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17 January 2016

Suspenders: Who Wore it Better? (2013 vs. 2016)



It turns out I'm a fan of the purple jeans/suspenders combo. I found a blog post from all the way back in 2013 of a young Rachel who had no idea that she'd spend the next couple years moving from one country to another...also wearing purple jeans with suspenders. Funny how when I only get a suitcase and a carry-on and a backpack to pack, those are the things that stay with me. (Another post has me wearing suspenders with a completely different outfit). Now the question becomes, who wore it better?


Worn with a t-shirt, sandals, and a long beady necklace, too! Different ones, but still the same general pattern remains clear. Funny thing is I only noticed the resemblance between this weekend's outfit and the one from nearly 3 years ago once I saw the photos. Either the lighting in the photos is drastically different or my beloved purple jeans aren't nearly as purple as the used to be, either, and they appear to be a looser fit these days, so perhaps the wash stretched them out, too.

I still like the turquoise tee better. Angel's always trying to convince me to wear colors like grey, baby blue, white, or cream, but the pictures seem to prove my hypothesis that such colors have a tendency to blend in with my skin.  I love 2013's haircut but 2016's hair isn't so bad, either. It'll be better when the sis's boyfriend sends me my favorite blue color. The huge glasses are probably the biggest difference between the two looks, and although I'm slightly more open to being photographed with this pair of glasses than my previous pair, I still prefer the no-glasses look. Big glasses AND suspenders at the same time lends itself a little too obviously to the fake nerd look. And I'm anything but a fake nerd.

So, who wore it better? Or do you opt for a third option, yourself? Have you ever worn suspenders and blogged about it?
Life as a Larsen said...

I love this post! So awesome haha I personally like the sandals and light tshirt better :)

Patti said...

Both Rachels are fetching! Thanks for linking up,

-Patti
http://notdeadyetstyle.com

Brita Long said...

They're both so cute. I love that you inadvertently repeated an outfit. I do prefer the bolder purple (different lighting?) with the turquoise.

Suzanne Carillo said...

Ha! So funny how your style remains true.

I'm partial to the turquoise with the purple. I love colour!

bisous
Suzanne

AnneMarie said...

Super cute! I also like the purple with the turquoise, I think bold colors together look good a lot of the time :)

Caitlin said...

This is such an adorable post! I love the 2016 style best because I like the patterned top. But both are totally adorable! I love this flashback/ side by side kind of post idea! Keep on rocking on!

Live Life said...

Wow it's nice , I never tried wearing suspenders but would love to buy one , thanks to your lovely tempting pics

Live Life said...

Wow it's nice , I never tried wearing suspenders but would love to buy one , thanks to your lovely tempting pics

Jessica Nicole said...

You look SOOOO good! I definitely wouldn't pull this off, but you do!
Jess www.beautifulbreakable.com

Veronica Lee said...

Both Rachels rocked it! Love the purple and turquoise combo.

Veronica Lee said...

Both Rachels rocked it! Love the purple and turquoise combo.

Emilie Talks said...

LEFT all the way! I'm a fan of your glasses too!

Charlene Maugeri said...

I like the turquoise shirt better too. But I LOVE those jeans! I want them! haha

Laura Shaw said...

Great outfits! I'm leaning towards the turquoise shirt! xo

Bethany Magnie said...

This is awesome, I love the purple pants so that's where my vote goes!

Amanda said...

My vote goes to the purple pants! You are just to funny girl! Love your humor!

Amanda
www.heartjava.com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love that suspenders aren't just for men...and those purple pants are fantastic! I like both photos.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Cute!!! Now I want a pair of suspenders!

Bonnie said...

Haha so fun! I love the long necklace in the first one, but I also love the bold colors in the second look. Tough choice! lol

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More said...

So fun! :)

Karin Rambo said...

Cute! I love your spunky style!

Cori Large said...

The picture with the turquoise shirt.

Mary Collins said...

Most unusual. I have never worn suspenders but they look great. What I really like is the purple jeans. Love the color on a pair of jeans.

Amy said...

I love that you you know yourself well enough to have a sense of style that stays consistent throughout the years! I have never consistently worn outfits that long because I feel like I'm always changing and trying to find myself in my own skin. Way to be true to yourself and know who you are!

Misty Blue said...

Love that your style hasn't changed! Always be true to yourself :)

www.mistyblueblogs.com

AwesomelyOZ said...

2016! That's because your hair has more bounce and shape now so it suits your face structure better. :) Keep the suspenders, they're always in style! Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

Sheri Little said...

You are adorable and have the perfect body shape to rock suspenders!

Farrah said...

I've never tried wearing suspenders before, but those are super cute outfits, so I think both of you are rockin' it! :D

Nicole Escat said...

I love the way on how you get dress, Your style is so cute and classy :)

Jessica Reyna Brogan said...

Now I need to go look for my suspenders!

www.reinventingjess.com

Mrs.AOK said...

I'm partial to turquoise with purple combo, but I think you look lovely in both outfits. :)
XOXO

Joy @ For the Love of Tuna said...

Love that this outfit has followed you around! Both fun, but I lean towards the grey shirt combo :)

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

Those outfits are so cute!

It's funny because I've been wearing more gray and neutral colors and Dave keeps saying how he loves the brighter colors =)

V. Nino said...

They both look great, but I love the contrast of the suspenders against the turquoise shirt :)

-Shelly