This is the second post in my series called Styled By Shannon, where I take you into my closet to show you what I am wearing, how you can wear it too, and how you can look good without spending a lot of money.
Last month was all about clothes to wear for work, so this month I am going to look at some of my day off gear. My shopping for this month was about Gap Inc .(Gap, GAP outlet, Old Navy), thanks in part to gift cards/gifts I received for Christmas. While I usually find the Gap expensive, when I can get the clothes for a good price I do because they are very good quality and last for years and years. Plus, since I worked there to pay for university there is a weird homey feeling I get from wearing Gap clothes. LOL So here’s what I got.
1. Logo Arch Hoodie in Purple. While I try to stay away from the casualness of sweats, if you are going to wear them, wear nice ones (I usually go for Gap or Roots). This is great because its warm, comfortable, and easy to throw on if I am going to take the kids to the park or the dog for a walk. I absolutely love the royal purple colour.
I paid: $19.99
2. Winter Weekend Pants. This type of pant has been a staple in my wardrobe for years, and I was so excited to find a new pair since most of mine are now very old and starting to rip. These are a brushed cotton casual pant with an elastic waist. Perfect for those days you feel fat, or you just want to be in something comfortable. You get the feel of sweatpants while still looking put together. I chose navy because it is one of my favourite colours and really matches anything. These pants are also great for spring because you can roll up the bottom, throw on some flip-flops and you have a breezy spring look.
I paid: $29.99
3. 1969 Slim Fit Cords. As I mentioned in my rant on skinny jeans I have been looking for a pair of cords because they are comfortable and warm in the winter. These ones a great! They fit great, have a five pocket detailing, are thick for cold weather and I got them in a blue-green which is a change from my other pants but still pretty versatile.
I paid: $12.49
4. Chunky Cable Knit Sweater. This one was a Christmas gift from my wonderful brother and I absolutely love it. It is warm and cozy and you can wear with jeans on the weekend or dress pants and a blouse for work. He got me this great metallic blue colour that really jazzes it up. The detailed patterns and variety of textures and colours let you know right away this is a more expensive piece than a cheap discount sweater,
I paid: Nothing! It was a gift (but he works at the Gap so I am sure he got a discount).
5. Printed Shift Dress. I got this one for work from Old Navy. I love navy and turquoise for spring and shift dresses are super comfortable. The print is fun but still work appropriate. Wear with a cardigan, pretty necklace and cute booties.
I paid: $11.99
Tip: Just because its cold and dark in February, by adding a splash of colour to your look you can feel like spring is right around the corner (even if it isn’t).
I tried green for the first time (it was on sale) and I though it was reminiscent of spring (green, renewal, yada yada). I have received mixed reviews, but eh, you only live once.