Ahhh, book club. Good friends, good conversation, a glass of wine…. You might even get around to talking about the book too! :)
If your book club is like most of the ones I know about, you and your friends probably keep things pretty casual, but that doesn’t mean you should run out the door in your sweatpants and flip-flops. Here are three easy style recipes to keep you looking both casual and polished at your next book club meeting. Bonus: all of these pieces can mix and match with other things in your wardrobe for maximum versatility.
Cardigan + Leggings + Flats
This first look is super simple and super comfy. Wear your favorite leggings with chic ballet flats and a long cardigan. It is the ultimate throw-on-and-go outfit, something you’ll particularly appreciate if you’re running late. (Guilty!) Here I’ve chosen a duster cardigan. Light-weight dusters started to show up in a big way this summer, and they are carrying right on into fall in sweater versions.
If you don’t have one of these, consider adding one to your wardrobe. They’re a no-brainer with leggings and skinny jeans, but I also love the way they can make a dress a little more casual. Add a bright accessory like this red tote – great for carrying your books! – for a little bit of a pop.
Blouse + Jeans + Booties
The statement sleeve blouse I’m showing above can be used in a trilogy of outfits. It dresses up a pair of jeans beautifully, but it would pair equally well with a black pencil skirt and pumps for the office. At night, switch those pumps to strappy sandals, add a little bling, and voila! – you’ve got a dressy look to wear for drinks and dinner.
Sweater Dress + Boots + Scarf
For those times when you want a break from jeans and leggings, a cozy, casual sweater dress is the way to go. I’ve chosen this red dress to not only give you a much-needed break from black. The red is also a color that will be great to have as we move into the holiday season. Add some tights and footwear.
While you could easily do booties with this look, I’ve shown it here with these flat heeled riding boots. I’m happy to report that tall boots with dresses are making a comeback (it’s kind of like a sequel) and look fresh after several seasons of booties ruling the roost. To keep the look casual while giving you some extra warmth, throw a big plaid scarf around your shoulders. Scarves are a great way to add style to almost any look.
What do you like to wear to book club?