One of the most common style quandaries my styling clients face involves casual dress, rather than special occasion or more formal attire.
Interesting, isn’t it?
The way I see it is that anyone can look good with effort and time, it’s the day-to-day grind that leaves us searching for style inspiration and motivation to get out of those comfy yoga pants. Also, with more and more women working or running small businesses from home, finding a balance of practical comfort and figure-flattering style becomes the biggest challenge of all. So many times I catch myself thinking, “Well, since no one is going to see me today, why bother with a fussy outfit?”
Am I right, or am I right? Tell me I’m not alone.
Here’s my professional style advice to you — free of charge: invest in a dress.
What I’m Wearing:
Not just any dress. A stretchy, body skimming, ribbed, midi-dress like THIS ONE from WHO WHAT WEAR x TARGET COLLECTION is what casual, comfortable style is all about. You can dress it up with ankle booties, or even give it an athleisure spin with your favorite SNEAKERS.
During the colder weather months I wear mine layered over a LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT and OPAQUE TIGHTS, but have also worn the same dress with SANDALS and a lightweight, MILITARY ANORAK. This Who What Wear ribbed midi dress is probably one of the best wardrobe investments I’ve made in a long time — and by investment, I mean under $50 purchase.
Do the ANKLE BOOTIES look familiar? A few weeks ago I expressed my love for this budget friendly, designer-inspired style — you can read about it HERE. They do not disappoint — seriously, they’re so comfortable! There are only a few sizes left in both the black, as well as the taupe — so hurry.
In case you’re inspired by my Who What Wear ribbed midi dress, here’s a collection of my favorite ribbed, midi dresses for all budgets. Take a look — you will not be disappointed.
Those yoga pants could use a rest, anyway.
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(Photography by SHANNON AHLSTRAND)