If you're like me you tend to reach for the same four or five items in your wardrobe over and over. I'm
hoping this series will show you how changing out a few accessories can breathe new life into those same old clothes.
With this in mind I will be styling the same four basic bottoms over the next couple of weeks...
1. white straight leg jeans (similar)
2. olive shorts (similar)
3. cuffed skinny blue jeans (similar)
4. lightly distressed boyfriend jeans (same)
I think these four offer a true representation of what bottoms I might wear during a two week period. It's amazing how changing the top, accessories and shoes can transform each item.
Today I'm starting with skinny jeans and a tee shirt because I think that's the most typical example of what I wear everyday. This time I've added some pretty pink and orange earrings (similar), a pink and gold bracelet (similar) and gold watch (all from Kohls) and a cross necklace from Origami Owl.
I found this pretty pink t-shirt at Kohls and I love the color. It runs a little on the thin side so I am wearing a shaping tank top underneath to help hold everything in place. Shaping tanks take a little getting used to but they are totally worth it. When I was younger this was something I would have never thought about but now unless I want my jiggles exposed they are a fact of life.
My favorite tank for under t-shirts is by Sugar Lips. Be warned that they are snug and a bit of a challenge to get on and off but they do what they are supposed to do, so it's a good trade off.
I love this floral cross body bag I found at Kohls last weekend. It's the perfect size and the colors are great for summer plus it is a heavy faux leather and very easy to keep clean. The sandals are Candies from last year and I found them at Kohls as well.
The whole idea of me offering fashion advice is so that real, ordinary women can feel inspired to up their style game. And so here I am, farmers tan and all, taking more pictures of myself in the span of three months than I have in a lifetime. Even though this is more work than I thought it would be, I'm having so much fun. I'm learning to stand up tall, to watch my posture, to take pride in how I take care of myself and what I present to the world.
With that being said, I want to be sure and share an encouraging thought with every fashion post so that none of us gets hung up on our outer beauty too much. We as women are really good at comparing ourselves with other women even though no two of us are the same and not one of us is perfect. I can guarantee even the most seemingly well proportioned, beautiful woman out there sees the flaws in herself.
Give yourself a break. Learn to love yourself for the God given strengths you have and share those with the world. While there's nothing wrong with putting your best self out there, the physical stuff takes a back seat to what's in your heart.
That's it for day one. I hope you found this helpful and that you'll come back tomorrow to see what I'm styling for day two.
If you like this post you might also like my post on how to add layers to jeans and a t-shirt. and you can see the summer fashion series posts here.
I'm linking up with Sincerely Jenna Marie today...