Combining neutrals with pops of color, interesting texture, or bold geometric prints is an art form, and adding accessories can make the look yours. Yves Saint Laurent said, “Accessories are what, in my opinion, pull the whole look together and make it unique.”
Maintaining the correct balance for your shape is essential for successful styling. Proportion includes the consideration of how the parts affect the whole. For example, button placement on your jacket may fall well below your navel. The odd location can make your legs look very short. A long tunic worn with crop pants and flats can have the same shortening and widening effect.
The cashmere sweater tied over my shoulders kept me warm, but it also creates a long vertical line and a deep V. Since I am wearing flat canvas shoes, I chose a lightweight cotton top that stops at the top of my legs. The bright pop of color from the salmon-colored tote adds interest as well as function.
The casual dress code is always a struggle for me. I wore the same top and pants in the post here, which feels much more authentic to my style personality.
You can find my favorite No-Show socks ever here. They stay in place, even when I wear them on my three-mile morning power walks. Use the code SHEEC25 to get 25% off all Sheec socks until June 30.
Mr. Mickey and I dressed in soft, comfortable jeans and layers for a long drive through the mountains on Sunday. A picnic was in our plans, but we decided we weren’t hungry, so we continued through the beautiful mountains and breathtaking valleys to enjoy the rare sunny spring day. New records have been set for rainfall here this year, so the landscape is lush.
We stopped to take some photos in the shady parking lot of the Carter Mansion.
For the next couple of hours, we drove through the mountains before passing through Shady Valley.
Trees at the higher elevations still haven’t produced full leaves.
We have several nesting pairs of bald eagles around the lakes and rivers here. It’s always a thrill to see them, even though it’s usually from a great distance. We were passing over a busy bridge, so I couldn’t zoom in fast enough, but there are two soaring through the sky at the center of the photo above. I shot the image below during a previous spring outing.