Out and About Outfit
March 3, 2009
When I’m out running errands and doing shopping I want to be comfortable, but also look stylish and put together. How to make those two conditions mesh together in a stylish, yet comfortable outfit is hard; I don’t want to look like I just got up!
My solution has been, when I go out, to wear dark rinse, mid-rise, bootcut jeans, a bright colored t-shirt, a cardigan, or lightweight, cotton jacket in a neutral color, one piece of jewelry, usually an eclectic bracelet or necklace, and comfy leather flats, or my Converse sneakers.
Mix up this outfit by trading out your necklace for a linen/cotton scarf. Be careful not to go overboard on accessories, keep it to 2-3 at the maximum; you don’t want to look like an overwhelming mess! And, of course, a girl would never go anywhere without her purse. I chose J. Crew’s canvas tote, which is pretty, but a little pricey. However, I like the canvas material, and lighter color for a springtime purse, and Target and Gap carry many different, less expensive versions of this sort of purse. I threw in the Anthropologie hat as a fun accessory, I love the look of this hat and prefer the feminine, lighthearted straw version of the fedora, to the more edgy, black and white or striped, cheap looking versions that can be found at Target. Bonus points to any girl that can bravely wear a hat out in public. It’s a good look, but it takes some pluck to not feel completely self-conscious while wearing it!