My Holiday Uniform.
I’ve never had a job that requires regular dress ups, so I don’t have a lot of nice stuff sitting around. And buying it always feels like a big old waste. But since I’ve had some events lately that require more than my typical jeans and tee, I looked to British fashion hero Alexa Chung to inform a classy uniform of sorts, something I could wear over and over- not too daring but not a total snooze-fest either. Alexa likes to pair masculine and feminine stuff- structured blazers with frilly tops, bows, and a couple wacky accessories. See here:
After rambling around in research mode, I decided on a versatile pantsuit-type number. Here’s what it needs:
This double breasted blazer (a tad funkier than the standard uni-breast):
This camisole, which I can switch out for frilly button-up stuff if I wanna go full-on Chung:
These pants, which my friend Tricia swears are the most flattering:
These boots, which I’d love to upgrade one day:
And these accessories...
This hair bow:
And MAYBE this bag (or a similarly weird thrifted one), if I’m feeling real bold:
And voila. I’ve already worn it three times!
What are your staples for fancy times, mom?
p.s. my work capsule