The other day we had a gloomy, grey day in San Diego. I wasn’t really in the mood to put much thought into my outfit because all I was just going to walk across the street to Starbucks and write all day.
However, I still have some advice in the back of my mind from a wise mentor during my time as a realtor…
Always look your best because you never know who you might meet.
My mentor was referring to potential clients or business partners. I still heed that advice to this day. Of course I’m not always going to dress up or look my absolute best, but I can put a teeny tad bit of effort into how I look.
Today was no exception. Although I had a headache, the sky was grey (normally I like this type of weather), and I was in a wonky mood, I went with my tried-and-true style essentials to create an effortlessly chic outfit: Fashion accessories.
The trick with accessories is to wear statement pieces that detract from your ho-hum outfit. Today I went with a gemstone ring my friend gave me that I always get compliments on (pictured above). The overcast grey day inspired me to pull out my grey Halston backpack. Although it is a minimalistic design, it’s the color that draws attention, plus the pebbled leather lends itself to a timeless and sophisticated look.
Yes, you CAN wear sweats
Remember that show “What Not to Wear” with Stacy London and Clinton Kelly? People would tell them about a friend or family member who needed a makeover, so they would sneak around following these women who were dressed unattractively. Oftentimes the women who needed this makeover lived in sweats and t-shirts. But where they failed is that their shoes were not stylish at all and their hair was simply a hot mess.
Way before “athleisure” became a trend, I was rockin’ stylish sweats and t-shirts because I just loved the idea of being comfortable. If you’re going to wear sweats, I believe it’s important to wear stylish sneakers and a hat, beanie, or headband to finish the look – especially if you’re feeling a little lazy and don’t feel like doing your hair that day.
Here’s a perfect example of looking cute in sweats from a Kohl’s catalog that I received in the mail…
Want more inspiration? Browse through these pictures and shop for fashion accessories that will add instant style to any t-shirt and sweats/jeans day…
Also, remember that it’s all about confidence when wearing any outfit. If you believe that you look cute and stylish, that energy will exude outward!