It is hard to believe that Independence Day is only a week away. While the holiday will certainly look different this year, there are still some traditions that may be able to remain. I love hunting for the perfect Fourth of July outfit each year. Figuring out what best portrays my style, shows some patriotism, but isn’t too cheesy. I inevitably google and search Pinterest for inspiration, but will ultimately go with what feels right. I thought I would put together some ideas for outfits I think would be just perfect for the holiday!
I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I loved putting one together and posting about it a couple of weeks ago. The one thing I have I have always struggled with in relation to the capsule wardrobe, is that I love seasonal clothes that really exemplify that season. The fun earrings in summer or sturdy boots in winter. But there are items that I wouldn’t necessarily put in a true capsule wardrobe because they can’t be used year round. So I decide to create my basic capsule wardrobe, then create mini capsules each season to add in fun seasonal pieces that may not work other times of the year.
Last week I shared my take on a Capsule Wardrobe. When I was choosing the items to include in the capsule, I wanted to make sure that each piece was high quality and could be used in a variety of ways. Fast fashion has become a huge problem in our society, so finding high quality, timeless pieces is more important than ever. It is also a better option to find one high quality piece, than have to replace the piece more frequently. I also want to make sure the pieces can be used in a casual outfits, work outfits, as well as more dressy outfits.
A couple weeks ago I talked about my favorite places to shop affordably in this post. Having go-to pieces from those places to wear to work quickly became a necessity to me. It was also necessary that these items all worked together to make getting dresses easy. So here we go, here are my five go-to work items.
One of the biggest transitions for me when I started my new job was getting dressed every day. Now I know that probably sounds silly, but I am being 110% serious. In college my uniform was leggings, a tee-shirt and a ball cap. Then I got my first post-grad job on a college campus and mastered what I call casual-cute (basically I could still wear jeans every day). So I went from that, to having to dress business-casual (a.k.a. no jeans and a tee-shirt) every day. Big change.