One of my go-to spring and summer outfits is a tank tucked into a cotton skirt, boots, and some sort of durable necklace (one that resists pudgy pulling hands). I alternate between this or a dress nearly every warm day of spring/summer/fall. And it’s no harder to pull together than a shirt and pants, I think! Of course, lately it has been too hot for boots, so swap out those for some sandals and you’re set.
Tank: Madewell (this also pairs well with cut-off jean shorts)
Boots: Vintage Frye (from this Etsy store)
And to answer a few frequently-asked questions:
What is your advice on looking pulled together?
My advice is to get up every morning, shower, and get dressed in something you love. If that is sweatpants and a tee shirt, then I say go for it. I just happen to feel my best when I am wearing clothing that I feel reflects my style and personality, and if I am feeling particularly rotten, I find that if I make a concerted effort to look my best, I tend to shake off that bad mood more quickly! A dress is the easiest thing you could put on- it’s a pre-made outfit! Also, if you tend to feel rushed in the morning, there’s nothing wrong with picking out something to wear the night before and laying it out so there’s no stress there.
How do you wear dresses & skirts and chase around three little boys?
I actually find it just as easy to chase kids around in a dress or skirt. It’s the shoes that I would watch! I tend to wear flats or low-heeled boots. Heels just aren’t happening for me anytime soon!
Next week we’ll give Andrew another chance for Dress That Prof! Hope you enjoyed this mama’s attempt at everyday style! So embarrassing. But I’ll get more comfortable in front of that old camera yet!