While festival fashions abound this time of year and tickets to SXSW and Coachella are in the forefront of many minds, maybe it’s been a few years since you checked in on your favorite band live. It’s okay, you‘ve been a bit busy with work, kids, and the trappings of grown up life. In fact among those trappings, you find yourself with a wardrobe that reads fairly conservative on the spectrum. While you can and should wear anything you want in situations without a dress code, if you are actually concerned and maybe want to mix it up a little, here are a few options for the girl who lives most of her life in sweater sets.
First off, you can never go wrong with denim. Pull out your favorite style. It should fit you well and flatter you. If bootcut is your thing, great. If you jumped into the skinny denim trend, fabulous.
Either way, you can pair a silky blouse with a pair of jeans and boots or heels for a modern combination with just the right amount of sex appeal. Wear simple jewelry if you prefer and let the silhouette do the talking. I like a solid color blouse for this look, prints tend to read work wear, unless you have leopard. If you haven’t one in your line up, Old Navy and H&M have options that look more luxe than their modest price tags.
Trade out the cardigan for a faux (or real) leather option. A leather jacket is really a new Classic and faux options are far from that plastic Kmart one you sported in 1985. A quick perusal through a local boutique like Shoe Fly or even the nearest Marshall’s might yield a surprise. You will find yourself turning to it more often than you imagine. It’s a cool-girl staple that anyone can wear.
Changing up your look, if you want to, is actually quite simple. Sometimes all it takes is a single new piece or recombining objects you already have in your closet. It's always best to dress like yourself, you will be more comfortable, and the best accessory is ALWAYS a smile.
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