Hi gals, and welcome to Dressed for My Day. My goal here, with each and every post, is to inspire and help women like us to dress beautifully and appropriately for our unique days so that we can engage graciously and authentically with those around us and influence them well. That gets easier when we build a versatile wardrobe full of pieces we love and can wear multiple ways. Today I’m sharing the third of 3 ways to style crop chinos. This final look is decidedly for warmer days!
As expected, reader reviews have been mixed on these crop chinos in toasted barley. But maybe, even if you were on the fence before, your eyes are beginning to adjust a little to this contemporary pant silhouette. I have to tell you, I’m liking them more and more. No, they’re not especially figure flattering, but they are modern and fresh. So there’s that.
I’ve chosen to style them again with a crisp but loose fitting white popover, this time in a short sleeve. I’m just really crushing on these white shirts this spring. The long sleeve one I wore in yesterday’s post has ample room in the sleeves for rolling up, but I think I’m going to like having a short sleeved shirt in my wardrobe, too. In fact, I also recently ordered this one from Everlane (for half the price!!!) to see how it compares.
As I’ve begun putting together my spring wardrobe using the plan I described in this previous post, I’ve discovered that I’m more and more drawn to very basic pieces put together in interesting and contemporary blends. That’s why I envision these white poplin shirts serving as workhorses in my closet this spring and summer.
These shirts create such a fresh blank palette on which to add color and interest with your accessories. Yesterday a reader commented that she’d like to see an upcoming post on spring accessories. You’ve got it! But meanwhile, check out the darling bandanas available at Madewell.
Mine is “wisteria dove multi,” but there are so many other fresh designs and colors. And these relatively inexpensive squares can be worn in your hair, around your neck, as a bracelet or tied onto your handbag. And the light, airy fabric just whispers, “spring…”
I further added interest to this look with my footwear. I chose leopard print flats, but you could achieve the same look with snakeskin, polka dot, stripes, camouflage or any other interesting print. My shoes have grown over time (or my feet have shrunk!) and I’m tired of them slipping off my feet, so I’m ordering these very economical leopard print flats right now! And then later I’ll probably swap them out for my leopard print sandals.
But this look really pulled together when I topped it with my denim jacket.
Finally, I grabbed my large leather tote to carry along. My leather tote is a little pricey, but I’ve enjoyed using it quite frequently. Madewell has so many other similar totes to choose from in a full range of sizes. But you can also find similar faux leather bags for a fraction of the price.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing 3 ways to wear crop chinos this spring and summer. If you missed either of the other posts, be sure to check them out, too.
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It’s not true, dear sister, that God never gives us more than we can handle. In fact, He absolutely does allow into our lives circumstances that are completely overwhelming. Just ask a mom who has buried a child, a woman who has had to raise her children by herself or one who has finally “rung the bell” on the last day of her chemotherapy treatments.
So if you feel like you are sinking right now, your feelings of desperation are not a sign that you lack faith or that God has forgotten you. You are not failing just because you are floundering. We all have moments of panic when we don’t know how we’ll survive the next day. But the good news is that God will lovingly carry you through those hard days. And yes, one day you will look back from the other side and be amazed…not at your own faith…but at His faithfulness.
But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior ~ Isaiah 43:1-3a