Outfit Highlight: Yin and Yang

Zara blazer | Madewell shirt | Express jeans | Guess sandals
For this post I thought I’d play with the concept of yin and yang by juxtaposing complementary opposing styles to create a cohesive whole. In other words, I’m mixing and matching. I’m mixing formal with informal, old with new, light with dark, and feminine with masculine. The tuxedo shirt and structured jacket add polish to the look while the distressed boyfriend jeans keeps it casual. To soften the masculine qualities of this outfit, I added feminine accessories such as the gold-toned animal print clutch and high wedge sandals. I also added a feminine dainty heart necklace and looped bracelet along with a more masculine studded snake cuff. And of course, black and white are opposites that always go together in my book. If the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts than I’d like to call this an elevated casual chic look.

Zara blazer | Madewell shirt | Express jeans | Guess sandals

Zara blazer | Madewell shirt | Express jeans | Guess sandals

Zara blazer, Madewell shirt, Express jeans, Guess sandals

leopard print clutch | stud snake cuff

Zara blazer | Madewell shirt | Express jeans

heart necklace | loop bracelet

boyfriend jeans | gladiator sandals

Zara blazer | Madewell shirt | Express jeans | Guess sandals | clutch (similar here and here) | Vince Camuto studded snake cuff | Dogeared necklace | silver looped bracelet (at Nordstrom Rack stores) | Coach sunnies (similar)

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29 thoughts on “Outfit Highlight: Yin and Yang

  1. Perfection! I love a basic black blazer with white button up and denim. It is always my go to look for a quick jazzy fix for any spur of the moment night out. Ya like that? Haha!

    Have a lovely day!

  2. I love pairing opposites together! I feel like I do it all the time – it’s a great way to balance out a look and keep it fun!! You’re always so stunning!

  3. Very chic, trendy, sexy, polished yet casual. Loving the caged sandals, clutch and blazer. Totally pinned!

    Great to stop by here again. I do have my blog linked to, this time around.

    Have a wonderful day! Ada. =)

  4. What a beautiful outfit, and you look gorgeous. Love your bag! I’m a brand new blogger writing about life as a 40-something and I’m always so happy to find other women with similar interests in blogland. Have a great day 🙂

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