Getting dressed quickly has become a necessity for me. I may get a call in the wee morning hours or late at night asking for assistance. Caring for elderly loved ones who want to remain independent for as long as possible means that help is often needed.
I am surprised how often I’ve thrown on these pieces to run out the door. I feel presentable enough even with messy bed hair and not wearing makeup. I also reach for this combo when I’m not in a hurry. A great fitting and smartly tailored blazer can make even yoga leggings and a tee look put together.
The key to choosing your effortless neutral pieces is tone. For example, if the light-colored blazer and tank are both cool, they will be more harmonious. It is always jarring when one item has a warm hue, and another has a cool tone. Finding the right shade to complement your skin tone will make the garments even more flattering.
Denim is my all-time favorite neutral pant, but you could wear the same tank and blazer with nearly any color bottom. That is the magic inherent in good neutrals. They go with each other and anything you pair them with.
This combo also works well for a lunch date, as I styled it in these photos taken last week. I’ve owned my grayish-white blazer for at least a year. I’ve been wearing the same style of the tank for many years. The cut and style of jeans can make them feel updated and stylish. Skinny never worked for me; crops make my legs look too short, and I feel overwhelmed by the wide-leg styles. So I mostly reach for high-waist flare or boot-cut pants.
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