Recently, I've been binge listening to Leandra Medine aka Man Repeller's podcast, Monocycle. It covers everything from choosing outfits to how to make tough decisions and addresses how vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness. Her podcast is relatable, she gives great advice, she's hysterical and comes up with such insightful metaphors. I bet you're wondering why I'm talking about her podcast to start off an outfit post, right? Well...
I was driving back to Madison last week listening to Monocycle and Leandra was talking about how jeans and a t shirt are like toast. At first I was like 'what is she talking about!?', as I'm sure you're wondering now. But she went on to explain how a statement piece (she referred to a Gucci brocade jacket) is great and all, but how many times can you really wear it while keeping it new and exciting? Jeans and a white shirt on the other hand, is like plain toast. She said something along the lines of, you can put almond butter and honey on your toast and have a sweet breakfast or you can put tuna on your toast and have a savory lunch.
A lightbulb went off in my head and I was like, woah, Leandra, you just perfectly explained the romance behind mixing up the two biggest staples in your wardrobe. So, now that you know the background of why I keep talking about toast... I put together 3 different pieces of toast with the same good ol' bread. Now you can eat your toast and wear it too!
1. Dressy Toast
To dress up my plain toast, I added a long white trench vest for a touch of elegance, a pair of off white, faux snakeskin pumps, a long lariat necklace from Just The 2 Of Us jewelry and this teeny tiny Fendi monster bag. Shop this look below!
2. Edgy Toast
For an edgy take on plain toast, I added a leather moto jacket, mirrored sunnies, a studded bag and a black heeled sandal. Shop this look below!
3. Beachy Toast
For a more casual, beachy take on plain toast, I wore this super comfy linen jacket from Lou and Grey, neutral flip flops and and a pair of cat eye mirrored sunglasses. Shop this look below!
(Photos by: Big Hair Big City)