Classic meets contemporary

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There’s something compelling about a classic vintage truck set against the sleek and contemporary lines of modern fashion. In the same vein, incorporating older elements with the new is what makes dressing so much fun! Fashion has typically been culled from various traditions to create our own personal style…at least that’s my interpretation.

Pass me the socket wrench….the carburetor is running rich.

In case you haven’t heard, the new up and coming trend in the mechanic’s uniform is a pair of black flared cropped jeans, a black duster, and a slick pair of edgy rockstar (rockstud) pumps. Valentino’s Rockstud pumps  have had major staying power since they were first introduced in 2011 because they are absolutely lust worthy and oh so beautiful. I love these shoes because they are simultaneously elegant while making a bold and powerful statement.  There is a reason why so many fashionistas, bloggers, and celebrities have coveted these sexy pumps for so many years. Rock-on Rockstud!

My affinity for Mother denim continues with their cropped flare jean.  This style is currently trending strong and doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum.  Wearing them is easy because they look great with booties, ankle boots, heels, and flats. However, finding the right cut and length for your body type is key. They either work or they don’t.  I’m wearing Mother Hustler Fray jeans, Clayton’s off the shoulder top with attached choker, and a long black satin blazer from Rena Lange I’ve had for several years. Technically my 20 year old blazer could be deemed a duster. (You read that correctly….the blazer was purchased in the 90’s! If there is one piece of style advice I espouse, it is investing in a few classic pieces because they will always be on rotation and will never go out of style)

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Classic blazer meets classic truck via a modern ensemble.

Remember, there’s no rule stating all your wardrobe pieces have to be from the same era, however, it’s always best to keep it simple.  I did this by sticking to an all black ensemble with the exception of my shoes. These babies were my wild card!! I’m all for mixing old with new, but you also want to avoid becoming a chaotic mess of clashing styles.  This brings me back full circle to the concept of keeping it simple.

Mother Hustler Ankle jean here and  here |  Clayton Lexi top here and here  |  Rena Lange duster similar here and budget friendly here and here  | Valentino Rockstud pumps here and here  |

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