I get too bored to wear jeans and a t-shirt all the time, though sometimes I crave simplicity. I want something I can run around in, and like a recent commenter, “not show everything to” when I’m doing so. My solution for those days is a striped tee (because stripes are interesting, but still pretty neutral) and some skinny jeans with a little stretch to them. If there’s no stretch, then there’s no running around, people! A good striped tee with a little drape to it, but with darts on the side to give it some flattering shape, is one of the great camouflage techniques if you’re having a little bit of a bloaty day. I was going to wear my clogs (like I do almost every other day) but decided to do the little bootie thing because I just love these shoes so much, and can scamper around more efficiently in them. I think the necklace balances out the boyishness of the boots, plus gold always compliments red. Floaty on top (but not shapeless) and slim on the bottom: viola! I ran around all day without once tugging on my clothes or complaining (about my outfit, at least).
Get ready to see how I wear this red striped shirt with a million other things, too. It was another guilty purchase of mine, but something that had been on my list forever. A perfectly fitted, yet relaxed striped tee. We are a match made in heaven. That’s why I got a navy one too!
May 11, 2011