It's cool enough to wear pants again! (Trousers for our UK reader. Hi, Curtise!)
Denim bustier: Guess (thrifted)
Buttondown: Salsa Jeans, 1st Level collection (thrifted)
Trousers: Citizens of Humanity (thrifted)
Bracelet-as-choker: Foxy Originals
Boots: Two Lips (thrifted)
The layering is because the denim bustier is short and leaves a good inch of midriff bare. The laces are also let out all the way in the back, so by itself this is more skin than I'd like to show, even in sun-worshipping Southern CA.
This outfit's actually a twofer: I also dig the trousers but don't know what to wear with green pants, so I stapled the two elements together with the brown shirt as a connecting piece.
Love the contrasting stitching and the leather side cinchers and buttons on this shirt! It has a Western/Steampunk feel to me, though the brand, Salsa jeans, is Portuguese. :D It's another one of those brands I'm sure I'd never have come across if not for thrift shops.
The decorative buttons on the side of my green trousers. Hooray useless buttons and zippers!
I think I like lots of decorative elements on my clothes to have something to fiddle with or stare at. It started because I was a terminally bored child in school, and even though those days are long behind me, having jewelry to touch or interesting shiny bits on my clothes brings me comfort.
What elements draw you to your favorite clothes? Texture, details, visual appearance?