21 Day Challenge, Day 2: No Half-Tucking Here

On the second day of the 21 Day Challenge I had to tuck it in.

This first time around, I lamented about tucking things in and only half-tucked.  Generally, I’m not a fan.  Er, I used to not be a fan.  Tucking things in has grown on me, and with the right look, I think it totally works.  I’ve been doing far more tucking in lately, even if it’s just a half-tuck.

This time, I went with a full tuck!  No half-tucks for this look–I wanted to embrace this challenge 100% this time around.  So I tucked a graphic tee into my paint-splattered GAP khakis and popped my thrifted boy’s blazer over it.  I wanted to do something different on the bottom, so I cuffed the khakis and added grey socks and some gladiator heels.  Admittedly, I was inspired by a couple things I had pinned: this, this, and even this.  Socks with cuffed jeans and sandals are definitely something I wouldn’t have thought to do on my own.

Check out the look.

21 Day Challenge: Day 2

This was a tricky one, because I had my heart set on wearing these khakis and doing the cuffed-with-sock-and-heels thing.  I originally was going to do a plain grey tee with the blazer and black socks with the shoes, but it just fell flat.  Then I pulled the graphic tee out, and found socks the same color, and it all came together beautifully.  Again, not really something I would have thought of on my own, at all, but I ended up really liking it when it was all put together.

I tend to have trouble wearing khakis, but I love these and won’t get rid of them.  I think the trouble is that khakis are generally a “preppy” item, and as someone who’s got a rock star style profile, khakis probably shouldn’t even be in my wardrobe.  But the pain splatters, worn in feeling, and baggier fit just work for me, and I love the way they feel when I wear them.  So the challenge becomes not wearing khakis, but making them fit my style.

So that’s day 2 of this round of the 21 Day Challenge.

What do you think?  Would you try this socks and sandals look?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

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6 comments for “21 Day Challenge, Day 2: No Half-Tucking Here

  1. March 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    You know, even as someone who identifies as a bit preppy, I still don’t love to wear khaki pants. Not sure what that’s about. But when I wear them I prefer them paired with black like you did here.

  2. March 29, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    THE WHOLE OUTFIT IS GREAT. I am pinning for inspiration. Would I try the sock and sandal look? NO. Okay, but now I will cuz this looks so darn cute on you! Who made those shoes? Gahh girl, you are a fashion blogger we need DETAILS!!

  3. March 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    I think you rock-starred khakis like a champ! Or, would you call it rock-ify? Whatever… I like this look; that’s the point.

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