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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #17

Keep It Understated & Uncomplicated

Collage containing a picture of me sitting on my barstool with white cane in hand, a picture of the outfit described in the post and a picture of the denim trench coat.I’ve been battling bronchitis for the past couple of weeks. What began as a sore throat morphed into laryngitis which led to bronchitis. As a lifelong asthmatic, let me tell you any additional respiratory issues can make life a wee bit uncomfortable.

When you’re under the weather the last thing you want to be concerned with is what to wear, am I right or am I right? I felt like crap the other day and my preference would have been to remain indoors, I had errands to run. My go-to outfit when I’m not feeling well is simple: jeans or leggings, flats, tee-shirt, and earrings.

In the spirit of full transparency, I’ve been known to forego makeup by hiding behind some chic shades and no matter where I have to go or what I have to do you won’t catch me without earrings. Unless I’m feeling particularly grungy, just doing these minor things can help to make me feel better and appear put together.

Back to what I was saying the other day. Since the weather was so nice I put in a little extra effort by throwing on some makeup, pulling out these cute satin taupe ballet flats accented with a petaled pouf, a tee with long sleeves (shirred at the wrist), my black leggings, and topped it off with my denim trench coat.

I shared the following quote on Facebook this morning and with a couple of minor tweaks, I think it fits nicely with this post.

The Fashion Formula
1 Basic (jeans, skirt, top)
1 Interest Piece (color, pattern, texture, shine)
1 Completer Piece (jacket, cardigan, belt)
Accessories (bag, jewelry, shoes, scarf)

Do you have any tips to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


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