Leather and lace go to Camden Yards…
I confess today’s outfit took me an extra day to work out, but only because I couldn’t find many pieces of team apparel that I felt were trendy. I usually do the latter two pairings of each team as a casual look incorporating a team top of some sort, but this week was definitely a struggle. Maybe someday I’ll have the time, energy, and talent to whip up something of my own, but for now, I’ll have to work with what MLB sells.
The tee I settled on is a slightly wider cut neck with cuffed sleeves, which I originally paired up with some leather pants, but it felt a little heavy for summer, so I took an extra day to rework the whole look. I managed to throw together something a bit more on-trend, with lace shorts and a leather jacket to add an easily-removable bit of edge. I tried to ensure the hardware on the jacket was a close enough match to the locally made jewelry, and grabbed some sandals in a similar shade of coppery gold. I tried to find a cute bird printed clutch in team colors, but everything clashed terribly. Rather than just dropping in an orange leather bag, I decided to weave (ha!) the straw texture of the hat further into the outfit with a similar bag, which I think managed to bring enough summery feeling into an otherwise dark look.
I wish I could have found a way to work in more local designers, like Byrdie, but hopefully I can figure out a way to be sure their awesome work gets even more recognition. In the meantime, strut your stuff down to the harbor in this posh pairing!