A casual look that allows comfort and self confidence can be difficult to pull together. On weekends, I want to take a break from heels, but not compromise on style. Traipsing around the grocery store in even a low heel can make my feet ache at the end of an hour.
Weekend casual can start with an attractive pair of flats. I have a pair of Softinos, a dark grey-black soft leather that compliments either boy jeans rolled up, or I can wear with khakis. I also have a fabulous pair of soft suede neutral flats with toe studs that elevate the look in style.
I always look to a great sleeveless tank as my go-to top for the weekend runs of groceries and errands, and I pair it with a different cardigans, or even a casual blazer. Layers work well for allowing a person to adjust their need for throwing on a sweater if you feel cool, or peeling it off if you find yourself outside on a sunlit balcony, enjoying a nice glass of wine.
I have a two styles of jeans that I prefer. The first is both a light and dark version of a boy jean that is rolled slightly above the ankle. For errands on the weekend, I wear these loose jeans for comfort with a black tank, and my favourite James Perse sweater. I also have a straight-leg skinny Kut jean , which is perfect for a weekend dinner out, dressed up with a heel. Kut jeans are very comfortable and giving, and dark jeans are generally considered dressier than a lighter colour. Pair it with a well cut blazer, and you are ready to enjoy a night on the town.
For jewelry, I have a rose gold Wilson watch, but I like to layer it with other bracelets. My choice for earrings are my gold discs from La Vie Parisienne. Hair up or down, these little gems seem to fit into whatever look I am trying to create. I also have my Tree of Life gold earrings for casual running around days.
Finally, although the weekends are usually makeup free, now and again it’s fun to take the time to create a different look to wear out for shopping or lunch. I love Bobby Brown makeup. This week I picked up the Electric Pink Art Stick for lips, and it’s great to line and fill, and then add a bit of clear gloss to tone down the matte. For eyes, I use the Brow Kit in the Saddle/Mahogany palette, and two eyeshadows – the Champagne Quartz and Ballet Pink. For a blush, I like the Pale Pink.
Here a few outfits I spied this week, and you can check out my pinterest board for more fashion stylings. Let me know what your favourites are!