Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

Today’s outfit is an inspiration two-fer! First inspiration up is this week’s SIA painting, chosen by Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey. Here’s a detail of the “Hanoi Street” painting, by Vietnamese artist Bui Xuan Phai:

Detail of 'Hanoi Street'

And the second inspiration is from this week’s “Inspiration Monday” look from Rachel Bilson.

The colors felt similar with both inspiration pieces, and last week, I mentioned that I was imagining earth tones and cozy knits, along with splashes of yellow and red. So that’s what I did with my interpretation!

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

I chose navy as the neutral foundation, to play off the blue edging of this wool zip-up sweater, but the standouts in this outfit for me are the earthy russet, goldenrod, and cognac colors. This was definitely a cozy outfit to wear! And it’s funny, I didn’t even think about how the overall effect looked a bit equestrian, with the silhouette of tall boots and slim pants. But that was the theme of the compliments I got the day that I wore this outfit. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

Details:  Wool zip-up sweater:  Smart Set, PEI, old  /  Turtleneck:  Walmart?, old  /  Navy ankle pants:  Macy’s, gift-carded this summer  /  Cognac riding boots:  Marc Fisher via Macy’s, this fall  /  Tan leather gloves:  ?, old  /  Rose gold square earrings:  Old Navy, gift-carded this fall

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

Librarian for Life + Style | Pinwheel hairstyle

I did my hair in a variation of the pinwheel style, also seen here and here. I separated my hair into three sections low on my head, coiled each section around, wrapped each coil into a small bun, and then pinned with small clips. I like that it’s still a bit messy, with bits sticking out, but coiling each section FIRST before wrapping it around into a small bun helps secure each section. At least it helps secure my slippery hair. And this is a really easy style for when your hair is wet!

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

And baby, it IS cold outside! 😉

Link ups:  SIA  /  Inspiration Monday  /  Monday Mingle  /  Funday Monday

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12 thoughts on “Inspiration two-fer: Cozy knits + earth tones

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