Parallels: how to give jeans and pumps a rock-and-roll edge

Am I the kind of girl to wear heels for an afternoon walk along the shore??  Apparently I am…especially when an awesome outfit photo op is at stake!!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - striped tee, floral kimono, moto jacket, boyfriend jeans, maroon pumps

But then, who am I kidding??  I’m almost never in flats – as my regular visitors know very well by now (and which a scroll through my blog will quickly prove to the uninitiated!!)  Especially when I go tomboyish like today’s boyfriend jeans and moto jacket combo; some women are feelin’ fine in a masculine look from head to toe…but I always need the contrast of รผber-feminine footwear to make the outfit seem “right” to me.

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - striped tee, floral kimono, moto jacket, boyfriend jeans, maroon pumps

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - midi ring

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - striped tee, floral kimono, moto jacket, boyfriend jeans, maroon pumps

And this one-time high school nerd must have been “with the band” in some parallel universe…because I sure do love me a good rock-star-inspired ensemble!!  A long fringy scarf  – ร  la Steven Tyler – would have made a perfect finishing touch, too; but this filmy floral kimono worn under my jacket creates a similar effect…and it works so well with these maroon suede pumps, don’t you think??

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - striped tee, floral kimono, moto jacket

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - moto jacket, Michael Kors bag

With their layers and embellishments – like studs and the aforementioned fringe – I think rockerish outfits have the “wardrobe maximalism” that I talked about in my last blog post written all over them; and on that note I’d like to remind you, dear readers, to take part in my informal survey.  Do you believe “the more the merrier” when it comes to the contents of your closet??  Do you find that having tons of pieces to chose from is part of the fun of getting dressed…but that it’s often challenging as well?? Let me know with a comment below!!
        

Outfit inspiration c/o Monika Faulkner - striped tee, floral kimono, moto jacket, boyfriend jeans, maroon pumps

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  1. November 13, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Fantastic layering! I love the juxtaposition of these elements.

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