Back again with the neck-scarf variations today! I tied it around the handle of my favorite little brown satchel to add a touch of color and a little vintage/Parisian flair.
The rest of the outfit is quite simple, but I'm actually quite fond of my black ballet flats, simple though they are. I think for a long time (after I grew to of the horrendous diva phase of 6th grade) black ballet flats were either always boring or too girly for me. But even as I'm delving into a more feminine style at the moment, I also happen to think that these H&M flats are the perfect balance between sweet and feminine without looking...twelveyearoldgirlatchurch, if you know what I mean. I think what keeps them classy and mature is all in the fabric. A nice leather or leather-esque fabric without creases, the shape of the toe not too round but not quite pointed either, and a bow just obvious enough that you know it's there, but no more. It also helps that in this case the bow is leather, not fabric or anything else distracting.
There's definitely a science behind that perfect classy black flat, and though it may take longer to find that one good shoe, it will look nicer through the years without being dated or too young. I definitely think basic pieces like a black flat are worth that extra time and money! Though to be fair I did find these at a second-hand shop, which is an art in and of itself (one that I'm nowhere near mastering).
And, as always, the details are everything. ;)
I've linked a few of my recommended flats in the outfit details below, if you care to take a look!
Striped top (yet another ;): similar
Distressed denim shorts: old, updated style
Leather backpack: vintage thrifted, similar here
Vintage scarf: unknown, beautiful alternatives here and here
Black flats: classic / similar to my pair / affordable / classic with a twist
What details do you look for in a staple pair of flats?