This past weekend I was lucky enough to visit my BFF in sunny So Cal. I try and visit her as much as I can in any given year. Its good for my soul. She is the kind of friend who knows me inside and out, and is still my friend after 30 years! She knows my deepest darkest secrets, and will keep them forever. She knows my flaws, and disregards them happily. She is there when I need a good cry and is right by my side, when we are laughing so hard we can’t breathe! Yah…she’s that kind of friend.
California inspires me. There is a casual vibe in the way women dress that is so laid back and cool…but in a fancy way. I was thinking about what makes these women look so pulled together without looking like they tried too hard. Yes, they are beautiful. Yes, they work out like there is no tomorrow. Yes, they don’t eat carbs. Yes, they get weekly blowouts…and yes, they all. get. Botox. I’m not going to lie. All that aside, they take the time and effort to get dressed. Even if they are going through carpool, heading to volunteer in their child’s class, or to an early Saturday morning soccer game. I have put together what I think is the ultimate “cool-without-trying” look we all strive for! I guarantee you have at least two of these things in your closet already…
Start with a flattering Basic- A great t-shirt goes a long way!
Add a cool moto jacket – you probably already have one in your closet, right?
Don’t Stress – but do distress! The boyfriend jeans are a closet staple – the more ripped the cooler 😉
Carry a refined bag – every look needs a little polish!
Add your coolest pair of sunnies and a “messy hair don’t care” attitude!