This week, my 5 Fashion Picks revolve around comfort. When the weather gets cooler and the sky is cloudy, all I want to do is just curl up in a big comfy chair in my worn-in sweats and read. All day. Unfortunately, my “sweats” consist of faded college men’s sweatpants with severely frayed hems and paint stains (being “crafty” for my sorority got messy at times) and a random oversized t-shirt from my random oversized t-shirt collection. Maybe it’s time for me to upgrade…
A comfy tee.
A fantastic tunic-style t-shirt at New York & Company is loose, flowy and super comfortable, yet chic and effortless enough for a trip to Blockbuster or the grocery store. And right now (as the date of this post), NY&C is having a special—buy a tunic and get one select legging for free! A pair in classic black will give you the most bang for your buck, but if they’re free…pick any color you like!
A grandpa sweater.
For true comfort, pull a “grandpa” sweater over your short-sleeved tunic and snuggle up with a book. This thick, cable knit, military-style sweater coat from Express is sure to keep you cozy. It buttons to the waist, so it’ll give a little in the hip region, providing even more comfort. My only wish is that it came in my new favorite color of the season—deep purple!
I pretty much swear by cable knit knee-high socks. Like I said in my knee-high socks post, my feet are always cold, so thick socks are pretty much essential to my comfort. These thigh-high cream-colored socks from Target are right up my ally, and they can easily be slipped off before going out in public, for fear of looking too 80s. And I admit I love sliding around on my hardwood floors in great socks like those.
If you need to run errands, the easiest way to look chic is simply to slip on a pair of cute flats with your leggings. On a recent trip to Target, I found these comfortable not-trying-too-hard flats that are very cute and a total steal at $12.99. They also come in bronze and black, but I liked the silver ones best.
Since it’s all about comfort, you probably haven’t thought about jewelry. But this is From the Jewelry Box, so let’s celebrate a different kind of comfort—the comfort that the ones you love give you. I believe every woman should own a locket with a special photo inside, whether it’s a photo of her husband, her family or even her dog. The locket doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive—jewelry that has meaning is the most valuable kind.
I have my eye on this scroll-motif locket on Etsy by chrysdesignsjewelry because I’ve been meaning to get a new one. This would be perfect for a photo of my beautiful nieces on one side and a photo of my man friend on the other!
Keri is a 24-year-old aunt, blogger, editor,
wanna-be fashionista and marketing chick
who loves M&Ms way too much and reads