OOTD – 90’s Ladyboss (and what I learned from this outfit!)

I remember my mom going to work in the 90’s, always in a suit or two-pice set. She had a delicate frame, but the pieces were huge, with wide shoulderpads and an oversized fit. I always thought she looked so elegant and badass. So when I saw this oversized suit, I was immediately drawn to it. I was gonna get my ladyboss on.

I had it all figured out. The suit, the shirt, the heels… It was going to be epic. Until I tried it on and saw it on picture, and all of a sudden I wasn’t that convinced anymore. I figured it out eventually: I think I feel better in oversized clothes when I combine oversized pieces with more fitted pieces, and play with the proportions a bit. Somehow, I don’t fil hip enough to pull off a completely oversized look, even though I always LOVE the look on someone else. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Anyway, I’m happy I learned something about my personal style and preferences. Better luck next time ;).

Because this blog is not just about sharing the triumphs, but also about sharing the failures and the lessons, I wanted to share anyway. Especially because there are certainly lots of elements I like, like the shirt (which is totally awesome :p), the blazer, the shoes and the wonderful photography by Silvie from Silverpixs… It’s just how it is all combined that somehow doesn’t really work superwell for me. You live, you learn!

suit – New Look

shirt – Boohoo

shoes  – Asos wide fit

What do you think of this look?