Casual Chic in Cargo

Sunday, December 23, 2018

         I know, I know.  You're probably thinking, "Oh, no.  Not again with the cargo pants!  She literally just wore cargo pants in her last outfit post."  You're right, I did.  However, this time around I challenged myself to style it in a more casual chic ensemble.  A bit unexpected?  Maybe, but I love the way this outfit turned out and I wanted to share it with you all and document it here on Elizabeth, Marie, and Me.

         First off, I just adore this striped duster!  I purchased it a while ago during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July so you may have seen me style the duster with a simple black dress in my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post.  It's a versatile piece that can be dolled up for a night out or dressed down with jeans, perfect to wear on an errand day.  For this reason, it makes for a great travel piece.  

        Since I have styled the striped duster with dark wash denim and a white tee, I wanted to see what it would look like with a pair of denim cargo pants.  Yes, it's an odd choice, but I think it works.  When the duster floats down at my sides, the pockets on the cargo pants are hidden, which give an illusion of it being just a pair of wide-leg denim trousers.  However, when the wind blows through the duster, I don't mind the contrast between styles.  Keeping it easy-breezy casual, I chose to pair it with a cream tank bodysuit.  To elevate the look, I chose to wear my gold sandals, and accessorize with a gold chain belt, round sunnies, and a black structured round crossbody purse.  

       I decided to follow through with the "opposing styles" theme with my jewelry choices.  I selected a handful of gold bijoux and a contrasting black stone necklace to complete the look.  

          Let me know in the comments below your opinions on this casual-chic cargo outfit.  Did it hit a high note or did it fall flat?  I can't promise you that this will be the last of the last of my cargo pants obession, but I'll be sure to switch it up in my next ootd.  As always, I am sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!

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Striped Duster: Topshop (Similar Here)
 Cargo Pants: Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Bodysuit: Leimere (Similar Here)
Heels: Calvin Klein (Similar Here)
Purse: Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Belt: Topshop (Similar Here)
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (Similar Here)
Black Necklace: Vintage (Similar Here)
Gold Necklace: Madewell (Similar Here)
Bracelet: Grinnell Designs (Similar Here)
Beaded Bracelets: Vintage (Similar Here)
Ring: Charter Club (Similar Here)




“I like things that are kind of eclectic, when one thing doesn't go with another. That's why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It's where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That's my style, and that's what my work is about.” -Giambattista Valli

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  1. The duster coat, the cargo jeans, and the sandals all look very cool here! I even like the belt. I dig the outfit.

    1. Thank you so much, John! I'm so happy that you like this look!


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