Thierry Mugler black top and boyfriend jeans

This time my inspiration came from looking at another blogger Dixie Beauty. She looks fabulous in cropped boyfriend jeans.

The top by Thierry Mugler is a gift from my friend Marianne and so classy that it will never go out of fashion. It is slightly tight around the waist but not too bad.
As Dixie was wearing boyfriend jeans, I whipped out mine and tried to copy the look. As we say in advertising: “well copied is better than badly created” (literally translated from Dutch).

Let us say that it took me a while to get there. (Katty, if you read this:… it is quite clear that I do not know what a combination is going to look like when I start. Trial and error)
And again, the colours are black & white with a third colour. Am I boring you yet?

I will start with the combination I like best. With riding boots (sort of). They are very, very old but I have not been able to replace them with better ones.

Then you will see the top with red shoes, which I thought was ugly after I saw the photographs (perhaps because of the colour of my tights?). So I put on short booties with socks. It looked good on Dixie but I did not like it in my outfit. Why?? I have no clue. If I knew that I would probably be better at it.

Notice how perfect the neckline of the T-shirt is with the top? It took me 4 safety-pins to get that result…

If you think: “what are those white spots on her jeans?” … they are tears. Fashionable and you pay extra for them.

Below you will see the same top in a summer version. To me this is the best of them all.
The photo was taken by Anja as a reminder when we were trying out different combinations and not meant to be put on the blog. But it is so cold here that I did not want to go outside with bear legs.

Hope you enjoyed my journey.



  1. Katrien
    4 January 2013 / 21:44

    The summer version is definitely my favorite, love it! It is elegant, light, fresh, funky, everything you are about and what a beautiful yellow shoes once again. Somehow the riding boots and the red necklace are too heavy for me in combination with the elegant top. The combi doesn’t bring out the true Greetje for me.The combo with the red shoes actually works better than the one with the boots but I am not convinced by the rolled up boyfriend jeans. Happy new year.

    • 4 January 2013 / 21:32

      There is one slight problem with the summer version…. the Mugler top is quite warm… not really a summer thing. And bare legs with open toe shoes are for hot weather. I might have to try some more combinations.

  2. Anonymous
    5 January 2013 / 01:11

    I like the outfit with the riding boots. The top is fabulous – and so on trend with the black/white. The riding boots are classic and no one would know they are years old by looking at them. In fact, the newest ones from A/W12 had the straps on them. I bought a pair in burgundy. I have a very plain pair of black ones that are Italian leather and I will never part with them. They are perfect. Some things can not be improved upon. The shorter black boots do not work but I am okay with the red shoes. Try not rolling the jeans quite as high with the pumps – see if that improves the look a bit. The yellow shoes look good with the shorter white pants so the red shoes should work but maybe with the jeans being heavier the hem needs to be tweaked a little. You need Fashion Tape! It is sticky on both sides and is so much quicker and easier than pins. Plus, it does not leave a hole in your garment. I once had a brand new dress ruined when a bride pinned a heavy flower on my shoulder. USA Suzanne

    • 5 January 2013 / 02:32

      That is a good idea Suzanne. As a matter of fact, I have that Fashion Tape in my cupboard. Forgot all about it.And I will work on this outfit a bit more. But I also like it with the riding boots.

  3. 5 January 2013 / 06:30

    I hear you! And it is somehow helpful to know there are other people who struggle with outfits. You just seem to be a natural, but there you are, as generous as always, showing the process for us! I like most the long boots version and the summery one. And it still amazes me to see how a change of accesories or shoes can change an outfit so much!

    • 5 January 2013 / 17:22

      The more photographs I take, the clearer the picture becomes:1) I am not a natural stylist and a good outfit is made more by chance or the help of others than insight.2) My love for black and white is more than obvious. Which is the one combination that is perhaps classic but not the best for my complexion.

  4. 5 January 2013 / 09:49

    Boyfriend jeans are hard. I have a pair that I love and wear almost every day, but figuring out how to dress them up leaves me scratching my head. They look best with no socks and ballet flats or heels, but even in sunny LA that can be a tad chilly. I like yours best with the riding boots.

    • 5 January 2013 / 17:25

      I use my boyfriend jeans mostly in summer with heels (ballet flats are tricky for me). There are a couple of combinations with short boots and wider boyfriend jeans that are also good in winter. It is a bit of a struggle but I love them for their comfortness.

  5. 5 January 2013 / 13:58

    Dixie I’ve met recently, has some very nice outfits. I like your proposal with riding boots and do not like wearing red shoes. I love the red necklace and the work you’ve done on the neckline, is great. The proposed summer is beautiful.

    • 5 January 2013 / 17:32

      Oh what fun, you actually met one of the bloggers you follow. How nice. Perhaps we will meet in future as well. Who knows.As for this outfit, most of us agree on the same two combinations.

  6. 5 January 2013 / 14:39

    You look fab in those jeans, and I have to agree that I like it better with the riding boots. Have you considered wearing your new booties with the jeans?

    • 5 January 2013 / 17:36

      I am trying nearly every outfit with my new booties hahaha. And am finding out what Coco Chanel meant with : “when in doubt, leave out the last accessory”. In my case: leave out the last three accessories.As always, I have too many clothes and shoes which are very attention- drawing. Put a few of them together and you have a circus-act. LOL

  7. 6 January 2013 / 04:44

    I see you and your boyfriend. You did a fabulous job. I love the different looks. Those booties are awesome!! Enjoy them…xo

  8. 6 January 2013 / 13:00

    The shorter black boots: no. The rolled up boyfriend jeans with red pumps: indeed try out with pants not rolled up this high. But overall: all great looks!You are the queen of safety pins, by the way. But I like it as well in the bottom picture where the lines are not aligned.Now try a different color Tshirt (with matching boots or shoes)…..If its too warm for summer, then its just too warm for summer. To achieve a similar look in winter: try on the white trousers from your last post and maybe even combine with white boots?;-)

    • 6 January 2013 / 15:14

      Woman… do you know what you are saying? White boots? hahaha. You hate them. And also the white boots are too cold, they are for summer.You are right with the neckline not needing safety pins in the last photo but I needed them as the winter T-shirt is less wide and you could see a bit of white on either side on the shoulder. This was breaking up the lines. I don’t mind safety pins. I use them all the time.

  9. 6 January 2013 / 22:50

    Hmmm it seems like that, but that is not really true. The top is too hot in summer when I am bare legged wearing open shoes. But it looks good on a photo.

  10. 7 January 2013 / 01:28

    Greetja, you look fabulous in your boyfriend jeans. My favorite is with the red shoes, I love boyfriend jeans rolled with high heels, it puts such a fun spin on jeans and RED, well you can’t go wrong with red shoes. They way you wore the tope in the first picture, yes, you are the queen on safety pins, looks like it was perfectly made this way.

    • 7 January 2013 / 23:00

      I know haha, I am good with safety pins. I like red shoes a lot as well, but strangely enough I don’t wear them much.

    • 12 January 2013 / 13:19

      I do too. Riding boots are very in these days, but none of them beat my old ones. Yet….

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