In yesterday’s YouTube video I shared 12 Spring Wardrobe Essentials, and I’m mixing three of them today in one of my favorite style formulas. This is the no-fail spring outfit formula that you can duplicate with full assurance that you’ll look so chic and stylish…every. single. time.
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Now I know a few of my readers don’t care for my full leg modern chinos, but I love them. And if they’re not your bag, please be nice to me today in the comments feed; it’s my birthday! For real. Yes, I turned 59 today. I’m counting down the days to 60 now. Oh boy.
I’ll take a moment to share that I am wearing two different types of shoes in today’s post: my white leather sneakers (similar and more economical option) and my modern loafers. I think both work beautifully with these casual pants, depending on the vibe you want to create with your outfit and the styling techniques you want to use to reach your personal style goals.
But today’s post really isn’t about the chinos or the footwear. It’s about the no-fail spring outfit formula that you can actually work with most any pants and/or shoes.
I know it sounds simple…and it is…but the dividends produced by working this style formula are exponential. (If I just butchered mathematical language, please forgive me…it’s my birthday!)
Hopefully you’ve heard me say it before, but one of the keys to looking “chic” is to create outfits that are easy on the eyes. When an outfit looks cohesive, harmonious and fairly simple, but also signals that a little effort was made, wow. That’s chic. So any time you can duplicate the same color in your top and outer piece, that’s a step in the right direction.
To work this simple but effective no-fail spring outfit formula, I wore my azalea pink ribbed tank top (size up) under my pink striped relaxed fit shirt (TTS). I love pink and khaki, so I completed my formula with my full leg modern chinos here. But Tuesday I wore this same pink combo with my Paige jeans, ivory mules (more economical option) and trench coat. I got so many compliments on that outfit. My hairdresser immediately said, “I LOVE all the pink!” when she saw me.
So you could easily work this same outfit with other colors, too, of course. I recently picked up this tank in Sapphire (no longer available in that color) to wear with this blue striped shirt (new favorite! TTS) and this one (great price, but final sale; TTS). I tried on this blue striped shirt at Talbots Tuesday, but it’s too long for my liking. But if you prefer a longer shirt, it’s a nice one. And it would look great with white ankle jeans and a blue tank.
You may have noticed that I added some blue accessories to the outfit above, too. I personally think the addition of the blue bag and earrings in the same color looks really chic. But that’s really up to you. We all have different style aesthetics, and some of us will feel more comfortable layering on a lot of the same color while others will prefer a more subtle approach. But the key is to keep your colors to just the one in your top and whatever neutral you’re wearing. Otherwise, that’s a completely different outfit formula and not quite as no-fail either.
I’ve mentioned this style formula before in terms of blazers and tanks or tees. But with button-up shirts “having a moment,” I think it’s really smart to create this style with that shirt and tank. And this is a formula you can carry on into summer, working it with gauze and linen button-up shirts, too.
Can you think of items you have in your wardrobe with which you could work this no-fail spring outfit formula? Will you need to add a new tank or tee to make it work? What color will you wear in your two top pieces? I’d love to hear from you today. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping in.
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Especially in a world where so much news is at our fingertips and we’re made privy to more than our share of hard realities, we’re going to have moments of panic. It’s natural and normal to occasionally feel a little anxious about something. But the question is, what happens next? When those feelings of anxiety and unsettling fear land on you, what do you do with them?
The Bible addresses fear more than most any other topic. God is aware of our frailty and insecurities. And He’s undoubtedly understanding of how harsh life can be at times. So I don’t believe He gets angry when we get afraid. But He does whisper to our hearts, “Do not fear.” He does not want us to be afraid. Instead He calls us to trust in Him. I find that when I reflect on how much God loves me and nestle down into that assurance, my fears are replaced with trust and peace returns.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. ~ 1 John 4:18