Our chances to dress up or reasons to make an extra effort with our appearance has been seriously limited these days. Comfortable and easy-to-wear have become the name of the game for most of us these days so I take my opportunities whenever I find them. It’s usually a trip to the supermarket, pharmacy, or doctor appointment. I used to describe my errands as “have to’s” until I reread this book by Gretchen Rubin, which reminded me I “get to” do these things. Do you look at life that way?
I discovered this jumpsuit here. One reader said she almost didn’t open the post because it talked about athleisure clothes. I admit I haven’t always been a fan, but times are changing so I’m finding a way to make it work for my style.
OK, back to this jumpsuit. For hanging out at home, I wear it with comfy flip-flops ( horrors, yes I wear this orthopedic pair), and a pair of earrings. Karl Lagerfeld is famously quoted as saying, “I am physically allergic to flip-flops”, but I’m guessing he didn’t have my feet or live my lifestyle. These provide metatarsal support and are ideal for low arches and flat feet.
To dress it up I topped it with a classic linen jacket, added a belt, and switched to very comfy, cork wedge sandals. I also covered the drawstring waist with this woven belt that I picked up during a laundry supply run at Target. I opted for a large so it would be long enough to wrap and tuck it after I snaked it through the buckle.
If I topped this with a white cardigan, it wouldn’t have had the same effect as this blazer. Cardigans are super comfy, offer arm coverage but are infinitely more casual. This is the type of blazer you may have hanging in your closet from your work wardrobe. Just because your lifestyle has changed doesn’t mean your workwear or more formal pieces can’t be worn.
I’m also wearing these fabulous earrings from Dean Davidson and a tiny rose-gold bee pin. Stay tuned for my post on Dean Davidson’s amazing designs plus a very special discount for my readers.
Have you embraced athleisure wear? Have you experimented with dressing it up?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.