Monthly Archives: July 2012

For summer (and fall and winter), green is the new jean

I get asked a lot about some alternatives to wearing blue jeans as part of daytime or evening casual outfits. If you’re not really a skirt or dress kind of gal, finding some variety in this arena can be challenging.

And while there’s definitely no lack of colored denim out there, you can’t wear just anything on top. And a lot of those colors are not for the faint of heart. White jeans can be a fresh departure from basic blue, but this too can become routine after a while.

So, here’s a fantastic alternative: olive green. It’s kind of  the best neutral ever. Softer, muted greens go with almost anything–black, white, bold colors, and even patterns. I highly suggest picking up a pair to get you out of the dark denim rut. A sage will also work (which is a lighter green), but because it’s lighter on bottom, it won’t be universally as flattering. The primary style in this color around town is a skinny jean, but you can also try an ankle trouser or even relaxed chino for summer. Or shorts if you’re cool with that.

Huge bonus: this color will transition sans effort into fall. So you won’t be shelling out money for a one-season wonder. Nice, right?

A few of my favorites: Vince, AG, and J. Crew!

Just loving this tank

This post (okay, any post) is long overdue. My apologies for summer laziness!

Anyway, I was out and about shopping for a client, and came across this fantastic little Eloise tank. It’s from Anthropologie (yes, I went against my own rule and shopped outside the accessories department), and it’s super simple and genius at the same time.

It’s a fitted tank for layering under sheer or low-cut tops, and…wait for it… has BOTH a scoopneck and a V-neck for you to match to whatever top you’re wearing over it.

I love this idea.

Just make sure to cut out the tags before wearing, so that they don’t accidentally flip up in the front.

Well played, Anthro. No crazy embellishments in sight.