Hello and welcome to my blog. Here at Dressed for My Day we’re pairing up with Susanne at Thompson Hill to Style Spring. Here in Arizona it’s definitely feeling like spring. And this is exactly the kind of day I love wearing today’s outfit. I’m styling jeans for a casual spring look.
No, you’re not imagining things. If you visited me Monday you saw this same sweater in a dressier look. That post was one of my most popular in a while. But today I’m using this true green boyfriend cardigan to top a truly casual spring look.
Granted I did add this pretty silk scarf to my outfit, but otherwise this combination is purely relaxed.
This is the kind of outfit I love to wear when I’m out and about with my husband in Tucson. It’s comfortable and relaxed, but I still look put together and smart. Plus, layers are always a benefit during this changing weather.
In Monday’s post I talked about creating a column of color underneath this long, green cardigan. Do you see that I’ve really done the same thing here? Instead of the column of color being black, it’s navy. Sure my 3/4 length sleeve tee is navy and white striped, but the effect is the same.
However, I didn’t extend the column of color to my feet this time. If you’re shorter (I’m 5’8″) you could create a longer silhouette by carrying the same navy into your shoes. You could go with these same sneakers in navy or wear my navy loafers. These sneakers run a little large, so you might need to size down. But they’re very comfy.
By the way, speaking of height, this boyfriend cardigan is also available in petite sizes.
In my closet this navy and white striped tee serves as a wardrobe essential. You’ll undoubtedly see it again. I’m wearing a small in this one, so it runs true to size. It’s also available in coral/ivory and summer sage/ivory combinations.
This outfit is really so straight forward. It’s just a tee and jeans. But as I explained in yesterday’s post about creating winning outfits, the secret is in having only one star (the green sweater), a guest star or two (the silk scarf) and plenty of interesting supporting players (the jeans, striped tee, navy bucket bag and sneakers) that work well together to beautifully tell your story.
Let me know if you have any questions about this outfit. I’m so thankful you stopped in. If you’re visiting from Susanne’s blog, welcome! Please take a moment to look around. I’d love for you to look into joining my Dressed for My Day community.
And my regular gals, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out Susanne’s spring outfit and styling tips.
Blessed for My Day
Does talking about your relationship with the Lord come easy to you or does it feel awkward? Why is it that we sometimes struggle to express to other people how we’ve experienced God’s goodness and faithfulness? I think it’s purely a device of the enemy. Satan doesn’t want us to genuinely and authentically praise the Lord.
But the best way to get more relaxed and even enthusiastic about sharing our testimony with others is simply to do it. Yep. Just do it. And if we share just a little each day with someone, soon it will feel natural and easy to talk about the One we love. You could even begin with praising the Lord to your dog! Share an answer to prayer, a surprise blessing or a way God has shown you favor or grace recently with someone today.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7