Yesterday we met up with family for a lovely Sunday brunch al fresco to (belatedly) celebrate le Monsieur’s birthday. One of the best things about living in Southern California is being able to enjoy patio dining almost year-round.
A “polished casual” jeans alternative
I probably could have worn jeans, but was happy to have a casual alternative. While I’ve always been a “jeans girl,” lately I’ve been feeling a bit burned out on them. I’ve been on the hunt for brown pants (that aren’t suit trousers) for several seasons now. Navy and black are relatively easy to find, but darker, warm brown has been elusive until this season. These are comfortable and easy to style, and I’m sure they’ll be a workhorse in my wardrobe.
If you’re looking for something similar, here are a few more polished casual alternatives to jeans:
Building a cohesive wardrobe
Many of you have asked to see more ideas for re-mixing favorite wardrobe pieces, so that’s what I’ll be focusing on with my outfit posts going forward*. When I first began revamping my wardrobe after my color analysis, I knew it would take some time. I’ve done a lot of experimenting, and had some mis-steps along the way, but I’ve finally found my groove. And after 2+ years, I feel like have what I need to cover the bases for how we’re living now.
Striking a balance between novelty and sustainability can be a challenge. But a cohesive wardrobe with pieces that can be worn in multiple combinations is one way to thread that needle. (I managed to get several different looks from my recent travel wardrobe, with far fewer pieces than I currently have in my closet.)
I’ll be posting more in coming weeks about creating wardrobe cohesion, and whether you’re looking to revamp or pare back your wardrobe, or are somewhere in between, I hope to have some helpful ideas and tips to share.
*I do have one prior commitment with a brand to share some new pieces next month, and will always disclose any relationships with brands or gifted items.
Is there a particular style or color you’d like to add to your wardrobe, but have found to be elusive?