the Fall months…grab one! as they are so versatile. You can tie it as a crop top with some cute white cut off shorts or button it all the way up and wear it under a jumpsuit, ( check out how I did that in this instagram pic HERE ) there are just so many ways you can wear this piece.
Here are some links to some more menswear inspired shirts that I am currently loving on ASOS.com :
I know gold pants probably don’t seem like a staple item but honestly, they have become one for me. I actually have a gold pair and a slightly copper pair that I love as well. When you’re not in the mood to wear a dress or skirt but you need to dress up for a function, these are ideal! I often pair them with a sequined tank top for a formal event with either the sandals in the image or a strappy heel. As you can see, they can easily be worn in a casual way as well, perfect with a white tee! Here is a link to some gold jeans below (mine are old…from Nastygal.com)
As for the gold bag, it is actually my go-to bag for travelling and the movies, it fits a lot inside, whether it’s snacks or accessories & valuables you need by your side! The long strap comes in really handy as I often wear it like a cross body bag. I found this bag at Marshalls a while back, but I found some more cute gold bags I want to share with you! Links below :
I originally wanted to do a sexy heel with this look to really play on the masculine + feminine feel, but I could not resist pairing these flats as the chain really felt very nautical to me which tied so easily back into the captain feel. I bought these shoes a couple years ago from ASOS.com as well ( seriously one of my favourite places to shop…I am more of an online shopper than a mall kind of girl.)
Here are some reeeeally cute gold & nude flat sandals currently on ASOS.com :
Last but not least, the super cute hat! I purchased mine at an army supply store a few years back, here’s an online link for one ( but feel free to google as there are many options online ) click HERE
I hope you enjoyed this look! Please leave comments if you have any requests for future style posts etc. Xo.
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