You’re running late and you’ve got 30 minutes to get ready. What to do?
I stay with my ever-dependable black and camel combo. It’s a little boring I know, but I was in hurry, there’s not much time to think! I’m checking out the end-of-the-year sales at the mall so I’m keeping it simple and comfortable.
No belts or buttons for ease in fitting clothes.
I find that if you wear a black top when shopping for bottoms, you will pretty much have an idea how it will fit in your wardrobe without over thinking it.
The tights are good because you can still squeeze in those skinny jeans you’ve been eyeing for months, and hey, you’re still decent if someone just storms into your dressing cubicle without knocking!
I did a little layering here since I’ll be spending most of my time indoors.
Big, roomy, and lightweight leather bags that are easy on the shoulders is a must. Now you’re ready for your cardio-shopping!
My key piece for these three looks is a black chiffon maxi skirt. I travelled over the Christmas weekend and the skirt was perfect because it is easy to pack, doesn’t wrinkle, it covers you enough for the colder weather, and it goes well with almost everything.
The skirt is from Zara (about $53). The tops I used for this segment are all under $35
I wore this for an outdoor lunch. It was a little chilly that day.
For a quick apéritif before a holiday dinner. The pop of color, emerald and pink in this case, stands out from the sea of dark winter colors at holiday parties.
Maxi skirt: Zara
Top: New Look (from last summer)
Heels: Marni (old purchase)
Clutch: Lauren Merkin (old purchase from Neiman Marcus)
For a dressier evening, I pulled out this lace top from my closet. I bought this 5 years ago, and I am so glad this is in trend now. Pair with oversized champagne pearl earrings and gold jewelry, for more grown up formal holiday dinners.