Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Weekend Uniform

I am slightly ashamed to admit that I practically LIVED in these jean shorts from Gap this weekend.  In fact, I didn't wear anything BUT shorts all weekend long.  I'm afraid I may have unearthed a new weekend uniform.  My stylist self is definitely disappointed that it doesn't involve heels or large statement jewelry, but alas, even this mom has to have her "uniform" back-up.

The key to keeping this look a step above your typical "jeans and t-shirt" look is all about the pieces you put together.  Think "slim" not "sloppy" and "polished" but not "perfect".  A dark denim short keeps this look from entering into a very casual territory- no rips or fading here.  The top half is fitted, but not tight.  Pairing flip flops or sneakers is totally okay, but stay away from rubber flip-flops or running shoes; save those items for the beach and gym.  Feel free to accessorize, but keep it light.  Pile on some skinny bangles or rope bracelets. 

I can't help but grin thinking about how easy it can be to look chic in just jeans and a t-shirt.  Yup.  Pretty great.  Don't you agree?