As sick as I am getting of my 30for30 clothes (which are really 28for30, since I've declared two of my pieces unwearable), some days it's still fun to put things together. Today was one of those days. This outfit is dead simple, but I think it looks good, and it feels great. I love the super subtle pattern mixing, too (tights, belt, scarf).
#5 Josephine Chaus black a-line skirt (also worn on Day #4)
#10 Ann Taylor short sleeved ruched black sweater (also worn on Day #4 and Day #6)
#26 Antia black lace-up wedges (also worn on Day #4, Day #9, Day #11, Day #14, and Day #18)
-Land's End teal and black silk scarf (thrifted)
-narrow blue faux snakeskin belt (thrifted)
-silver matte bangle bracelets (no idea...)
-black patterned tights (DKNY, I think)
Now, will you believe me if I tell you that this outfit is inspired by Gloria Steinem? It totally is. There's this group called the Feminist Fashion Bloggers, which I have recently joined, and they hold blog events (days where the members all blog about the same thing). Today's event is "Fashionable Feminist Icon." So, we're all to post about a fashionable feminist icon. And I was so excited about mine I decided to try to create an outfit inspired by her today as well!
How, exactly, is this outfit inspired by Steinem? Well, I spent a good chunk of time last night going through pictures of her, and these were the common threads I found:
1. Gloria loves an all-black ensemble.
This seems to be true no matter what decade it is.
In all black in 2008, photo via StyleHive
In all black in the late 60s, photo via Smith College
2. Gloria always rocks a great belt.
In a wide conch shell belt in 2010, photo via The Harvard Gazette
In a 1970s macrame belt, photo via Gifted
3. Gloria has been wearing straight, center parted hair for 50 years.
Gloria's amazing mane in the 1970s, photo via Life Magazine
The 2009 version of the same style, photo via Minnesota Public Radio
4. Gloria embraces glasses.
Rocking huge aviators in the 70s, photo via Life Magazine
Round frames, but still making a statement in 1993, photo via Getty Images
5. Gloria likes a nice scarf.
An around-the-shoulders scarf in 2010, photo via Day Life
A flowy, neck-looped number in 2008, photo via Digital Journal
So, when I got dressed this morning, I put these elements together. All black+great belt+long straight hair+glasses+a scarf. And that is how this outfit became a tribute to Gloria Steinem.
Power to women!
Wanna check out the rest of the Feminist Fashion Bloggers' Feminist Style Icons?
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