Style or comfort?
I’m so over choosing.
I’ll take both, please and thank you.
I’m a few years into this whole “figuring out my style” thing, and when I first started, it didn’t take too long to find the aesthetic I loved.
But it did take me a while to figure out how to execute my aesthetic in the most comfortable way possible.
In fact, I’m still figuring it out.
Last week, I released my free wardrobe planner and an example of how I filled out my own planner. If you checked out the example, you probably noticed that I made notes about things in my closet that aren’t working for me, even today — mostly because it turned out they weren’t as comfortable as I thought they’d be.
So, hitting that sweet spot of comfort + style is a process.
But even though I still make mistakes, this outfit is definitely a win for comfort + style.
Let’s break it down:
No. 1: Flat, comfortable shoes.
Flat shoes are the best.
Except for when they have zero support and give you blisters. :)
But here’s my big secret:
As soon as I get a new pair of shoes, I slip some comfy insoles in ’em and I put moleskin padding around the heel and any other uncomfortable spots. Quick tip: instead of following the instructions and putting the moleskin on my foot, I put it directly onto my shoe instead.
And just like that, they’re broken in.
Just say no to blisters.
No. 2: A structured leather tote, with plenty of compartments to keep me organized on the go.
I swing back and forth — sometimes I prefer a small bag, sometimes a big bag.
But right now, a roomy tote equals comfort.
Why? Because I can stash snacks in it. And a sweater if it gets chilly. Or a backup pair of flats if I’m wearing heels. Or my fav water bottle.
Basically, I can fit all the comforts of home in my tote.
No. 3: A pretty, easy-to-wear midi dress.
I’ve dubbed this dress the most comfortable, wearable dress I own. Here’s why:
- One word: Pockets.
- A camouflaging pattern that will come in handy when I inevitably spill something on myself.
- An adjustable drawstring that defines my waist (but it can also be loosened after a couple of tacos).
- A midi length that keeps things demure.
- And soft, throw-in-the-wash fabric.
Give me that overlap between style and comfort and I’ll take it every time.
What about you? Do you lean more towards style or comfort? Got any tips for upping your style game while staying comfortable?
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