Fashion Over Reason: Above Board

Monday, March 24, 2014

Above Board

Fashion Over Reason Selfie, H&M oversized fluffy striped sweater, vintage white fur, Zara denim, Over-the-knee thigh high boots, Gap knit pompom hat

If one would take a gander at my wardrobe, they would notice a few things at first glance: tons of denim, loads of t-shirts in both black and white, and an overabundance of stripes. I loooooove stripes. In every shape (small ones, big ones, gradient ones, spaced out ones, cramped together ones) and form (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, long sleeves, t-shirts) -- I am a shameless stripe magpie. I am endlessly attracted to striped shirts. If I engage in a bit of retail therapy, I will go straight to the striped shirt area. If a man wears stripes, it makes him hot. It's one of those prints that are both forever classic and trendy all at once. The most fail-proof go-to, if you will.

So now that I've establish the extent of my stripe compulsion, it won't come as a surprise that nautical sartorial vibes are also real big in my personal book of style. After all, horizontal stripes automatically conjure up images of sailors thanks to their definitive uniform. I'm also a sucker for ankle-length slacks, a good boat shoe and a neck handkerchief. So how about channeling my inner sea(wo)man with a wintery twist? Pop on an oversized fur chubby, swap your Sperrys for the ever-urban thigh-high boot and make the change from clean, precise horizontal lines to fuzzy-wuzzy blurry-as-can-be chunky knitwear.

YSL Saint Laurent Arty ring, knitwear, chunky oversized sailor nautical H&M sweater, thigh high boots
Striped sweater - H&M (similar)
Fur coat - Vintage (similar)
Denim - Zara (similar)
Boots - Ebay (years ago) (similar)
Hat - Gap (similar)
Rings - Saint Laurent & Chic Peek

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Lu said...

oh, boots is pretty

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute boots!
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ALLIE NYC said...

I REALLY want a pair of boots like these, though now I am thinking about sandals : O

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

Ohhh my God I so want to hug you in this outfit (partly in hope that your chicness will rub off). What I'd give for my thigh highs to not be so skintight so I can slip them over jeans for a slick bottom half like this.

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

Samantha Mariko said...

Thanks for the sweet comment and for liking my pictures on instagram! I just followed you back :) and I love this gorgeous fur coat! looks so warm!

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loving the boots dear!

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Sam said...

Love this gorgeous furry coat, its so luxurious and the boots look amazing! Wonderful outfit. I appreciate your kind visit.

Unknown said...

that coat looks so cozy!

Lady à la Mode

Johanna said...

Your vintage coat is perfection!

Elissa said...

Love the over the knee boot!


Bianca Nieves said...

Stripes are a must in any closet! Totally get your obsession over them!

Looking lovely! xx

Unknown said...

Love the fuzziness explosion! And stripes, ya can never have enough of em :)


Unknown said...

Love those over the knee boots. This is such a fabulous look!

Catherine said...

Love it!

Sorry for the late response, I follow you too ♥♥