As I post more and more on my Instagram I have been able to get a clearer understanding of my style. I love looking cute without putting too much effort in and I want to feel comfortable whenever possible. I always find that I have the best time when I not only look good but I feel good too. While the Kim Ks of the world will wear uncomfortable heels and dresses they cannot breathe in because “beauty is pain” I am more about finding a good balance.
Here are some must-haves to maintain what I am labeling it as my “comfortable cute” style and a guide to what items you can pair together this spring so that you can look good while feeling good (aka comfy) too. Because beauty does not have to be pain! Maybe sometimes.. but not most of the time.
Sweats and a tank- while sweats can make you seem a little lazy and slouchy, you can pair them with a basic crop top or tight tank to make you look less baggy and avoid the pajama vibes. I love the sweats from Aerie and buy most of my tanks from Forever or H&M. I own these comfy joggers and they are my absolute faves, plus they are are on sale now for $25.
Jean Jacket- No matter what you are wearing, a good jean jacket can complete a look. I recommend having a few jean jackets in your closet- one tighter, shorter one for when you are going out to a dinner or event and need to keep warm (I really like this short one for only $15 at H&M) and one larger one that is perfect for during the day. I am also on the market for a big ripped one that can be more of a statement piece in my wardrobe so send me ones you like!
Sneakers… many sneakers- Sneakers are very in and I love it! I have weak ankles and flat feet so I need shoes that are actually comfortable and good for my feet, but I don’t want to sacrifice on looking cute. Sneakers are perfect for days I am walking all around, but I like to wear them some nights when I go out, to work, traveling, pretty much everywhere. I love Asics sneakers for when I am active and Nikes for a sporty lounging option. Then I think it’s good to have a few pairs that can be dressed up or down. JSlides and Steven Madden usually have solid options and Zara has some really cute finds. I am also into this whole chunky sneaker trend, but don’t want to spend too much in case it’s over soon so I am going to buy these or these from Nasty Gal (the whole site is 50% off).
Ripped Jeans- I find myself wearing jeans pretty much every day. I love that you can wear them so many (and I mean so many) times before you wash them and they can be dressed up, down and everything in between. I especially love my ripped jeans for the weekends because they are looser and more comfortable than my skinny jeans. They let me look put together with a hint of trendy while still being comfortable. I like getting my trendy jeans from Zara because they are cute, affordable and fit me really well. I also find that BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters last a while and are really comfortable. Ladies!! Your jeans do not need to be super tight, squeeze you and be hard to zipper to look good so definitely get yourself some comfy jeans.
Chambray button-down shirts- Can you tell I am super into jean?! I love long sleeve chambray shirts because like the other items you can easily dress this up by tucking it into high waisted jeans and pairing it with a cute belt and heels or dressing it down and leaving it tucked out with ripped jeans and sneaks. It’s also the kind of item that you can wear often because it’s not a major statement piece. I LOVE items I can wear many times without it being weird.
Hoop earrings- No matter how lame or casual my outfit may be, hoop earrings immediately make my look cuter. Add hoops to any outfit to make it look like you tried more than you did without sacrificing on comfort. I buy most of my earrings from Nordstrom rack because they have a great selection and everything is discounted. I’ve also noticed that Madewell has great options recently.
Sets- Whether it be flowy pants, sweats, shorts or a skirt paired with a top or even a workout set, matching sets are so cute with very minimal effort necessary. For some reason, the fact that the top and bottom are matching takes the outfit up a notch. Whenever I wear a set in the summer or a set to a workout class I always get compliments. Here are just a few cute sets that I am into right now:
Gold skirt and strapless top set from Zaful ($19.99). I just bought this one today.
Maxi skirt set from Lulu’s ($82). I think I’m too short for this one but love it for a special event like a wedding
I am all about #comfycute looks and finding pieces that I feel good wearing, make me look put together and that are easy to style and wear often.