Small talk with one of my colleagues Friday afternoon: “…so, are your ready for Friday happy hour?” Response: “I was ready for it on Monday.” [insert sour face] That’s a fairly accurate description of my mood today.
In order to keep the weekend vibes going a little longer, I am bringing today a casual outfit with bright and fun elements. The bright color and those cute pockets sold me on the sweater that also comes in grey. The fabric is a blend of wool (90%) and cashmere (10%); on the touch it was a bit disappointing, though. The fabric is fairly thin and it feels more rough than soft. For the price tag I expected a more luxurious feel on the sweater.
As for the fit, it fits true to size. In general this is a versatile top that goes well with anything. I personally would have wished a cropped design so those pockets can really show.
All things considered, I would not recommend this top at its current price tag.
You notice in the pictures that on the front I tucked in the sweater so that
1. the pockets can show better and
2. I don’t create a disproportionate grandma look.
The cropped pants take away from the length of your legs already. You don’t want to underline that by hiding your waist and making yourself look like a midget.
The cropped design of these pants call for heels, especially if you are petite. The ruffle details are fun and trendy elements that will sure spruce up your casual Friday office outfits. You will see those ruffles on the waistline as well, by the way: just enough to show them off, but you can also hide them under your top without looking bulky. I love the fact that H&M chose to pair the trendy ruffles with a classic plaid pattern, helping the working girl to look fashion forward without pushing the dress code boundaries. Plus these pants have a high-waist design, which was another score for me. I always feel more comfortable in those types of pants during a working day. This pair also come in black HERE, the price tag is under $50. If you ask me, thumbs up on this one.
ruffles X pockets
Photos by Rick Robillard