Hi Deborah and JoJami,On one of your teleseminars, you provided something I found really valuable for winter: a few “outfit” recipes (knit dress+scarf+black tights+riding boots, for example). I am looking for something similar for Summer — go-to combinations of warm weather clothing items that are age appropriate and not frumpy.
Can you suggest an outfit recipe for warm weather that will be comfortable and easy to throw on?
Thank you! Jill from LA, CA
Great to hear you are on our team when it comes understanding the concept of having “recipes” for outfits. Having our go-to “uniforms” ready in our closet means that we Glam Gals can run out the door at anytime and feel confident that we look presentable!
So how does a gal decide what to buy to create just an outfit? Well, we love to keep our eyes peeled for new trends that we spot on the street. One of those trends we found rather surprising…
Part 1: drum roll please…the Jean Jacket !
I (JoJami) can hardly believe I am suggesting this idea because I (hate to admit) have rolled my eyes at them for years. However, since Deb and I have been seeing them pop up all over the place, I broke down and recently bought one. It took some research because, I:
1) Wanted to make sure it was lightweight
2) Did not want to spend a lot on it.
I finally settled on one from Express. (Another shocker…not a place I usually shop!)
Part 2 : A stretchy casual dress.
This recent fun “find” is from a new line of clothing called Clover Canyon (Nordstroms). It is designed in Los Angeles and is known for it’s bright, cheery prints and comfy, stretchy fabric.
You might think that this would be something you wouldn’t wear that much, because it is so colorful and has a busy print, however I have been pleasanlty surprised at how many times I have already pulled this out and worn it.
If I’m home working it is super comfy and doesn’t wrinkle, so if I have to run out to the grocery store I can, and don’t have to change.
Plus this little summer dress is versatile and can can easily be layered when it starts to cool off in the fall. (If you are not fond of bold prints you could find something similar in a small stripe or even solid and it would still work.)
As soon as we get a cool night, I plan on adding a thin black stretch top and a pair of leggings and black lace up booties for a funky “out with the girls” or concert outfit! As I’m walking out the door, I’ll make sure to throw my jean jacket over my shoulder too!
We call this dressing Chic on the Cheap! With just 2 updated pieces you can go from summer into fall and feel like a million bucks without going over your budget.
If you like tips like these check out our e-book, Tweak Your Chic~ Chic on the Cheap.