If rain is falling or the weather turns cool, a shirt and slim-fitting pants always serve me well. For most of my adult life, this has been my go-to dressing formula when the weather is too warm to wear a jacket or cardigan. Of course, I wear loose-fitting floaty dresses when the weather is sweltering and humid, but that only lasts for a few weeks here.
The fabric and cut of the pearl accented blouse over slim-fitting black ankle pants (the pants here) and animal print pumps elevate this look. Unique jewelry and the orange straw clutch made the combination work, even for going out to dinner.
The beautiful pearl and silver bracelet above is still available here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
Sunday afternoons are more casual and relaxed, so white jeans (here) and espadrilles (similar shoes here) with any shirt (similar shirt here) are a good choice. I am comfortable and appropriate whether we visit friends and family or go out for vegetarian pizza and a drive through the country.
During the week, I sometimes run errands or check on my parents, but primarily I am working around my home or relaxing while reading a book. Soft, comfortable, easy-care neutral basics always serve me well. Olive or brown jeans are great neutrals, but they aren’t good colors near my face. Olive pants (similar here) with navy, pink, white, or black shirts can work with my cool coloring.
Since all the items in this post are more than a year old, I’m sharing where I usually shop. Similar elements are here – here – here – here and here. The pink oxford shirt is my most recent purchase. I bought it here. I purchased my first oxford shirt in 1973 with babysitting money and have been wearing them since. I hope that my posts help you discover some new combinations in your closet.
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