Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Ready Or Not

25.8.15

Personal Style: Ready Or Not

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic
 
 LOCATION: VANCOUVER, BC
   
 
Fall has begun whether you like it or not.


I have some amazing content coming this week - festival style, fashion show coverage, and a few other undeniably wonderful things - but first up is some outfit inspiration for the tumble into fall (it's the perfect sort of look to kick your work look up a notch). Because of the major drought we've had here in British Columbia since around April, the grass is dry and the leaves are already falling, and the weather is decidedly cooler. After all, September is less than a week away (!!) and thus begins a new season, semester, or chapter of our lives. All credit for the genius perspectives and angles goes to Amy Lu - you can find her on Instagram at @amyy_lu or @amy.lu, or see more of her photos on VSCO.

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic
Photography by Amy Lu | Top: Thrifted | Pants: LOVER (Thrifted) | Shoes: Naturalizer (Thrifted) | Bag: Thrifted | Sunglasses: Thrifted

These bright red flares, though definitely statement-making, are surprisingly versatile - I'm sure you'll see plenty more of them in the next few months, because not only are they definitely on-trend (again) the bold color is perfect for the season and the subsequent weather. Although it makes an excellent sartorial choice for an on-duty look when paired with a pinstriped, bow-front blouse or a cropped jacket, a bustier or lace top takes these 70's-inspired pants straight into evening territory. Also, though I'm not trying to convince you to purchase anything, I got these bottoms for six or seven dollars from a local thrift store – definitely an excellent option for making trendy purchases (although I didn't buy these because they're "in" – I never do – and I intend to have them in my wardrobe for a good long time). Also, yes, these photos are unedited – high-waisted flares really do make you look enormously tall. In a couple of these shots I look like a cartoon character, but I'm actually only 5'8", not 7'+, and my legs are in normal proportion to the rest of my body. Further proof that flares only benefit your wardrobe – unlike, say, neon leggings, this is not a relic that should be left in the past!!

Thanks again to Amy for the photographs, and to you all for looking at them (if you want more, make sure you follow NSOC on Instagram and sign up for my newsletter, in the sidebar). Get ready for a whole bunch of great this month – and come back tomorrow for a little birthday post!!

Much love.

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