Here is an inspiring headline I saw: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones always looks good – even when she does the food shopping.
Catherine Zeta-Jones commented: I owe it to my fans to wear my best when I go to the supermarket.
I’ve chatted endlessly about the need for some kind of casual what to wear to the grocery store outfit because I agree with Catherine that there’s no reason not to try to look nice when you go out.
You can dress casually and comfortably, but still looks stylish running errands. It just takes planning.
First, you need to have your “going to the grocery store” outfit all ready and hanging in the closet. Otherwise, you will end up wearing any old thing.
This outfit would consist of:
- cute but comfortable shoes, like sneakers or flat/low booties
- stretch jeans, leggings (or a casual knit dress)
- coordinating stretch top
- Sweater or jacket (make sure these cover your bottom if you wear leggings)
- a great bag
- a touch of bling such as earrings
- if you’re having a bad hair day, then you will need a cute cap
- Neutral colors are always a good choice for a casual, classy look.
This outfit above is shown with leggings, but you could easily substitute with a pair of stretchy black jeans. It’s simple and causal, but is co-ordinated and has cute shoes and accessories.
The fun part of creating an outfit like this is gathering up all the pieces and then finding a unique hook or spot where the entire outfit is always ready to go.
You may not need more than 1 going shopping outfit per season since you rarely run into the same person when you’re out. (This one is great for fall.)
However, If you shop a lot, you may want to have 2 or 3 slightly different versions of your shopping outfit. So instead of creating one going shopping outfit, you would create a going shopping clothing module.
Modules are a way of dressing that saves you tons of time and money while giving you more versatility. To find out more about how to create the wardrobe modules, you can read about them in my e-book Chic on the Cheap- How to create a wardrobe on a budget.
Now you’ll look and feel good no matter who you might happen to run into. Happy Shopping.