I think you’d agree that figuring out how to dress casual is a daily head scratching dilemma. Between trying to be comfortable and still look classy and updated, it sometimes it just seems easier to stick with the same old “uniform” you always pull out to wear.
But this mother (JoBee) and her daughters (JoJami/Jannen) put some effort into it and nailed casual dressing when they went to visit the Herb Ritts fashion photography exhibit at the beautiful Getty museum. It was an afternoon filled with lots of walking so they all opted to wear flats. The big trick was how to throw some pizzazz into the mix. Here’s a breakdown of dressing ideas they used:
Start with the Pants
Take a peek at any store window and you will see that print jeans are everywhere. The trick here is to keep it simple. Let the pants shine and the accessories tone them down.
JoBee has on metallic blue jeans that are really sexy at night with a black top and boots, but for day she can have a little fun with adding the colorful jacket. JoJami loves her leopard print pants that she dresses up at night with sexy booties and Janeen adds more gltiz at night when she wears these patterned silver jeans, but by day they pare it down.
|Print jeans and simple blouse:
The best way to show off your patterned jeans is with a plain shirt or silky blouse.
|If you tuck in you will want a neutral colored belt:
This belt adds just the perfect touch to finishing off Janeen’s outfit. Having a classic leather belt is one item that can instantly jazz up an outfit.
|Hats Off to Accessorizing!
This fedora keeps the sun off your skin and can be worn if you’re having a bad hair day, too! If you opt for a scarf, make sure it’s thin, breezy and not too bulky so it won’t weigh down your outfit.
|Summer Straw Tote:
This tote is lightweight and will go with any casual outfit. You could wear just this one bag all summer and do just fine.
You are walking a lot. Loafers are often more comfortable than ballet flats because they are a little wider at the toe.