I do have a pretty strong opinion on my own style and I love following fashion. I collect my favorite ideas on a Pinterest board that I named Street Style.
Since I’m 5″10, it’s taken me a while to figure out what works for me, fashion-wise. Over the years I’ve found styles and pieces that work well with my height, so I thought I’d share that today.
Lately I’ve been loving wearing a long or midi dress over skinny jeans. It feels effortless, but still polished for work. I wear a tower of black under it so when I get home, I can take off the dress and throw on a sweater or long linen shirt.
My go-to look for just about anything is a tunic over jeans. This photo on my about page pretty much sums up my style. When I’m not wearing a version of this, I’m typically wearing jeans (old Levis), a white t-shirt (either Rag & Bone, James Perse) and a pair of Birkenstocks or clogs. Throw on a rain jacket or coat, a long sweater or a parka, and this would be what I wear 90% of the time. So with that, I think you get the idea of why I’m most certainly not qualified to participate in a fashion post. The one good thing about all of this is that it has taken me out of my comfort zone.
I personalize my own denim
I almost always wear denim. Light, dark, black, or white. If I have a pair of jeans that just don’t seem like the right cut anymore, I’ll cut the hem and either give them a step hem or just straight and fringe the bottoms. I’ve saved quite a few pairs by making a slight alteration and they have rotated from the back of my closet to the pair I most want to wear. All you need is a tape measure and good pair of scissors. The washing machine will do the rest. Each time I wear them I trim any stragglers and marvel at how I almost threw away a perfectly good pair of jeans. It’s the little things!
Garnet Hill Linen is my favorite!
In the above photo I am wearing an Easy Linen Tunic from Garnet Hill. Garnet Hill has the most beautiful and luxurious linen to wear and for home. I wish I had bought this shirt in blue and gray chambray and white! It’s my favorite go-to piece for work or just about anywhere. I give it a quick press when I wear it to work, but when I’m just wearing it for running errands, I’ll just roll up the sleeves and go. It’s tunic length and has a curved hem and front, straight in back. Although it’s oversized, I feel like it’s very flattering. It’s my one piece that I’ll wear as a shirt or as a light weight jacket over a sleeveless t-shirt. I hope they come up with a fall/winter version.