... View the Post
Chic sighting Archives - Page 2 of 4
... View the Post
Now that we can occasionally pull out our sweaters in Chicago, I've noticed that a LOT of women are wearing a simple beige wrap cardigan in all sorts of lovely ways: ... View the Post
A variety of shades of purple, but all of them using navy as their neutral, from the most simple choices of navy pumps with a purple dress, to a very dressy silk blouse and velvet skirt ensemble. ... View the Post
This first outfit is what got me looking for turquoise - the pieces are all really simple, but the color combination was striking, and the proportion of the long tee shirt, the cropped cardigan, and the modestly longer shorts was both pretty and unique. Once I started to focus on looking for turquoise with navy, I saw it quite a few times!
And as I've noticed before, when you started to actually collect clothes in these colors, it becomes an effortless capsule or travel wardrobe! ... View the Post
As before, I find it striking that if you commit yourself to a favorite color, and carefully assemble a few outfits to reflect this preference, you then have - almost without trying - assembled a travel capsule wardrobe. Yes, there are a lot of shoes here, but they're mostly rather flat, and would pack easily. Three scarves, three pieces of jewelry, and you have dozens of options! ... View the Post
I saw a couple of these outfits late last winter, and then didn't see the color combination again until this week, where I spotted it a handful of times. This is a great look to collect if yellow flatters you...
What a fun capsule travel wardrobe this could be! ... View the Post
I've left the grey garments the same as the ones that I used with shades of green last week, in order to really emphasize the degree to which these outfits shift in their mood and appearance based on the accent color used. Here again, we see a successful pairing of warm and cool colors!
And I noticed as I was pulling together these various looks - all of these garments, taken together, make a very lovely and rather versatile capsule wardrobe. Yet another compelling reason to decide once and for all what your favorite "signature" motif or theme might be, and build upon it! ... View the Post
Not a color combination I would have thought of, but I've seen it a lot recently, and it's been beautiful! There's a LOT of grey on the streets of Chicago these days - I'm going to revisit it a handful of times...
... View the Post
One very striking dress, and one utterly simple and classic dress:
A great printed tee shirt with exquisitely well-matched shorts, and very fun zippy red moccasins. And a shirt covered with tiny red hearts, accented with red leather accessories, and white capris.
All shirts have sleeves rolled up, this time of year... ... View the Post
Awkward is always awkward. If you seriously feel that this is something you want to improve, look into yoga, ballet, or some other physical activity. Nobody is too old to improve muscle control and enhance their grace.
More than anything else, you have to look like yourself. You can dress up in outfits that are supposed to make you more professional, or sexier, or more elegant, but ultimately you have to dress like yourself. Yes, of course it is possible for you to be more professional, more sexy, and more elegant, so long as at the core of everything, you continue to have a core SOMETHING that is truly you, as you are now.
So many of the people that I see when I'm hiking around Chicago look as if they ... View the Post
As soon as the weather warms up, white clothes are a common choice, even in Chicago. I personally would be more likely to go out naked than to wear white - especially a white dress, but I admire many of these choices. They bring a freshness to summer, and color to the streets.
And note that there are, indeed, a pair of leggings in the mix here. Worn, modestly, with a tunic that covers all of the anatomically graphic bits... ... View the Post