Let’s talk about weekend looks in the fall and winter. First off, weekend looks are all about comfort for me. Whenever possible I avoid zippers, buttons, or anything else that restricts my movement (that’s what weekdays are for). On top of that it’s really cold this time of the year and I’m basically living in layers. That being sad, for the #Moms30for30 challenge, I wanted to push myself to try and create a few new go-to weekend looks, which I can also use on casual office days. I find that I’ll either get super dressed up for the office, or show up in jeans, t-shirt, and converse with zero effort. Hoping this little weekend experiment will result in some better options for casual Fridays (or Wednesdays) at the office too.
Since I missed posting yesterday, I’m combing two looks today. Be sure to scroll through as I’m sharing a Style Takeaway after each outfit that you can use in your own looks too! (PS: If these takeaways are working for you, please let me know, and if there is something else you want to see I’d love to hear your suggestions!)
This look is totally deceiving, because it actually came together pretty polished, but this is my coziest jersey dress – it feel like wearing pajamas. I decided to try the socks and boots trend here and totally loved it. The only thing I would have changed; I should have worn sheer tights! I was freezing the day I wore this outfit. My plan is to head to Winners this afternoon and load up on thick tights.
Unfortunately, everything in this look is from past season so I couldn’t find links but sharing outfit details below:
Jacket: Old Navy
Leg Warmers: Dollar Store (they have some random good stuff, it’s worth wandering the aisles sometimes!)
A very basic wardrobe piece can be elevated to ‘polished and pull together’ status by adding a nice a piece of outerwear or a fun touch like my legwarmers.Without the pop of red, this is just a basic dress, but when I added the coat it became an outfit. I used a similar style recipe on Day 2, when I upgraded my jeans and sweater look with a light pink jacket and hat. That’s the beautiful thing about planning your outfits, once you start to thinking about your looks you’ll find patterns and techniques you can use over and over to create a signature look.
Casual and effortless is the hardest type of look for me to pull off. I see these looks on Pinterest all the time. Loose blanket scarf, baseball cap, swipe of gloss – messy, but just the right amount of messy. Those are the looks I aspire to on casual Fridays or lazy weekends, but can never seem to pull off. This is one of the rare times, I’m happy with how a casual outfit came together.
I’ve tried to wear leggings, sweatpants or joggers, and I’m just not comfortable in them. These pants are from RW & Co from their business collection but have an elastic waistband. I recently cut them to a cropped length which I much prefer to a long pant (no idea why I but I enjoy freezing ankles I guess?)
It’s nothing amazing, but I love this outfit. It’s comfortable and relaxed, but just a little bit pulled together. This will be on repeat for me until it snows a few inches and I’m forced to cover my ankles.
Pants: RW & Co
Sweater: Old Navy
Bag: Steve Madden via Marshall’s
Mix and match your wardrobe. Sometimes we get stuck thinking that certain pieces are for work and some are for lounging & weekends, but there are no rules. I usually only pair my Converse with jeans or casual dresses, but I love how they look with these ‘work pants’.
Also, heads up … our first remix of the season is this grey sweater!