A casual summer look that always feels appropriate includes a three-quarter sleeve cotton knit top (any color) with white lightweight cotton jeans. Accessories can change this look in countless ways.
I could easily wear the same top and white jeans with a blazer, tan loafers, and a tan bag for a more dressed up look. Sandals and a basket tote would make the same pieces look even more casual.
When most of the foot is showing in an open style shoe, or the vamp is very low, I wear an ankle-length narrow pant. With loafers or other such types of shoes that cover most of the foot, I wear straight leg longer pants that almost touch the top of the foot. It’s less stressful to use general guidelines rather than strict rules. Fashion should still be fun!
I look for 100% Pima Cotton tops that are not clingy and have a flattering neckline. A crew neckline is wrong for me because it makes the bust look much bigger. A scoop, V-neck, or relaxed bateau neck work best for me, but only if they show the collar bones. A top that is too long draws attention to the behind and emphasizes the belly. Mid-hip is the sweet spot for me.
On a recent, very casual Sunday, I wore my Sperry Crest Vibe sneakers (here). The pop of color came from the orange bag from last summer. It is by Dooney & Bourke. Similar here. My sporty Bulova watch is very old. (Similar here). My sunglasses are also old, similar here. Similar earrings are here. Similar crystal ring here. My bracelet is here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any Beauty In Stone item)
The striped top is old from Talbot’s. Similar here. My white jeans are by Levis. (Similar here). If you are like me and wear white jeans all year round, stock up on them in the early spring. The selections are minimal this time of year.
I hope your weekend is restful and happy. Come back next week for the new series, The Retirement Wardrobe. I’ve been working on mine for three years, and I will share the money-saving tips I’ve learned.