I don’t have anything to wear (sometimes). There, I said it. One of my favorite things to do in life is plan a stylish outfit but I often found myself staring at my closet, willing the right pieces to come together to form one perfect outfit. Of course, I do have things to wear. I have a ton of options but sometimes I’m not feeling particularly creative and can’t seem to put the right pieces together to form the perfect outfit. So I think to myself that I don’t know what to wear because I know that if I say it out loud, Julian will inevitably roll his eyes and tease me to no end, rightfully so.
I love making a statement and wearing something bold, even if it’s outside of my comfort zone. Although I would love to always have a ton of time to do my makeup and get dressed, that is not often the case because I’m usually getting my toddlers ready and have limited time to pull my own self together. Therefore, I have a little formula I turn to when I need to put together a simple & stylish outfit in a limited amount of time. Here it is:
A printed dress + black opaque tights + a blazer + black suede pointy booties
= a simple & stylish look
The dress is soft and delicate, the blazer adds some masculinity, and the ankle boots add a little bit of edge. I think I started developing this formula in the second grade because I know I’ve put together similar outfits in the 90s, just replace the heeled booties with clogs. I know on some level, I’ll always be a 90s girl at heart.
The last thing I need when heading to an event is indecisiveness. I know I can turn to this no fail style equation to achieve the look I want. This fool proof outfit brings together some of my favorite layering pieces to create one simple outfit that looks stylish, chic and effortless. It’s fast, comfortable and you can add your own twist to make it your own. The key pieces here are really the blazer and booties. You need the blazer to create a layering effect and the booties make any dress look Parisian and chic. I did something similar in this post. Anyway, these are the pieces I rely on to elevate my outfits and make me feel stylish and comfortable, quickly. Let me know if you try this style formula. I’d love to see a photo!