In the continued quest for Polished Tomboy getups, I’m mixing old and new. I’m also building outfits based on neutrals, livening them up just a bit with color. Subtle color that would refuse to pop even if given free tickets to a Beyonce concert. In this case, I relied on new sneakers in a deep (and not too yellow) forest green suede.
And my ankles. Cover the ankles in this outfit and all hope of polish is lost.
Old pieces include: a scratchy but useful Michael Kors peacoat from Costco; gray tee from Old Navy, Etro man’s scarf from Neiman Marcus via my inimitable brother.
You’ll notice a blur, above. Tomboys like to move. They also like to get down to basics, winding up at some point in just jeans, tee, and sneakers. That’s why they wear dangly earrings as often as possible, if they are aiming for polish. These by Vicente Agore,
Gray braid courtesy a couple of decades, hair salon fatigue, and an ineradicable attraction to the subversive.
Above, Citizens of Humanity Boyfriend Jeans, and a pair of green suede Supergas, via Barneys. You will see in the Privilege-Go-Round detail, the edges are pinked. Pinked, my friends.
The earrings I bought, in the wedding aesthetic frenzy of Must Wear That And Only That, for my rehearsal dinner. But the gods were forgiving of fools, and I now find them very useful. “Polished” Optical Quartz, indeed.
Here are some links so we can be twins. Hey, even subversives want friends. Where the items are too old to be available, I’ve included comparables. One thing, before we go. If I were to do it again I’d invest in a good, soft, part cashmere peacoat. The occasionally itchy back of my neck would like me much better.