Somedays I am so not in the mood to put on any “formal” clothes and just run around town in my gym shorts & a tank top! Of course there’s nothing wrong with this. Other times tho I know I’ll be out and about all day running errands and I definitely want to look a little more put together and chic! It’s so easy to look stylish when you’re going out to dinner or on a coffee date — however I find running errands to be kind of frazzling!
These are a few ways to remain chic even while taking care of the most annoying errands!
Darling Flats // Comfortable flats will add carefree formality to your look without sacrificing comfort! Flip flops and sneakers are great, but if you’re really trying to look *tres chic* then flats are the way to go. Of course, not all flats are created equal! My personal favs are ones that lace up because you don’t have to worry at all about them slipping off. Another great option are flats that have elastic in them!
Long Cardi // Long cardigans are having a moment right now and add an elevated touch to any casual outfit. These are a major must especially if you are running in and out of the freezing AC during the summertime. Bonus points because long cardigans elongate your frame.
Small Clutch // If you’ll be out and about all day it may seem logical to lug a big tote around with you from store to store (you never know when you’ll need tissues, hand sanitizer, or an emergency sewing kit!!). But in reality that large tote will get annoying, real fast. Between hauling in and out of the car and grocery carts, to endlessly digging through it just to find your lip balm, this large of a bag is really not necessary. For less stress, opt for a lightweight cross body or wristlet. I love wristlets because I can clip them to the grocery cart and they don’t weigh me down.
Chic Hair // If you’ll be bouncing around from store to store, you’ll def want to have your hair out of your face! Last week I wrote a tutorial on my favorite way to craft a chic ballerina bun, you can find that here. A bun, braids, or any kind of up-do will keep you cool and collected. No need to fuss with your hair getting in your way! A bun instantly makes you look polished.
I love sharing little life anecdotes with you all — if you have any fav ways to stay chic while out and about I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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