JEANS THREE: Houndstooth Jacket

This post will be short and sweet…third in the series of examples of adding accessories to make an outfit.

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Can you spot the differences?

On another note, look how much better the jacket looks when I get rid of the top that is an ugly color and doesn’t fit right.

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I hope you will take the time to experiment with your clothes. It really does make a difference.

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6 thoughts on “JEANS THREE: Houndstooth Jacket”

  1. Love this blog. Ok a couple of questions. First I am not always good at knowing what colors go together. How do you know? How do you decide which pieces of clothing to spend good money on and when to go for something cheaper? What are some staples of my wardrobe do I want to get quality pieces? I am learning so much, Thanks!

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks for your thoughtful questions. There is no right or wrong answer as to which colors “go together”. It is really just a question of which colors look good on you. From my experience, saturated colors, (such as cobalt blue, rich purple or tomato red) look better than pale washed-out colors like light green or pale pink. And just experiment… if you like a combination of colors, than it is a good combination. As for what to spend money on– again, it is more about how something looks on you than about how much it costs. Some of my favorite items were very inexpensive; however, if you really love a cashmere sweater, and you know you will wear it a lot, it is worth it to spend more. A good rule of thumb is not to spend a lot of money on anything that is trendy. A perfectly-fitting pencil skirt or pair of black pants would be things that you might want to spend more on. Personally, I usually don’t spend much for any one item, because there are so many options that are inexpensive, and I like a lot of variety. If I do find something I really love, I don’t mind spending more…for instance– my travel vests, which fit perfectly, are very flattering, have a million pockets, and are awesome for trips. They are not available in a cheap version, and I am happy to pay more because they are exactly what I want. Same with my everyday black pants. I have two pairs exactly alike and wear them all the time. They have traveled all over the world and been washed a thousand times, and are still great. Well worth the $69.00 price tag, which is a lot for me!
      I can promise you that if you shop at the right places, you can find very inexpensive clothing that looks great. You just have to have an open mind, and seek out those kind of stores in your area.

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