Has anyone ever given you something, a piece of clothing or otherwise, and it’s really become a part of your style? Maybe not something you thought you would wear originally but, when you paired it just the right way, it actually was that thing you’d been missing?
Liana has these insane vintage jeans with pink Elvis patchwork on them (even that description is odd!), but what makes them extra special is her friend Phil Oh gave them to her… Don’t you love thoughtful, stylish friends? She told me a little bit about how she’s made these jeans her own…
“If I’m wearing something a little extreme, like these Elvis jeans, I usually pair it with a simple t-shirt – usually knotted- to bring the look back down to earth. As for the jewelry, everything is vintage except for a ring that my co-worker gave me. Other than that, most of the remaining pieces are from my mom who is an antiques dealer and has found them everywhere from yard sales, flea markets, to trailer parks. Till this day, I can’t leave house without them.”
Really, the idea here is that even with something a bit unique you can make it feel simple enough for everyday, but not like you’re not blending in when you were trying to stand out because we are all individuals searching for our own identity!!!. It reminds me of G’s Miu Miu pumps – you know those crystal embellished numbers? Great as an object on a shelf really (like 80s art!), but also best suited with an ensemble a bit more simple.
It’s something to keep in mind when your eye is going towards those leopard boots or that sequined stripe top– they’re great, really! Just don’t go overboard. A t-shirt and jeans never looked so good as when worn with just one pop detail.
On Liana: Vintage patchwork jeans via Phil Oh; Sandals, Jason Wu; Grey Tee , C/CHRST; Bag, All Saints.