The outfit to the office stories of two consecutive Tuesdays. Last week I continued to follow what I've planned for the week by wearing the shades of grey combo top-to-toe. For the top, it's the grey linen shawl lapel suit jacket paired with the army green slim shirt - both by Asos - and the ultraslim tartan check tie by Tie Rack in its green-grey color combo. I think it looks great together as the green really infuses to the shade of grey, just like the rhythm and music.
For the trousers, I finally brave myself to slip into the suit's original trousers in the same color. Previously I was quite sceptical to wear it coz it's kinda drop-crotched which might be tacky for the office. Yet, upon wearing it I'm quite surprise that it looks perfectly fine - especially when it tapered down towards the ankle, giving a silhouette of a much sharper rather than droopy appearance.
For the shoes, it's another brave attempt to be wearing the contrasting grey tweed/black leather derby lace-ups by Beatrix Ong. It brought the whole theme together, streamlining the look of monochromatic Tuesday.
One confession though; the shoes is never been worn before.... so when I walked in it till afternoon, I can feel how the new shoes really 'bite' my foot! The back of the ankles are aching like mad. And that's why right after lunch break - despite the hideous color to go with the whole theme of the day (plus the wrong color of socks) - I slipped into my grey Prada loafers instead to give a much breather for my feet. Quite a fashion faux pas, yet for the sake of comfort I gotta do what I gotta do!
Fast forward to previous Tuesday, I'm in the mood of going bold. What better to delve into in your face kinda attitude other than to wear red! Yup, it's totally a red alert Tuesday, today.
This is another case of 'never been worn before' as I put on the red blazer by H&M that I bought years ago while browsing around at their store in Covent Garden, London during one weekend. I just fell in love with it instantly. Plus, the color has been seen on the catwalk seasons after seasons, making it the trans-seasonal color these days, including being one of the trend for SS12 too! Just after I stepped out from my car today, people just went whoa! coz I know nobody in this entire uni would dare to look as flamboyant as it is, I guess.
Toning down the look, I put on the white shirt from +J Uniqlo paired with the black trousers. To bring in the whole outfit together is the red/black horizontal stripes tie by Red Herring @ Debenhams, kept in place by the new red tie bar from The Tie Bar, which went perfectly well with the color of the whole ensemble.
Completing the ofiicewear is the black Chelsea boots by Asos.
A definite contrasting look of two Tuesdays? I bet it is!