Do you ask other women’s opinion when you’re shopping for clothes? I don’t. Oh sure, if something seems borderline, I may ask a put-together woman what she thinks. But honestly, her opinion doesn’t help me decide. I follow my instincts. I also prefer to shop for clothes alone. Today I’m talking about dressing for an efficient, fast shopping trip. The only shopping for sport I do, is with my daughter, who I don’t see nearly enough of.
Style has the power to transform your confidence. Working from the outside in, women can boost their confidence by hitting their Style Sweet Spot. Pam Lutrell and I began this new series, Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, to help those women who are struggling with their appearance. Each week we choose a scenario to show why, what and how we dress to reach our style sweet spot. Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you are sending the message you want people to see.
Two weeks ago Pam and I showed how we dress for airport travel. This week we are dressing for a shopping trip.
I’m sharing how I dress for a local shopping trip. I’d dress entirely differently if I were shopping downtown or in a fancy store. This is for the mall, in the burbs.
A hat? Are you serious Jennifer? You bet. After pulling clothes on and off over my head for several hours, my hair looks trashed. Nothing is going to help it look better. So I wear a hat! The bonus is a hat adds instant panache to any outfit. My destroyed hairstyle is hidden and I get a little boost of chic.
For shopping. I prefer tops with no buttons or zippers. This Modernist Top from Stella Carakasi is a soft cotton and just pulls over my head. The pretty georgette trim adds a bit of femininity without fussiness. I just roll my lips in, to cover my lipstick, when I take it on and off.
Pants with no zipper or snap. These Defining Moment Ankle Pants from Stella Carakasi are perfect! They’re a Super Stretch Tencel. They pull on and off in a flash and don’t bind. The top stitched seam runs down the hip and front of leg, rather than the side, which gives a slimmer look.
I always wear shoes that slip on and off. Laces, buckles and zippers just slow the process down.
When I go clothes shopping I want to look nice enough to get the respect and attention I deserve. I also want to dress in clothes that are easy to get on and off.
This is my first experience wearing Stella Carakasi clothes and I love them! Their fabrics use natural fibers, are easy care and feel elegant on your body. The colors are delicious. Soft and sophisticated with subtle shading. The silhouette and shapes are unique and wearable. All around a win win!!
Now lets pop over and see how Pam hits her Style Sweet Spot..
Disclaimer: I chose and was provided these Stella Carakasi clothes. The opinions are all mine. My full disclosure statement is here.