Lately I've been taking a lot of outfit inspiration from menswear, specifically Ivy League collegiate styles and old fashioned adventurers and explorers. In other words: Indiana Jones. Every kid wants to be Indy, right? So why should that aspiration end once you're "grown up"? I say it doesn't, and I get dressed every morning with that in mind.
This Polyvore set pretty much typifies my Indiana Jones-inspired January 2011 look... minus, of course, the whip, fedora, and wry sense of humor. For a top I've been totally digging on the sleeveless striped Greta sweater. The navy color and stripes give it a vaguely preppy vibe, but it's also way comfortable and you can style it a million different ways. The wilderness shorts are totally on theme, but I also just gotta come straight out and say that I totally have a crush on them. So amaze. They even work for winter weather, just add a pair of tights and some snazzy socks and you're set!
For me the really crowning glory of this look is the Disney Couture poison apple necklace. Ever since it first arrived, I've been totally entranced by its mysterious air and all the amazing details. (Seriously, check it out.) Plus, it could totally be a souvenir from some wild exploration adventure! Another great choice is the Aurora compass necklace, because you're going to have to find your way out of that jungle somehow. And, finally, the simply perfect sling bag. What can I say? It's simply perfect!
So whaddaya think? Does this look have you thinking "WTF?" or "Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?!"