WIW - Waist Surrendering Polka dots and skinnies

Today I wanted to test the fate of my skinnies for the season. Will they work at all in the heat or do they get put away until fall?

For this experiment I needed to pair with other items that I knew would not be hot. Open toe shoes, and a light flowy top.

I rarely wear outfits that don't have a defined waist so this is new territory for me too. It's defiantly a different silhouette on me, but I don't think I hate it.

Does this shape work for me?

Top - Nine West past season via ebay
Skinnies - American Rag from Macys
Shoes - Jambu
Necklace - Thrifted Vintage

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  • Debbie replied 11 years ago

    Abie I like this you look cool comfortable and put together!

  • replied 11 years ago

    Fun and vibrant. I think you look nice in this silhouette!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Love the vibrant blouse with the skinnies. Your necklace choice is fantastic too!

  • deedee1221 replied 11 years ago

    very nice!

  • celia replied 11 years ago

    This is a great outft but only you can tell if it is too hot.
    For me when it gets hot and humid , walking outside with skinny jeans is nearly impossible.

  • Abie replied 11 years ago

    I will find out this afternoon Celia! This morning wasn't bad. I have a feeling though that this might be the last wearing. Last time I wore them I had closed shoes and socks and was way too hot at the end of the day. Thought I would give sandals a go before sending them off into winter wear.

  • marianna replied 11 years ago

    I love this on you! Definitely a great silhouette.

  • sarah replied 11 years ago

    I LOVE this - definitely keep trying other variations with this silhouette. That top is great.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    I think the blouse looks amazing on you!

  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    I like this silhouette on you, and the playfulness of the polka dots (which have the perfect scale, btw) seems to fit your style perfectly. More of my looks are incorporating volume and waist surrender, and I'm having to adjust my eye a little bit. I often feel "big" in volume. Curiously, when I see others sporting the look, I never think they look bulky, as long as the proportions are pleasant. My eye automatically recognizes the flow and ease in the fabric. It you're too warm, this top would also work with clams, too.

  • rae replied 11 years ago

    Perfect in every way! I just adore the round pendant with the dots on the top!

  • Aida replied 11 years ago

    This silhouette looks great! The dotty top has just the right amount of whimsy. I think if I lived somewhere truly hot, skinny JEANS wouldn't make the summer wardrobe but slim trousers in a lightweight fabric would. Hope you weren't too hot by the end of the day!

  • Abie replied 11 years ago

    Thanks everyone, I did survive the day in the skinnies but I think I will pair this shirt with skinny clams or tapered Bermudas next time and put the jeans away. They ended up feeling a little suffocating by late afternoon.

    Beth Anne when I looked in the mirror this morning I did feel pretty uncomfortable with the volume of the top. I *almost* changed. After I took pictures and looked them over I felt a lot better about it. I think I have a hard time being objective in the mirror.

    Aida - I will have to think about some skinny trousers. I have never even tried a pair on. I just got used to the idea of skinny jeans in the past year or so =)

  • Isabel replied 11 years ago

    This is just fantastic !! I like the addition of the necklace. Nice touch.

  • Debora replied 11 years ago

    I love this on you! The top looks fabulous and I just love the pendant with it. You are rocking those skinnies. A big thumbs up from me!

  • Janet replied 11 years ago

    I think this silhouette looks great on you! Cute top, and I like the necklace too.

    I save my skinnies for temps under 80 degrees. ;-)

  • Meredith1953 replied 11 years ago

    That is a lovely top on you and it looks breezy and cute with the skinnies and sandals.

  • CocoLion replied 11 years ago

    Works beautifully on you! I love the crisp combination of the dark jeans and red and white flowy blouse.

  • jayne replied 11 years ago

    THis is soooo cute! Love those white dots on red. THe skinnies look to fit very well!

  • Sheila replied 11 years ago

    Love, love, love that gorgeous necklace with the polka dot top. Great colors with your hair and coloring. I just got some capri-length leggings from Kohl's in a sturdy-looking twill weave. I wore them yesterday in the heat and they kind of looked like denim but were very light on the body...and you can't see the skin through them. If you live in the US you might check these out. The brand is Simply Vera Vera Wang.

  • cjh replied 11 years ago

    LOVE! The green necklace is fab!!

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