I recently added a few bold coral items to my casual wardrobe. Coral and turquoise are colors that universally look good on most skin tones. Coral is an excellent complement to a mostly gray, blue, black, and white wardrobe. I am wearing the lipstick color “Beautycounter Red.” The link to that color is here.
I wore this look to the grocery store, visiting the office at my warehouse and to the bank. It is an effortless casual look that consists of a tee and jeans but elevated through the use of the accessories and the details of the top. These are all wash and wear very comfortable items. Casual and comfortable need not be sloppy. The key points are fit, proportion, and accessories that work together but not too many of them. A necklace would have taken this look over the edge.
The Marilyn style straight jeans are by NYDJ. The Asymmetrical Hem Tunic in Malibu Punch is from Chico’s. I am wearing large crystal and silver hoops, one bold ring, and one bangle bracelet. Too many accessories can make us look a bit tacky, but a few well-chosen pieces can take a look from boring to head-turning.
Without my Shapeez Ultimate style bra, you would not see me wear this top. Here’s another little tip: I am wearing the bottom edge of the bra over the top of the jeans to smooth out those bumps from the zipper and loops.
Wearing heels has recently fallen off my radar. I am still learning how to play with proportions and styles to get the combinations I have loved in past summers to continue to work for me. Platform shoes, and low wedges or block heels complement slim leg pants much better than flats. Ballet flats and sandals with no heel do not have enough visual weight to balance slim leg pants with a tunic. These platform espadrille style shoes are by Marc Fisher. While they are high, the foot remains almost flat.
I hope that sharing my best tips and tricks allows you to get the most out of your wardrobe and helps you always to look confident and comfortable.