A great-fitting pair of dark jeans with almost any simple top and a pretty scarf allows for an effortless casual look that always feels more elevated. I look for scarves with blocks of bold colors that are right for my cool complexion and large enough to drape nicely. The fabric should be soft and supple.
I often get asked about the scarves I wear, so I’m happy to show you one that is still available here. Styling tip: take an oblong scarf by one corner and let it fall straight down, then drape it around your neck. Adjust one end to rest close to your hip, wrap the other end around again, and let it fall loosely down your back. Pull the front loop down to form a more flattering scoop neckline and keep the bulk above the bustline.
My jeans are in the dark color wash, “Cast Shadows” here. The size I am wearing is a 29 waist and a 30 length. The fit of the 724™ High Rise Straight Jeans is perfect for my shape since I have straight hips and a flat behind. If you also have lots of extra fabric at the hip when you try on jeans, it may be that you are trying on the wrong fit for your shape. However, if you always have a gap at the back waist of jeans, try a curvy fit.
I bought the navy blazer at J.Crew a couple of years ago. It is light enough to wear with a tank on a cool summer evening, but I added it over a v-neck cashmere sweater here. Unfortunately, the V-neck sweater from Everlane is about four years old. The neckline is too low for my taste, so I layered it over a sleeveless black blouse from Banana Republic. I try to share links immediately when I make a new purchase, but the older items are no longer available.
My eyeglasses are Ralph by Ralph Lauren RA7094, in purple and teal. Now that my hair is a little longer, I feel more comfortable wearing hoop earrings. I found these silver ones at T.J.Maxx a couple of years ago. Here is a bit larger but similar pair of earrings. The black crossbody camera bag is also at least two years old from J.Crew.
The slightly chunky loafers are by Franco Sarto. I bought them last year at Nordstrom.
I’m standing in Boulder Park at the VA in Johnson City, where we snapped a few photos before visiting my family and getting some takeout for a late Sunday lunch.
You may already have similar items in your closet, but I hope that sharing my styling tips and sources helps you build a wardrobe that makes you happy and comfortable. A summary of recent outfits is here. In addition, shopping links on this website may allow me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.