Effortless chic seems to be one of the new buzzwords in the style blogging community. It describes an easy, comfortable style that is both chic and casual. I’d like to think that “comfort chic” is along those same lines. Comfort chic, to me, can describe your go-to outfits on days when you want to be comfortable, but still look great. Kind of like the warm feelings we get about comfort food. Variations of this outfit, along with belted cardigans and jersey dresses, are go-to’s for me.
I’ve mentioned before that balance is key in fashion. I never like to wear an outfit that fits entirely into one genre; I like to mix feminine with tough, dressy with casual, hard lines with soft. In this case, the pearls and the scarf create a dressier vibe, which is toned down by the loose cardigan, mary jane flats and capris. I’ve also got a mix of softness and crispness, contrasting the comfy cardigan and drape-y lines on the blouse with the crisp, fitted capris.
I read about the “scarf tied around a purse” trend in a a fashion magazine (Elle or Lucky, can’t remember which) back in October, and it was a look that I really wanted to try, but just never got around to. In honor of Academichic’s current focus on making styles work for you, I decided to go for it. I love the European flair it gives the outfit.
The next photo was inspired by the lovely style blogger, Keiko Lynn, who sometimes jumps in her photos. I think it makes things more fun, so why not?