March 25th, So Simple

One thing I’ve learned in this ‘fashion journey’ is how a very simple outfit can either look stylish or not- depending on small details.

A good example of that is today’s outfit.  I’ve paired blue jeans with a white t shirt and a black cardigan.

But- as you can see on the right, this outfit is awful.

The loose, baggy jeans are too long (see how they puddle around my ankles). The white t shirt has a neckline that is too high- and the cardigan looks awkward (the neckline is so much lower than the t shirt). And to be honest, the outfit is just a little too boring.

On the left I have replaced the baggy jeans with these cute slim and cropped ones (Old Navy, Diva style)

I’ve switched out the cardigan for this longer, short sleeve one and then added a scarf to add interest and color to the outfit. Now my outfit has a focal point.

For my shoes, instead of the ugly black Sketchers (on the right), I’ve got on cute black ballet flats.

Simple little changes that make a big difference! Enjoy your weekend. The sun in shining in Seattle today! Thank you Mother Nature!

I love this faux Burberry scarf!

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Jeans: Old Navy, Cardigan: Standard Style Boutique (Kansas City), Flats:Nordstrom, Scarf: gift from hubby!

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5 thoughts on “March 25th, So Simple

  1. I have to tell you how glad I am to have found your blog. Your style is exactly what I have been trying to do with my own wardrobe (but didn’t quite know how). I’m 37 and Mom to four and thanks to you, my style is fresher – I am excited again about clothes and I’m feeling so much less frumpy. I love that your outfits aren’t complicated but there’s little details to take it from boring to gorgeous.
    Thanks again and keep it coming!

  2. I love this outfit – it is simple, yet classy, stylish and flattering. I would totally look at you at Target and think “well dressed mom!” as I shuffle by in my sweats and baseball cap : )

  3. I love that you show real clothes that a real person can wear and still be stylish. I love your “before” pics because I see myself in so many of those outfits. I love the “after” pics even more because they give me hope that I too can achieve “functional style”. Love, love LOVE this blog. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    p.s. This is one of my all time favorite outfits, you could probably say I love it ;0)

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