I thought I’d share one more outfit roundup before I head out the door on vacation. This week is short, because, by the time the weekend hit, I was busy packing and cleaning and getting ready to head out of town. But here’s what we’ve got for the first five days of the week…
Utilizing a few lesser-worn items in my closet today. This shirt is uber soft, but I often struggle with what to pair it with. It feels a little dark for summer; I’ve been leaning toward light colors this season. We’ll see if I can make better use of it in the fall. I saw that Everlane released a slew of new colors in these pants, including gorgeous tan and olive shades. If I needed pants to wear to an office, or some sort of professional environment, I’d totally snatch up another pair. For my casual life, they seem a tad ‘dressy.’ But they are very soft and comfortable, not like the pants I’ve worn to work in years past. A note on fit: If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down. These pants stretch out quite a bit after several hours or repeated days of wearing them.
Styling Note: I was wearing my Birks around the house, and I was planning on changing to something else before we left, but when I saw my reflection in the mirror I was surprised by how much I liked the look, so I kept the Birks on even though they’re kind of unexpected!
Effortless Factor – 8.5
Easy summer look – on repeat. You’ve seen it 1000x, I’ve worn it 1000x. Still love it.
Effortless Factor – 10
I’m so pumped about these shoes! The sustainable footwear brand Veja popped on my radar quite awhile ago. I can’t remember how I first heard of them. I love their unique Euro styles. However, I wasn’t in the market for a new pair of sneakers until just recently, and I finally popped for a pair! I love that these are all leather, so they will hold up in the rain, and be warmer than some of my other favorite canvas sneakers. And sometimes, in the winter, my style feels so serious with all the boots and sweaters, I think these will be the perfect balance! A note on fit: I took my usual Euro size in these, and they feel great, and I have plenty of room in the toe area, which makes them good for walking!.
Effortless Factor – 9.5
Today is the day I started to feel a tiny bit bored with my summer wardrobe. I’ll admit it, I’m ready to start mixing things up! Simple dressing has been wonderful lately, but I’m starting to get excited to experiment with layers again.
Effortless Factor – 10
Today was a two outfit kind of day. For the first half I wore this shirt dress, which is awesome because it’s an instant outfit (that almost always attracts a compliment). I paired it with my Birkenstocks because 1) I wanted the overall look to be casual, and 2) These shoes make my feet so happy and I want to wear them as much as I can before fall comes.
Later in the day I put on something warmer because we were heading out for the evening. More on that in Thursday’s blog post!
Effortless Factor – 10 (I didn’t even iron it!)
LESSONS: I don’t feel like I had any big takeaways this week. Mostly I noticed that I’m starting to get a little tired of my simple outfit formulas. I guess it’s good that I live in a place with seasons where I get to experience a variety of temperatures to dress for! I’ll try to keep this perspective in mind when I feel like whining about the rain in the future. ;)