The Off-Duty Outfit
This might come as a surprise, but we're huge proponents of off-duty style. After a typical week, which can include anything from meetings and presentations, to photoshoots and pop ups, nothing calls our name more sweetly than casual wear. That is one truth we cannot deny!
With that in mind, even casual wear can carry a little polish, and that is the happy medium you'll most often find us gravitating towards in the looks we conceptualize and share with you! And though we do wholeheartedly adore our comfy sweats (who doesn't?!), we typically reserve those for cozy nights spent indoors bingeing on old reruns of Sex and the City.
One of the favorite looks we pulled together as we ready for spring, embraced another wardrobe staple, and a sister to the sweat pant - the legging! We've used and abused this closet 'basic' whenever our denim skinnies have felt too restrictive (which is often...!). That aside, they're comfortable AF and easy to wedge into a boot, whether you're into the season's trending 'over-the-knee' styles, or are more in favor of the equally addictive ankle bootie. Tough call, right?
As for the Slouchy Pinecone Tee (isn't the print just darling?!), its the cherry atop the chocolate sundae. It lends this sweet look pizzazz, and a dose of joie de vie; perfect for welcoming the weekend! Made in Scotland, its lightweight composition and silky satin finish add just the right amount of polish to a casual ensemble. We've styled it with a pair of suede over-the-knee heeled boots (major trend alert!) with ruffle detailing, though riding boots would make an equally worthy (and functional) alternative.
Tiny top handles and clutches are currently all the rage, and we've very much so embraced this style with pieces like the Cappuccino Clutch, featured in this look! This trend is all about making small strides towards simplifying your everyday life. But seriously...why does everything always have to be so complicated?! As 2017 really begins to get underway, we're working towards simplifying our lifestyle, our daily looks, de-cluttering our closets, and yes, our handbags too! One thing we love about the clutch - you're pretty much required to just take the essentials. Cash, credit cards, smart phone, lip gloss - that's it! Well ok - your keys too. But seriously, it's 'OUT' with the Mary Poppins-sized totes, and IN with all things compact.
To tie this lovely look together, we've styled a jewelry piece from our very own LILA Luxe Collection, handmade in Greece. Although this particular gem is not yet available online, you can still stop by our web shop to view a full range of pieces from the collection - HERE.
What do you think about this look? Would you consider it more for everyday, or a specific occasion?
Slouchy Pinecone Tee | LILA Fashion International
Necklace | LILA Fashion International
Leggings | Zara
Over-the-Knee Boots | Kelsi Dagger
Photography: Rebecca Gudelunas