Detailed Fuzzy Culottes, Off-the-shoulder Button-up & Red Mules | A Hypothetical Office Style

    Is anyone else getting "office vibes" from this outfit, or is it just me?

      I didn't even notice it while wearing the outfit but realised it much later during editing these photos. I don't mean "office vibes" in a negative way though, not at all; if I had a creative job in an office — like in a relatively formal/more serious office and not the fun Google-with-slides-jeans-are-fine kind — this is exactly one of the outfits that I'd be wearing and would even try to recreate using different pieces every now and then.

      See: Another hypothetical office outfit by me

      Most of the things I wear in this outfit are old yet they feel "fresh" to me as I styled them differently (see this striped off-the-shoulder button-up shirt layered on top of a white shirt & the red mules with loop hoop earrings). Aside from making more conscious shopping decisions, I'm also trying to practise another one of those how-to-be-a-more-responsible-shopper tricks: shopping from my OWN wardrobe.

        The only never-seen-before piece: the statement, dark navy detailed fuzzy culottes which were a steal during last year's December sale, bought a size up than my usual for the extra length. It's one of the "fancier" pants in my closet so it's worth saving for a day when I ended up going out for a super fancy dinner with mon mec (that's "my man" in French, just feeling a lil fancy at the mo), as opposed to my usual ratty (but oh so comfy) jeans + sneakers outfit..

        PS: My first time at Nobu KL, SO GOOD.

        I'm looking forward to toning down these fancy schmancy pants with maybe a tee and denim jacket the next time I wear them, what do you think? Any other suggestions on how to dress down the pants?

        Wearing: Mango striped off-the-shoulder button-up shirt  |  H&M detailed culottes  |  Mango red heeled mules  |  H&M long-sleeved t-shirt (men's)

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        1. Now those culottes REALLY have some texture goin on!!!:-) You look like an amazing trend setter in this ensemble Liyana! I'd wear everything except the culottes. Primarily because I'm not so brave and I think they'd make me look "broad in the beam"/ big ol butt! :-) They look wonderful on you my dear young friend!! Love, Jude

          1. I typed a REALLY long reply but my wifi went AWOL for a bit, omg. Trying to remember what I said but I distinctly remember typing something like: WHAT big ol' butt? I've seen photos of your slender frame with no sign of said butt! The thing is, I myself have a relatively bigger butt compared to my upper body (my younger sister calls my butt "Khloe", after the Kardashian with the impressive buttocks size); I'm very much a pear-shaped gal so if these culottes work on me, they could definitely work on you too my dear fit Judy! I am glad you approve of this outfit as I thought it was a bit "out there". I am now looking forward to wearing a variation of this outfit in the future!

        2. Girly hehehe, to say that I love this would be an understatement. I freaking LOVE this outfit URGH! You look like a QUEEN. I can see the creative office lady vibes and those mules are super duper cool, I want them. The way you coordinated everything together just spilled into an explosion of outfit coolness that is making me smile. And thanks for teaching me French but I got no man. Can you please teach me how to say "my cats" LOL! I look forward to you styling down the fancy pants because you know I love the way you do casual yet always quirky :) Happy weekend lovely! xoxo

          1. My knowledge of French words is the same as a 2-year-old's regular knowledge of vocab in her/his native language, so Google Translate bebeh!

            So happy you like this outfit! I feel like it's so unlike my usual style so I love that I'm getting stamps of approval from you and others who are sweet enough to visit this lil space of mine. I now can't wait for the culottes to make another appearance here!


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        I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.