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A fashion blog about weekend style

 

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The 3 Second Outfit

Jessica Wagner

What To Wear: When You Don't Feel Like Getting Dressed

It’s Saturday morning. You decided to sleep in, and now you only have 15 minutes to get ready before meeting your #girlsquad for brunch (or before heading to your kid’s Saturday morning sports event.)

We’ve all faced the dilemma - you have to leave to house, but you don't feel like getting ready or you're short on time. There is a solution (besides flaking and staying home sweatpants // no bra –the usual.) Have a 3 second outfit.

When you only have minutes to get dressed (aka Monday- Sunday) it helps to have few effortless go-to items that always manage to look cute without trying too hard. I have the perfect arsenal for making that last minute lunch date or trip to the store.

On a personal note, this has been me the last few weeks. My family and I have been dealing with multiple illnesses and it’s been tough. The amount of energy it takes to look remotely put together is almost enough to kill me. (I’m being only slightly dramatic.) When no amount of concealer is going to mask those dark circles, and you are breathing through your nose like a wildebeest with a slight limp due to a broken toe, well, good luck. (Um can I just say this tiny little appendage has caused me so much pain and left me near immobile for the first week and is still healing - word to the wise watch out for the corner of the wall - it sneaks up on you.) {No stiletto heels for 4-6 weeks.} By having a go-to outfit you feel presentable in, you allow yourself to skip over the “what the &*$% do I wear” list, and make that afternoon outing a reality.

I live in these pieces when I am not curating an outfit for a specific occasion. Bonus: this is also the perfect "hide from the paparazzi" look. 


Neutral Color Duster

Neutral Color Duster: This bad boy has been a lifesaver come spring/fall. (Last seen here.) It always managers to look chic. I actually wear this almost every day. I suggest looking for one in grey, black, or camel as those shades go with everything. Choosing a durable color will allow for easy layering from casual to high-end outfits.


Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap: Everyone should have an option for those days you just don’t want to deal with your hair. I love this dark grey and black tweed style. It’s also a go-to item on my list. I’ve had this style in my arsenal for a few years and it always manages to look tomboy-cute! If you're not a hat person, try a hair wrap or turban-style headband. Both options are sure to hide unwashed hair and keep you feeling winsome. J Crew has some super fun baseball style caps in spring colors on their site in right now. Hats are great for those bad hair days (or super windy days, as seen here.)


Dark Sunglasses

Dark Sunglasses: The more oversize the better (what dark circles?) These are my favorite pair of high-end sunglasses by Karen Walker. Invest in one special pair and I promise somehow they will always manage to look a little bit glam, no matter what you style with them. (Plus, if you keep them on, you can get away with no eye-makeup.)


Leather Leggings

Leather Leggings: They have instant-cool girl vibes. A major upgrade from your yoga pants / sweats and will trick anyone from guessing you have been a sick zombie all week.


Classic White Tee

Classic White Tee: This is an item you can never have to many of. Try tying one in a side knot to add some interest and show off high waist bottoms. (Last seen here.)


Comfortable Sneakers

Comfortable Sneakers: Converse and Stan Smiths have been on current rotation since I hurt my foot, and they are still trending across the fashion realm. I have been eyeing a pale pink pair of tennies but have yet to commit, as white are just so easy. (Seen here, here, and here.)


A Bag You Don’t Have To Carry

A Bag You Don’t Have To Carry: Being a mama I was super exited when these became popular. (Seen here and here.) A backpack purse is such a great option for running around. I hate having to lug a bag on my shoulder all day, especially when I already have enough to remember/ look after. This style you can sling on you back and forget about it. (Just remember your lunch box too kids!)

***Starbucks coffee cup optional.

That’s it dolls! I might was well share, during this shoot I felt like death, and I’ve been running around unbeknownst to me, with a baddie cold and I have to say, you would never know it from the outfit. Try it, it works (but if you are sick, stay home!)

Outfit Details:
Coat: Old (similar here) Top: Forever 21 Bottoms: Old (similar here) Hat: Old (love this one from Anthropologie and these from J Crew) Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith Sunglasses: Karen Walker Bag: Forever 21

Athleisure Layers

Jessica Wagner

style + comfort
 

Getting dressed this time of year can be perplexing. It’s 29 degrees and snowing one day and 65 and sunny the next. You want to stay warm, look cool. Athleisure is a way to combine style and comfort for a chill (or chilly) day. By wearing a smart mix of lightweight layers between spring and winter, you’re sure to be set.

Athleisure is a stylish spin on the comfy sportswear you slip into on the weekends. It combines athleticwear with pieces from your everyday wardrobe and it’s perfect for a casual day spent lounging. Sure, leggings and sneakers are meant for fitness, but they can look just as fab outside the gym. Tennies with a dainty dress and red lip? Makes perfect sense to me!

The trick to rocking athleisure without looking like you actually just walked out of the gym is in how you style your pieces. When searching for athletic street-wear you want to fuse function and fashion.

I went for a menswear-inspired duster coat. It's a long, lean style you can wear with almost anything. It kept me cozy in fall and is quickly becoming my go-to favorite for spring. You can wear a super simple outfit, throw on this coat and look instantly effortless. Tall and streamlined. When styled with black retro sneakers, this look goes from classic-minimalist to sporty-chic.

Whether it’s leggings with a longer coat and scarf, or a cropped-tee and denim jacket with crisp white sneakers, sporting athleticwear all day has become more acceptable. Think preppy baseball caps, a sporty leather backpack, or letterman style jacket.  It’s also a really accessible look. Fitness brands are working hard to blur lines between the locker room and everyday wear. From a strictly fashion standpoint, it’s a refreshing combo and a great option if you want to look stylish going from the house to the gym.

When shopping for athleticwear ask yourself, “Can I wear this from the yoga studio to the street?” Then enjoy crusin' around the city in your comfy sneaks!

Outfit Details:
Coat: Forever21 Heather Grey Duster (similar here) Hat: Slouchy Knit Beanie (similar here) Top: Cream Waffle Knit (similar here) Jeans: Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Distressed Bag: Zara Reversible Tote Pom Key Ring: (similar here) Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Shoes: Nike Orive Earring: Etsy Conch Style Piercing by Arthesima Nails: Essie Ballet Slippers Lipstick MAC: Ruby Woo