Being a busy mom, I always look for convenience, simplicity and functionality in my wardrobe pieces. But as importantly, to make sure I feel good about myself, I try to add a bit of trendy style and edginess to these looks. This look here is one of my favorite casual outfits to run errands, and here are my thoughts about all of its components.
Love this Free People fringe sweater for adding a relaxed feel to casual outfits, and also for its length (it is great at concealing my stomach hehe, no need to suck it in!). Longer tops always elongate my petite frame. (Other outfits with this sweater you can find here, here, and here.)
These J.Crew high rise boot crop jeans (in stretch denim!) are a new addition to my jean collection, and I absolutely love them. They are faltering for any body type, super comfortable, and just a bit more edgy than regular jeans. They can look great with a light sweater, button-down, and plain t-shirt.
Okay, you may legitimately wonder if seriously wear these tall wedges to run errands. And yes, I do. Not all the time, of course, but often. I do think that high heels make me feel taller and better. And while you will never find me running errands in stilettos, wedges are much more stable for walking, and I wear them with my work and casual outfits all the time. They are easy and comfortable considering the size of the heel, and they add a bit of bulky style contrasting it with a more delicate look.
Now for accessories, sunglasses and the backpack. Oversized sunglasses are my best friends ever since I turned 37ish. Their size add that Hollywood and Jacky O. image to every style outfit. And as for the backpack, I recently bought it from Zara. While I love several backpack designs from Michael Kors and Rebecca Minkoff, I could not make myself pay more than $50 for this temporary trend, especially given my age. I mean, I’m way past my 20s hehe, and more and more often I wonder if I can wear things that remind us of schoolgirl looks. Now I know backpacks are in, and I know that 40s are not what they used to be and old fashion rules nowadays get replaced by new ones or simply are thrown out the window. So as long as I can own it, I can wear it. I love this backpack for its clean lines and color, and as long as I wear it on one shoulder, I can own it hehe.
What do you think about this look, all together or pulled apart, and what do you think about wearing backpacks after 40?
In this story:
Free People fringe sweater, old (also love Free People ‘Love Me Tender’ Fringe Cardigan here and Chelsea28 fringe cardigan here, and Barefoot Dreams ‘Chic’ poncho here)
Tory Burch wedges (similar by Michael Kors here, and they come in many different colors!)