Wear sweatpants to work… yes please!
The fancier the shoe – the fancier outfit. If you want to dress-up these sweats – pull focus to the shoe.
Madewell: Marles Slouch Sweatpants -$95.00
Splendid: Melange Sweatpants: $98.00
Rag and Bone: Easy Sweatpant – $350.00
The Kooples: Side Stripe Sweatpants – $195.00
T by Alexander Wang: Fleece Sweatpants – $195.00
Tired of boring, old cable-knit sweaters? Try something new with an asymmetric hemline. It is not a huge change, but a subtle update that gives cold-weather wear a little edge.
These sweaters work best with layers that emphasize the design. Coordinate opposing color schemes to show-off the sleek lines. Then pair with leggings, skinny jeans or leathers for a look that says snuggly not sloppy.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Helmut Lang ~ Asymmetric Sweater: $276.50 (sale)
T by Alexander Wang ~ Asymmetric Ribbed Open-Knit Tunic: $98.00 (sale)
Mango ~ Alpaca Wool Asymmetric Sweater: $59.99
2ND DAY ~ Medium Grey Heather Stinne Pullover: $285.00
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Cover-ups keep you comfortable and stylish on the beach. If you do not want to bare all in swimwear, throw on a simple piece for a walk on the beach, dining al fresco or party/BBQ. You can invest in items created specifically as a cover-up, or find pieces in your closet that serve double duty on the beach.
As the sun goes down and it starts to get chilly, cover-up with a light oversized or cropped knit sweater or chambray shirt. The knit sweater will keep you warm and cozy with effortless style. The chambray shirt looks easy breezy worn open or for a bit more drama tie-up the ends.
For situations where you might need a bit more coverage: dining al fresco/outdoor pool party/beach BBQ, cover-up with a simple slip dress or tunic. These lightweight pieces are easy to slip-on over your swimsuit, and if the material happens to get wet, it will dry quickly. Spice it up a bit with some unexpected accessories that wouldn’t normally be worn in such a casual style: statement necklace, bold and vibrant earrings or stacked multi-textured bracelets.
Wraps are the most versatile way to cover-up your swimsuit. Usually made of a lightweight fabric, wraps come in solid colors and a variety of bright prints. Scour your closet for your favorite lightweight scarf. These are great alternatives for wraps and available in a wider variety of prints, patterns and colors. Simply wrap the scarf around your waist for a skirt cover-up or transform into a strapless tube dress by wrapping it like a towel. Safety pin to secure.
Repurpose these pieces found in your closet for a great day at the beach:
Brandy Melville ~ Kayla Sweater: $60.00
Calypso St. Barth ~ Castaway Cotton Tunic: $99.00 (sale)
T by Alexander Wang ~ Matte Jersey Crossback Maxi: $156.00
Gap ~ 1968 Chambray Tunic: $54.95
Juicy Couture ~ Chevron Striped Scarf: $23.40 (sale)
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