12.06.2012

CARPENTER: Juxtaposition of worker pants and soft sweater

In terms of men's fashion, carpenter jeans were all the rage in the late 1990s!  Who remembers seeing the guys sport the baggy jeans with all the pockets and the red/white/navy patch on the hammer strap at school?  The younger generation thought the jeans were so cool and the older generation was wondering why there were so many pockets.  I remember my dad jokingly asking my cousins what all the pockets were for when they weren't carrying anything to class =P
For this outfit I've taken a page from the guys' book and am wearing feminized carpenter pants, the functions have been eliminated in the name of fashion!!  The loose, baggy jean has been transformed into sleek, hugging skinnies.  The pockets were diminished and zippers added to the ankles but the notable hammer strap remains.  Actually not all the functions have been eliminated, the pockets are usable but unless I'm slipping credit cards or bills in the pockets, I won't be using them.
To combat the "toughness" that the pants evoke, I paired it with a soft and flowy sweater.  The juxtaposition of hard-working construction men and women who wears carpenter pants and carefree girls running through the wind with their delicate tops billowing in the breeze made this one of my favorite combinations.
Joie 'Celia' Sweater (on sale here) / BlankNYC Carpenter Skinny / Talbots belt / 
Mom's Vintage Fendi (last used in this post) / Forever 21 cuff / Jessica Simpson Wedges


TGIF everyone!  Unfortunately I have a lot of paperwork to catch up on this weekend but hopefully nothing a few hours at a coffee shop can't fix.  Have a good weekend!

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