The first look for today is about as casual as it gets for me. I wore a denim shirt and white Levi’s to go to the Post Office and the drive-through at the bank.
It was a thrill to capture a moment of sunshine in my backyard. The spring rains continued shortly after.
Since the days when I bought school clothes with babysitting money in my teen years, I have shopped for elements that work together. My ever-changing collection of accessories has always been an essential part of my wardrobe.
The shirt is from last year. Similar shirt here. The jeans are a couple of years old. Similar jeans here.
I thought it would be a fun and helpful exercise to show you how vastly different the same neutral solids can look after a switch in styling. I completely altered the attitude of this comfortable daytime look by changing the accessories and adding a bit more makeup.
From Ho-Hum to Va-Va-Voom took less than an hour. Having fun with fashion and embracing an ever-evolving sense of style doesn’t mean you have to keep buying lots of new things. You can wear what you already have differently.
I highly encourage you to enjoy the process of getting dressed in a way that pleases you each day. Personal style is self-expression. The only opinion that matters is yours. Don’t ever let anyone dim your light!
My skincare and regular daytime makeup routines are here and here.
I took these photos on the same afternoon, and I’m wearing the same shirt and pants.
Many women have written to ask, “Don’t you ever just lie around in your pajamas all day?” I don’t.
Never underestimate the uplifting power of getting dressed in a way that pleases you each day. I’ve been alone in quarantine for weeks, but have not spent one of those days in pajamas. Even if I am not going to be seeing people or leaving my house, I get dressed for myself each day. Some days, I have a lot more fun with it than others.
My favorite posts to share with you include styling tips. I hope these suggestions give you inspiration and ideas for using your collection in ways that bring you joy.