While I don’t shop Old Navy much – even though we do have one in podunk – I do often like their outfit looks for inspiration. Here are some that inspire me enough that I might either actually purchase what’s in my cart or toodle into town and see what I can see. Because I’m a little lazy – it is Sunday, after all – more information can be found at Outfits We Love.
What about this strapless dress (I don’t wear strapless much because despite custom fittings and great expense, I don’t own a strapless bra that actually works) with a pink cardi or denim jacket? With a peplum cardi and nude sling-back kitten heels for the League annual meeting/dinner? (Think garden-party, not business and definitely not cocktail attire.)
If I vow not to remove the cardi no matter how hot I might get, dare I wear a regular bra?
See… I REALLY want a soft floral dress, and this is the only one I’ve found that isn’t garish, doesn’t have mis-matched seams, and I have high hopes it would fit (unlike the Vineyard Vines beauty I whined about for a whole post), and even if it doesn’t, I can invest a little in alterations. Heck, should I buy two and have my tailor make 1″ or wider straps?
Next up… neither the shorts, nor the hat. But I love the blouse (and it IS a different print than the dress above), and I own plenty of other jean options that would be work appropriate. I also have a beloved pair of minty crops that would be very happy with said top.
Oh, I do like hats, but not indoors, and I don’t know that I could wear one all day long even if I was so inclined. Anyone else get a headache from headbands, even if they aren’t too snug? My head sure is getting fussy in its old age.
Then, there’s this number. I want the whole outfit, minus the boots. Much as I love boots, for some reason, those are awful to my eye. And no, I can’t explain why after years of hating “camo” I’m suddenly drawn to that and what I call Army green. I confess to having a pair of leggings in a very similar pattern. I’ve always had a thing for coral, and I was stealing Daddy’s oxford shirts as a cover-up and just to float around in on hot days long before it was trendy. I’m pretty sure I’d wear the dress with a pair of cropped leggings to work. I intend to stock up on cropped leggings and wear some of my shirt dresses this spring.
To be clear, I like boots and bare legs, but I just don’t know about ankle boots in the warmer weather. I have worn ankle boots and tights with dresses in the cooler months, but it’s not my favorite look there either.
And since I have an awesome pine green twill “utility” jacket, can I justify this trendy piece, even at Old Navy prices? I will need jackets all summer long, as the office at work stays quite cool to offset the ambient temperatures in the shop area…
Last but not least, someone remind me that I don’t wear scarves in the summer and I already own a bushel and a peck. However, I don’t have a lovely natural background with bright florals, and see above… I do anticipate being COLD in my own office for the next 6 months…
Where do you find your inspiration?