Working from home does not mean I sit around in my comfiest clothing all day long (not that I haven’t ever succumbed to the favorite-sweats-hair-in-a-bun look), but most days I’m on the run in some way – meetings, sporting events, house errands….you name it.
I will be the first to admit, I *just may* lean towards the dressier side – my small girl has teased me for wearing a skirt or dress to a soccer game, but that’s just me. Now, you don’t have to be a master sleuth to know that I also love to shop, but clearly, I can’t do that all the time.
Finding a way to mix and match those staple favorite pieces in my closet with a few new items makes the most sense.
I will break this outfit down for you….
The jeans in this picture? Going on their third season. Yes, I know bell bottoms are making a huge come back and, as with everything ‘old’ fashion style that becomes ‘new’ again, I have to ruminate for a bit, deciding if I can re-embrace the trend. For the moment…dark wash skinny jeans are still a classic favorite. And I’m positive I’ve grabbed my money’s worth on these… a purchase from Express.
The striped sweater is my ‘new’ find. It arrived in a StitchFix box about two months ago and is admittedly a bit more conservative than I typically go, but I love it. The kelly green/navy combo is one of my favorites. The brand is 41Hawthorn.
Pairing the jeans and sweater solo with your choice of boot (low or high) is an option. I grabbed a high brown – one that I tend to wear constantly this time of year. Can you believe I ordered this pair online for $46 dollars from Modern Vintage? They fit like a dream and are a perfect replacement for a similar pair I wore until they fell apart.
With the insane temperatures in the Midwest (65 degrees one day, 35 the next), it is a necessity to either dress in layers, or at least prepare to do so. This jacket from Kut from the Kloth. There have dozens of jacket options (while I don’t see this exact one anymore, there are a few similar). Nordstrom also carries a variety of Kut choices.
Finally, my bracelet. If I’m heading to one of my kids’ games, you can bet I’ll be sporting this. The casual feel of the leather cuff, with such a perfectly stamped phrase makes this a staple for many days.
How do you pair the classic favorites in your closet with newer items? Are you loving stripes as much as I am for this season?
Crazy, mad props to my small girl for playing photographer for me on this shoot – so much fun to work with her.