Capsule #3 / Outfit 35
This is one of my top 5 outfits this summer. It’s simple + effortless. And really, really cool.
This, to me, is the type of outfit that looks intimidating. If you had shown it to me a year ago, I would have loved it … but it would have intimidated me.
The thing is, it’s not a scary outfit, when broken down piece by piece.
The top: It’s a simple cotton tank. Totally harmless. Totally normal.
The bottoms: Track pants are a bit of a statement, I get it. But look at the color (black) and fabric (cotton) — totally basic and approachable. I don’t know about you, but I don’t associate “black pants” and “flashy.” :)
The shoes: I used to feel uncomfortable in heels. That is, until I discovered the chunky heel. Chunky heels feel less dressy, so I can wear them without feeling over-dressed. I also have a rule: I never buy heels higher than 4 inches, because once they get taller, I get uncomfortable. Find your ideal heel height (even if it’s flat!) and don’t even glance at shoes that are taller.
The lesson I learned?
Anytime I think an outfit is too scary, I should try creating it with elements that are familiar and basic. It might end up being one of my favorites!
Bottoms: Zara (similar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Madewell (similar)
Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)
Glasses: Warby Parker