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!
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Jeans: Old Navy, Cardigan: Standard Style Boutique (Kansas City), Flats:Nordstrom, Scarf: gift from hubby!
5 thoughts on “March 25th, So Simple”
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!
Thank you for this lovely compliment! You have made my day! 🙂 So glad you like my blog- it’s been so much fun for me to do!
“This outfit is awful” – how many times have I said that?!
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 : )
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)