Last week, I was excited to get an email from my friend, Kelly Purkey, asking if I'd like to join her in a West Coast vs East Coast style post this month. Kelly usually pairs up with Amy Tan, but since Amy was in Australia (!) she thought it would be fun for me to hop in and for us to both style our Old Navy polka dot sweaters.
My style is so laid back, it's hilarious. I was made for a relaxed beach town on the west coast. Basically, I rotate through the same 20ish pieces over and over. For the most part, I pair muted colors and simple patterns. If something is neutral, I know I'll get at least double the amount of wear out of it.
When I saw this sweater at Old Navy, I was shocked. It looked like a J.crew sweater but was just a quarter fo the price. Like an idiot, I didn't buy it the first time, thinking I'd wait for a coupon or sale. Then I got home and had dreams about it (seriously) for four days until I went back and bought it (on a Monday with their 10% military discount!). Neutral and simple! It was made for me.
I layered it over a simple white tank and paired it with $9 clearance army green cargo shorts from Gap & Metallic gold boat shoes from Steve Madden. My trusty Kate Spade sunglasses and Michael Kors watch complete the look. (As you can probably tell, I tend to lean towards the inexpensive for clothes and then invest more on accessories that I will wear everyday for years.)
Click here to see how Kelly styled her polka dot sweater! Thanks for inviting me to join you, Kelly... so fun! Let's do it again sometime!
ps. style photos are the most awkward of all photos. My mission is to take them in less than 30 seconds and I encourage Paul to just fire off shots while I fidget and look around for people who might be watching us. Good times.