Why Did You Wear That: The Witching Hour

By |July 16th, 2013|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

kirsten smithWhile one can essentially never go wrong in a little black dress, the same ol’ cocktail attire can become a bit tired.  For a more modern take on basic black, try mixing separates in the same color- most notably in noir.  Make the look your own by adding accessories like a hat for a more dressed down take, or twisting your hair into a top knot for a more polished presence.  I once suggested another alternative to the LBD, which garnered a love/hate reaction.  And to be honest, this is a look I’ve been perfecting since senior prom.

Yes, my parents let me out of the house (and actually escorted me) to my prom wearing these very same fly-away shorts and a beaded butterfly top (dare I mention my very first weave?).  I never thought I’d see the day where these shorts would become a part of my wardrobe again, but during one of my 18,000 moves, I returned to my mom’s house in West Virginia and scoured the archives.  Jackpot.

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kirsten smithhat: borrowed (similar here), top: American Apparel (similar here), shorts: Caché, shoes: L.A.M.B. (similar), bag: Erickson Beamon

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Photo Credit: Michael Stiegler