This weekend casual look came about when I purchased this Fair Isle sweater from J. Crew. The company has been having a bit of trouble recently, demonstrated by the fact that they’re running items at a near constant 40-50% off. Prints and patterns are atypical for me but I was looking for a piece to liven up my basics. The bright blue colors and combo stripes and pattern in this piece called out and I wasn’t disappointed when the sweater arrived. The wool quality (which has gotten to be suspect on some recent J. Crew pieces) is good and while the arms are bit snug with a shirt layered underneath, I’m afraid going up a size would make things too boxy through the middle.
Are you lucky enough to be heading somewhere warm this winter? If so, it’s time to start thinking about resort wear. In this 3-part series, we’ll be looking at casual day wear, swim and evening looks. First up is casual day wear. We’ve used a navy, sand and white color scheme throughout for better mix and match opportunities with the accessories.
Resort Shorts Look
Our first look pairs white side-button detail shorts with a chambray top and some brightly colored accessories. It’s a look that will keep you cool but polished when out sightseeing. If you’ve never tried colored sunnies before, try easing in with a deep blue pair. They’re a bit easier to carry off than some lighter and brighter hues and this pair coordinates with all the outfits shown today.
- Chambray One Shoulder Top
- White House Black Market Maritime Coastal Stretch Shorts – 64
- Splendid Eliza Platform Ankle Wrap Espadrille
- Tory Burch 55 mm Sunglasses
- Kate Spade Forever Stud Earrings (two of five great colors shown)
- Tory Burch Collins Double Wrap Leather Strap Watch
- Clare V Madras Pouch
Perhaps surprisingly, I’ve come to rely on Target’s C9 line as my workout wear of choice. It’s super-reasonably priced, offers a great weight and coverage (unlike those transparent numbers of the 2013 Lululemon debacle) and hold up well to countless washing. Target refreshes the line multiple times throughout the year providing a steady supply of new prints and colors. Old Navy also makes cute, inexpensive active wear pieces.
Currently the C9 line is running at 25% off prices below with code SAVE25.
Workout Wear: Clothes
These limited edition Anna Kaiser for C9 pieces are dance inspired and have great details.
- Limited Edition Anna Kaiser for C9 Layering Top Sweatshirt – $34.99
- Anna Kaiser for C9 Strappy Back Sports Bra – $19.99
- Anna Kaiser for C9 Side Cut-out Leggings – $39.99