It’s a short week in Canada this week because Friday is a federal holiday and we won’t be posting so if there’s going to be an Outfit of the Week post, it would go up on Thursday. But Tessa Thompson set our weekly fashion standard on Monday and now I wonder if there will be another fit to rival her Monday looks.
Tessa has two projects to promote right now – Westworld and Thor: Love and Thunder. Yesterday she made the rounds in New York, first in a white strapless fringy dress with white boots….
And what I love about this choice is that it’s nighttime adjusted for daytime. This dress could easily show up on a red carpet. Instead she picked it for the morning talk show circuit which is where the boots come into play. The boots make it less formal. Many, I think, would have opted to take this out in the evening, with a pair of strappy heels. Tessa decided otherwise, and that’s what makes it special.
And then there’s the beaded, also fringy, floral print jacket and matching skirt over a pair of black and white striped boots with mannequin toes. I’m always down for a clashing but coordinating print and the reason this is done so well is because the boots pull out the black detail in the jacket and the skirt and effectively turns the floral into a neutral to ground the stripes. Wayman + Micah, Tessa’s stylists, seem to really be having some fun with her on this press tour and the results are SO GOOD. Like look at these pants…I think they’re pants? Or is a skirt that has pants printed on it? I don’t know, but it’s amazing.
Wayman + Micah are also playing with different structures and silhouettes. This dress is a great example. You think it’s one thing from the front and then she turns around and yesssssss…
Like I said, I don’t know if we’re going to see much better this week.