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Fashion Friday: Abercrombie Revamped

February 24, 2017

When I was in high school, Abercrombie and Fitch was THE place to shop.  I used to love going in there, browsing around (most of their clothing was too expensive for my minimum wage budget), and walking out of there smelling like I had taken a bath in men’s cologne.  The jumbo black and white billboard photos of male models plastered on the walls were always fun to admire, and on the off chance I actually did buy something on sale, I felt to proud to walk around showing off my A&F bag to the rest of the mall-goers.

Abercrombie had (and still has) somewhat of a tomboyish look to their women’s line, which is probably why it appealed to me in high school.  As a girl who used to borrow clothes from her brother, I appreciated clothing with a masculine flare.  Are you wondering why you are taking fashion advice from me?  You probably shouldn’t.  I have no idea what I’m talking about!  I’m sure it will delight you to know that I no longer borrow my brother’s shirts, and I have become a little more girlie in the pieces I choose, but I still appreciate classics that aren’t too frilly.

I haven’t shopped at Abercrombie in probably 20 years, but I’ve been hearing a lot of hype about how they have revamped their style and image as a brand.  I was curious, so I hopped on their site recently and I was pleasantly surprised.   I purchased a few items and I love all of them!  I wanted to share, so here ya go!

This plaid mix button up shirt has a great feel to it.  It will be a good transition piece as we head into spring because I can wear it with jeans now, and with shorts or cropped pants in the spring.  It’s also on sale, currently $23!  Jeans here and booties here (ON SALE!).  I am wearing the brindle color.

This hooded sweatshirt is so soft and cozy, and will be another perfect transition piece.  Great to throw on for those cooler spring mornings.  It also comes in olive.  I love the snap details up both sides. And these olive military pants are comfy and fit true to size.  I have already worn them 3 times this week, if that tells you anything!  booties here

I love, love, love this cozy cold shoulder sweater!  It’s the first cold shoulder item I have purchased, and I’m glad I took the plunge.  I wasn’t sure I was into this trend, but this sweater is very soft and comfy and the shoulder detail makes it feel a little more fancy then just a standard sweater.  Currently $22!  Olive military pants here.

And lastly, I got this gingham off the shoulder top.  I love the bell sleeves and the buttons on the front.  It will be fun for springtime.  Also on sale.  booties here  and Jeans here.

I hope you all have had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather because I think we are headed back into winter!  Have a great weekend!

**Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission.  This does not affect the price you pay but it does help me maintain my blog!

Niki French

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  • Dana Lewis February 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Like your fashion choices, especially the last one, the off shoulder gingham shirt is really cute. You do all this very well. Act like an old pro at blogging!

  • Midwestern Mama February 24, 2017 at 11:22 pm

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  • Midwestern Mama February 24, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Awe, well thank you! The blog has been fun…a good creative outlet for me. But I have a lot to learn! That's part of the fun of it. Thanks for reading!

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