A great wardrobe’s foundation includes the basics perfect for you and your lifestyle. My daily casual looks and combinations often start with a white tee and jeans that evolve as activities change. For example, the tissue-weight white tee here is the ideal foundation for various layered looks. It skims the body without being bulky or too loose. The slightly bootcut jeans here look equally good with block-heeled pumps, chunky loafers, or short boots.
We often have lunch with a group of friends on Friday afternoons. This delightful group includes grandparents, their son-in-law, adult grandchildren, and lifelong friends, from a doctor to a construction company owner to an interior decorator. Some of us are retired, some take a quick break during the workday, and others may return to assisted living later.
The restaurant is casual, but I always lean toward elevated casual attire. Dressing for your personality helps boost confidence and makes me feel more comfortable and appropriate. In addition, accessories such as scarves, jackets, shoes, and bags add flare and personality.
I first showed the jacket here. I purchased it here. A similar scarf is here, and a similar belt is here. Similar suede pumps are here. The bag is here.
The vest is at least three years old. A similar one is here. The loafers are here. The eyeglasses frames are by Ralph Lauren, and I got them about three years ago.
I hope that sharing snippets of my everyday life and how I dress for various occasions inspires you to put together comfortable looks from what you own. However, using the shopping links on this site may allow me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.