WIW - Volume on Volume

I think this outfit looks better in person than it does in these photos. I could be delusional, though.

The colors of the sweater and the trousers definitely are more harmonious. The flash did strange things to the color of the sweater.

What do you think? Is this slouchy in a good way or slouchy in a sloppy way?

Sweater: Free People (this sweater kills two trendy birds wtih one stone, i.e. the high-low hem and the lace back)
Brooks Brothers Shirt
Banana Republic Martin Trousers
My good old black and white oxfords

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  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    KILLER. So very *now* and what's on the runways.

    I have to run, so my comment is short and to the point!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    I love it on you, Amy. I'd say slouchy in a very good way! Are these new pieces for you?

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thank you, Angie and Suz!

    Suz, just the sweater is new.

  • cciele replied 8 years ago

    I like how the pants play well with the sweater (which looks awesome on you). For an even slouchier look, I'd like to see how it would look with a longer shirt under the sweater!

  • dizzys replied 8 years ago

    Love your shoes. I need some.

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    So much love for this!

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful outfit! I love the color. Your new sweater is very pretty.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    That's a beautiful sweater and a winning look. Love!

  • Caro in Oz replied 8 years ago

    Love it all - is it blue?

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Love this on you. I think volume is even better IRL -- something about the movement and ease that makes the wearer feel and look so free and comfortable.

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone.

    Caro - yes, it's all navy

  • Niefern replied 8 years ago

    I love those shoes! But I think I do not have the right pants to wear them with (maybe I should buy both things???)

  • Emily replied 8 years ago

    Oooh, I like this! I think the excellent fit of the trousers and button down keep it from being slouchy-sloppy.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Amy more love from me. I think this is a great look. I have worn something similar with bootcut jeans. I find this modern and fashion forward and interesting. Do you think it might be time to invest in a longer fitted white button down. From this and your previous post I think it's would become quite a workhorse.

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    So many great details - shoes peeking out, lace back, great colors on you! Love!

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  • krishnidoux replied 8 years ago

    Love that sweater!

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thanks ladies!

    Deborah - you might be right about the longer blouse. I'm going to keep an eye out :)

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    duplicate post

  • Inge replied 8 years ago

    A tonal look, crisp white shirt AND volume on volume = all things I love, and you are doing them brilliantly here, Amy! I love this outfit on you.

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    LOVE THE SHOES! The lace surprise on the back is nice too.

  • Tina.b replied 8 years ago

    What a fantastic sweater! Such a great look on you!

  • Mona replied 8 years ago

    This sweater is too fab on you. I sooo want to copy this look. The shoes are nice too.

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    I should have bought another pair of these shoes :) What will I do when they wear out? It makes me weepy just thinking about it.

  • Mona replied 8 years ago

    Amy, where did you get these shoes?

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    They are Crown Vintage Oxfords. I bought them at DSW last year.

  • mrseccentric replied 8 years ago


    Gorgeous and Perfect!! love the silhouette, love the drape, love the peekaboo crochet/knit, lovelovelove the blue with your coloring.....

    "I think this outfit looks better in person than it does in these photos." In my experience, this is eggz-acktly the type of outfit that DOES look better in person than in pics. Lots of drapey volume, in a nutshell, tends to flatten/fatten out in a still but IRL your brain 'models' the body underneath as revealed by various clinging bits.

    Very Happy you didn't get carried away by the pix looking not as fab as in real life. really beautiful and very now, i would love to see you twirl a bit in this in a video :) steph

  • replied 8 years ago

    Not too sloppy at all, you look good (and tall).

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!!

  • pil replied 8 years ago

    This is beautiful, Amy.

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