Saturday, February 23, 2013

Weekend Warriors: Daytime

...last minute invitation to a concert...a housewarming... a party... what's a girl to wear?! If you're like me, half of your clothes are in the laundry basket, the other half are in the cleaners... and the rest?? The rest are the same clothes you push past week after week, as you think... "I need to go shopping!" But the perfect outfit is probably not far away. Here is one of CFF's fail-safe Weekend Warrior Wardrobe solutions.

Last minute lunch with a friend

You're lounging in your sweats with a bowl of snacks, prepared to catch up with your favorite shows on the DVR, and your phone chirps...your best friend calls you for a last-minute lunch date! Yes.. you'd like to go, but the thought of putting on something without an elastic waistband is giving you hives. Here's how to be casual and comfortable without sporting that I-just-rolled-off-the-couch-and-and-pulled-on-some-clothes-look.... even if you did.

The Key pieces:

  1. A Cozy Sweater

Think of this as your answer to the sweatshirt. Comfy, yet pulled together, this cozy topper will solve weekend wardrobe woes! Not likely to wrinkle, and in a goes-with-anything neutral, a choice like this Irregular Stripes Sweater from Mango will be a staple for lunch, brunch and coffee runs!

2. Comfy Jeans

Yes, we know. We've all seen those magazines that recommend a dress as a chic daytime alternative to get out of the weekend rut. And that's a fantastic idea... but the other 90% of your weekends will be spent in this all-american classic! Now this is not an excuse to pull out some jeans that have been through yard work, house work, and two decades of wear! These jeans should look broken in, but have a modern fit and feel. Try on some like these 1969 Always Skinny Jeans by Gap. They might just become your secret weekend wardrobe weapon.

     3. Stylish Sneaks

Just because its the weekend doesn't mean you need to reach for your cross trainers! For a low-key daytime look that still has some panache, give some zippy sneakers a go! A pair like these Combined Sneakers from Zara are sure to give some on-the-go glam to your weekend look.

4. Grab-and-go Tote

Because after lunch with your friend, you never know where the afternoon will take you, this stylish tote allows you to pack that library book that you've been meaning to return, your Kindle to keep you busy (once you return the library book) and that mail that you've been meaning to drop in to the post office. The punchy color, and optional shoulder strap makes a bag like this Marc by Marc Jacobs  Preppy Nylon Hobo bag the perfect weekend carry-all.