Modern Classic Outfit From My Fall Capsule

So unfortunately the start date for my assignment got pushed back to Friday 9/27. But I will take a Friday over no day :-) As a result daily outfit posts won't start until then.

But I was able to get out of the house in record time because I reached for one of my capsule outfits. It's now cool enough to start wearing those outfits so I am pretty excited. (Barely any jewelry needed) I went to pick out a new rug in anticipation of my party next month. I found the perfect rug (on sale!) to go with subtle beach theme in my living room (no obvious shells and starfish!).

I realized I am quite used to seeing myself in my skinnies and wide-leg jeans. Today I am wearing my boot cuts and it's a little jarring. I haven't worn them in at least six months. Have any of you had the same reaction to your boot cuts?

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  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Your legs look miles long in those bootcuts, girlfriend! You look fantastic - is there anything you can't wear well?! I currently don't own any bootcuts so I don't know what my reaction would be to seeing myself in them (gagging comes to mind, lol)

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Yes! Same reaction. I tried on my slight boot legs today and immediately took them off. You were braver than I am and you look great. I love the pristine white shirt with the other pieces

  • Debora replied 9 years ago

    The bootcuts are very flattering on you. I plan on pulling mine out for fall, too. You look fab!

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    You look fantastic! But yes, I do understand that reaction to bootcuts, Even though you look great in them. It's a weird phenomenon. It takes our eyes a while to adjust! 

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    YLF. I don't have any either so I don't have that particular problem :)

  • Nebraskim replied 9 years ago

    I only wear trouser or bootcut. My calves are too fat for skinny jeans (they look bad plus they feel uncomfortable) and I look like an ice cream cone. I love this look on Day Vies. Mile long legs.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Karie - I doubt that the forum would gag to see you in bootcuts.

    Joy/Suz - I thought it was just me. I guess adjustment takes time for new looks as well as old ones.

  • Mochi replied 9 years ago

    Sleek modern classic, simple, clean and very flattering. I rotate the bootcuts in frequently so there's no jarring sensibilities. For some reason, though, I am not remembering you wearing a classic button-down. But my memory's half-gone, so there's that. Anyway, a great outfit for fall!

  • Lyn D. replied 9 years ago

    Looking lovely though!
    Does your jacket collar stay 'popped'?

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Love the bootcuts.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    They are subtle bootcuts and look fantastic on you. I have the same reaction seeing myself in any jeans at all after all these months in (long) shorts. You look fab!

  • Susie replied 9 years ago

    Wow you do have mile long legs! I too don't have any boot cuts but if they could give me those legs I'd be shopping this minute!

  • viva replied 9 years ago

    Your legs look fantastic!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago

    Wow!  those legs are looking good!!!  I had that reaction to my trouser jeans I wore for my girl's night out this weekend...

  • Scarlet replied 9 years ago

    You look super sharp as always. I still like bootcuts even though I wear skinnies much more often.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Mochi - No your memory isn't half gone. I generally don't wear button downs in the summer and probably have not worn one on the forum since early spring.

    LynD - no the collar doesn't stay popped but I find I like it like that with this combo since it's SO classic. I need flair somewhere.

    Shevia -  I am glad I'm not alone. I just never expected to feel so odd with this silhouette.

    TraceyLiz - I'm never going too long without my trouser jeans ;-) I love them too much. I'll be wearing a pair tomorrow.

  • Lantana replied 9 years ago

    Day Vies, this is a beautiful example of modern classic dressing.

  • Vickie KY replied 9 years ago

    I am having the same reaction with boot cut jeans. Fortunately booth styles are still in.
    Your whole outfit is great. I am excited to be wearing fall items as well.

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    Classic and lovely!

  • Lisa replied 9 years ago

    A gorgeous, classic look.  I really like the white shirt here, nice and crisp looking.  I've been mixing in my bootcuts all along as I've adopted other styles such as skinnies.  It took my eye a long time to adjust but now I enjoy all styles equally.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Fabulous and sleek casual outfit.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    These bootcuts look quite modern -- the flare is modest, the rise is medium, and the fit isn't skintight.  I love the bit of burgundy in the shoes!

  • Marley replied 9 years ago

    Very lovely on you!  The clean lines and muted colors are a nice classic mix.  I'm used to seeing you in brighter colors - or maybe, just more color?  but you look really great in this.  You know - I haven't had my bootcuts out for 2 years now so I have no idea how I would feel if I pulled them out again - think I'll have to try them!

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago

    You look great, DV! I understand that the bootcuts feel different, but trust me, you wear them like no other. Crisp, polished and modern classic.

  • carolbee replied 9 years ago

    I don't really have an opinion on the bootcuts but want to say that I am loving you in these classic looks of tops and jackets, such as this post and your other one at the art exhibition - YLF.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Marley - You're right I usually wear more color. This is pretty neutral for me. I think the red shoes made this feel more like something I would wear all the time.

  • Cindy replied 9 years ago

    YLF in your bootcuts! I am wearing mine today, too. I don't have a problem with bootcut jeans since I've been wearing them for years. It's the straight and skinny jeans that took a while to get used to. LOL  Since I've joined the forum I have learned to like the look of a pointed toe shoe with the longer jeans.

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