When I first saw these photos, "baggy" and "unflattering" were the words that came to mind. Guess it's a fair place to start when describing an over-sized dress and droopy cardigan to match. But if it was so unflattering, why did I bother? I had to remind myself why I even wanted photos of the outfit at all.
The day I actually wore this outfit, it was "cozy" and "comfortable." What's even better is that I was completely and totally content with it. It was less about the look, and more about the feel.
My philosophy on clothing and personal style has changed so much since college. I treated my walks to class like a fashion show. I was the girl who wore heels in the student union and a blazer during final exams. I loved the concept of "dressing to impress."
But these days? I want comfort, simplicity and no fuss. I want to focus on my clients and work, rather than keeping my outfit in place.
Dressing up in college used to give me confidence. But I think there's a whole new sort of confidence that comes from feeling comfortable and at home in the clothes I'm wearing. In post-grad life, I'm swapping my heels for flats, and my blazers for cozy sweaters. This LBD might not have been the most flatting thing hanging in my closet, but dammit, it is one of the most comfortable.
Outfit Details: Dress: Old Navy; Cardigan: Old Navy; Boots: Steve Madden.