I didn’t have any social engagements on my calendar this week, but did have several projects around the house and a long list of outside errands to run. As I was getting dressed yesterday morning, I thought “why not?” take my style up a notch for a few hours out of the house. Even if it was just to do mundane things like buying dog food.
Our weather’s cooled off again, so I took advantage of the opportunity to wear my lightweight wool navy jacket, purchased last year in Venice (Italy). I love this jacket because it has all the versatility of a navy blazer without looking like the top half of a suit.
I felt as though making the extra effort to look put-together energized me. I was able to get a lot accomplished without losing my initiative.
The scarf is from Kenzo, and was purchased a few years ago in Paris. It’s still one of my favorites. The print reminded me at first of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” I only later realized it was also an abstract leopard print.
I picked up these classic Gucci loafers in Paris a couple of years ago, and actually wore them around there for a few hours right away. Without socks. I know, I live on the edge. 😆 But they were (and still are) amazingly comfortable, and add just the right amount of polish to a casual outfit. I had my cobbler add a rubber half-sole to help extend their life. Here’s a similar budget-friendly style that’s well-reviewed.
How do you like to elevate a casual outfit?