Wallabees-Inspired Outfit

menswear inspired outfit

So, while I was in Maine, we visited the outlet town of Freeport, home of LLBean. In high school, this is where I used to shop for all my back-to-school clothes. Not a whole lot has changed since then, save for the infusion of Starbucks and the crazy expansion of LLBean into a “mall for nerdy hikers” as my husband calls it. I did enjoy trying out the new “heritage line” at LLBean, which is basically their attempt at reminding people that today’s style is kind of maybe sort of similar to their original style of clothing. Except not quite.

LLBean outfit

What I wanted was a classic fisherman’s sweater, and what I found was a fitted, tunic-length one with pockets…anyway. In my quest for something super stylish to bring back to Texas, I ended up at the Clark’s outlet of all places. I know that this line isn’t exactly known for super sexy, of the moment shoes or anything, but I think the Wallabees have a certain charm. Oh and comfort. It’s like walking on a platform of thick jelly! So, back home I decided to style them in the most obvious way I could think of: autumnal corduroy with a menswear flair. I mean, Walt from Breaking Bad can pull these babies off, so I certainly can too, right?

One note about Wallabees: If you’re thinking of getting your own pair (and they come in many colors and textures!) make sure to order at least a size smaller than your usual size. They stretch out A LOT. These are 6.5 and I usually wear a 7.5 or 8.

menswear inspired outfit

clark's wallabees outfit

Top: Tucker for Target, Pants: JCrew, Shoes: Clark's Wallabees, Earrings: Mana Culture

clark's wallabees outfit

September 23, 2011

9 Responses to Wallabees-Inspired Outfit

  1. laura says:

    When I saw the title, I started getting really antsy… OOh, Laurel’s gonna have photos of those cute wallaby babies! how sweet… and… whoops, no animals on this post. Just an adorable Laurel with some super comfy looking Wallabees:)

  2. your husband says:

    No, I called it _Disneyland_ for nerdy hikers.

  3. Rlutz says:

    Your outfit screams fall…the color of the cords and the great pattern on that shirt. I love some old school Wallabees!

  4. Linda says:

    I like Wallabees! I’ve convinced M to switch over to desert boots. He’s not too keen on Wallabees yet. Maybe one day…

    I love the cabled sweater except for the pockets. I like my sweaters to be a little longer. Hopefully we can find matching sweaters for the annual yacht club regalia.

  5. Jess says:

    I love the color of the pants.

  6. annebeth says:

    aaaah those pants! the color, the fabric, the awesomeness! tres chique :)

  7. I am absolutely in love with this outfit. You just totally convinced me that purple and yellow DO work! These mustard pants are fab! x

  8. Senta says:

    So in love with your outfit, these pants are great, the colour is perfect for autumn.
    Didn’t have any experience with Wallabees yet (hadn’t seen a store in Europe yet) but that sweater looks really comfy. Perfect for sitting around on a lazy Sunday afternoon in winter.

  9. jahn says:

    thats a really cute outfit!
    I love pussy-bow blouses :)

    Jahn

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