Continuing with the bargain theme for this week, I’ve got Mrs. Obama in Gap (!) for a lunch with Nancy Reagan. As usual, she looks radiant.
Image courtesy of the White House Flickr stream
I love the mix of pattern with the floral cardigan ($24.99) and striped tee ($9.99), both from Gap and currently on sale. The skirt is Michael Kors, in case you were wondering. Another home run for the First Lady.
I’m not sure exactly what it is about these trousers ($59.50) that I love so much but they just seem so light and summery and I can rarely resist that this time of year. ( I own more pairs of summer-weight chinos than I care to admit to.)
Image courtesy of Gap
What I do know is that the very subtle blue and white stripe is a great way to add a bit of interest to an otherwise pretty basic pant. It’s almost like seersucker, without actually being seersucker. This would look really fresh paired with a white tank or tee. Just make sure it’s a fitted* version versus a flowy one since these trousers are a relaxed fit. (Never, ever go loose on top and bottom at the same time. Ever.)
If you want to polish up the look a little, yet keep the laid-back vibe, add a long silver necklace or hoop earrings.
If you want to take it up one more notch, a cotton or summer-weight wool blazer in navy would be the perfect final touch.
*Remember, “fitted” doesn’t necessarily mean “tight”. I’ve seen too many women confuse these two terms…often with disastrous results. Don’t be that girl.