We know many offices reinstate formal work attire post-Labor Day, which is only one week from today! So in honor of summer casual dress codes, we have decided to pursue a week of casual outfit posts. We want to end summer 2010 with the sweet memory of relaxed and comfortable style!
This outfit is by and large the most comfortable one I own. I know I’ve sung the praises of this easy-to-wear combination before, but this blows it out of the water. The top is a very light cotton – it’s so much softer than my other casual tees. I am now on a quest to replace all of my “regular” t-shirts with ones made from whatever kind of special cotton this is.
Whether I’m working or weekending, I’m always looking for ways to keep my hair out of my face. I love wearing it down, but when it won’t stay in place it drives me up the wazoo. I’m sure that pet peeve stems from a childhood filled with tight pony tails, always-trimmed bangs and a mother who frequently insisted: “keep that hair out of your face!” Haha, thanks Mom. So this headband was the perfect addition to the ensemble because I wanted to wear my hair down without it blowing into my eyes… and it adds a touch of hippie flair.
Please excuse my poorly executed pedicure. Ahem… onto my point: As much as I love how these shoes look, they are completely impractical. I would never wear them out to anything that involved a substantial amount of walking (which pretty much encompasses everything in this city), but in the back of my mind I’ve always thought they’d be perfect for a day spent lounging at the pool. Due to my lack of pool-going, they’re often held hostage in my closet. Every once in a while I do manage to take them for a stroll, but mainly because I support the No Shoe Left Behind Act. No pair of shoes should be abandoned in my closet, not even the most impractical, complexly tied, tassle-swinging ones.
Top: Urban Outfitters, $54
Headband: Gift from Mom
Linen Pants: Free People, $20
Shoes: c/o Nicole Miller