My friend Ellie sent me a message that said: “…Remove Old Navy cotton from my choices and I’ve gotta be honest I’m lost when it comes to hot weather fashion. I can’t wear three layers every day…” (She’s referring to the Rule of Three, mentioned in yesterday’s post.)
With that comment in mind, I thought I’d share an outfit that I envision Ellie getting a lot of use out of. Ellie, what you’re intuiting is true: Woman Cannot Live by Old Navy Alone. O.N. is fine for the odd fun piece here and there, but we grownup women do need a little more sophistication now and again. So, taking into account Ellie’s vibrant and fun personality, her job as a minister to youth and college students, as well as her job as a Mama to two young boys, not to mention summer heat and humidity; I made this collage of an outfit I think Ellie might find pretty useful in her daily life.
These are obviously example pieces you could sub for something else, but you get the idea: a lightweight tank, a cute dressier-type short (sista has great gams), a comfy wedge sandal, a lightweight 3/4 sleeve cardigan for air-conditioned spaces. Summer date night – done. Daytime meeting – done. Grocery shopping – done. Grown-up but fun. Sophisticated but not stuffy. And all pieces that work in myriad ways with lots of other outfits.