Happy Thursday! So, a couple days ago the weather in Shanghai took a cooler turn after a few days of rain. To honor the grey clouds and brisk breezes, I pulled out my comfiest pants and an equally comfy top for afternoon tea and goofing around with a friend. The pants are from J.Crew, and the first time I clapped eyes on them I was like “uh…how the heck would I wear that?”. But I was inspired after I spotted some fashionable celebrities wearing similar styles (Rachel Bilson, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston, etc.) rocking these pants and looking damn comfortable. Since then, this has become a go-to combination for me on planes, exam days, and lazy days like these where I can’t look like a total slob, but don’t really want to put on real pants!
If you ever want to feel like your wearing PJs while still looking fashionable, pair a baggy-ish tee with some baggy pants. The pants are very trendy right now and so are loose, drape-y tops. To be extra chic, try combining multiple neutral-colored pieces. Or, go in an entirely different direction and pair a baggy tribal-printed top with a brightly colored bottom! Very fun and on-trend for summer, just ask stars like Beyonce!
The bag is Marc by Marc Jacobs from years ago (really, like at least 4) and is still in great condition. The leather has aged really nicely. If you want a high quality high style, yet not-so-highly priced bag I would definitely recommend MBMJ. The shoes are Boutique 9, which I recently realized is an off-shoot of the brand Nine West.
A shot of my every day accessories, these guys never leave my wrists. I’ve recently been really attracted to watches, so check back Friday for a JA Guide on buying watches! We’ll look at all sorts of shapes and sizes and price points. It’ll be quite fun!
I wanted to do a collage for you guys, but my internet is being horribly unreliable. Look for similar pants at J.Crew, Forever 21, Club Monaco, and Zara. Look for similar tops at Forever 21, Madewell, H&M, and Urban Outfitters.