5 Ways To Stay Comfortably Stylish
I received compensation from Dr. Scholl’s® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own.
Now that New York Fashion Week has officially begun, I've got all things style-related on the brain. This is one of my favorite times of the year because I love getting to see all of the innovative designs and possible trends for the upcoming season. Looking at the beginnings of the street style shots from the event got me to thinking about how I would dress if I were attending the event. I would definitely want to wear killer outfits, but honestly? I enjoy being comfortable, especially when I know I have a lot of rushing around I have to do. Luckily, there are a few clever ways you can look incredibly chic without sacrificing comfort.
Opt For Cotton
Being smart with your fabric choices when selecting outfits is definitely important. I always suggest going with cotton when possible because it's such a breathable fabric and is very comfortable to wear. Jersey knit tees and dresses are some of my favorite to wear, and you can never go wrong with a good pair of denim jeans. If you're ever lost for inspiration, try this timeless ensemble - boyfriend jeans, a classic white t-shirt, strappy heels, and a well-tailored blazer.
Choose A Smaller Bag
As much as I love big bags, they're definitely not as convenient as a smaller purse. Large bags like totes and structured hobos take up so much room and can be such a hassle to carry around, plus it can be a pain trying to dig around to find certain items like your keys or gum. Instead, I like carrying a smaller shoulder bag when heading out and about. They're cute, lighter on the shoulders, and have enough room for just the essentials so you're less likely to carry unnecessary items around with you.
Find The Right Support
One problem I usually struggle with when out all day long is foot pain. I just love cute shoes too much, and can't be bothered to purchase the cushioned, less adorable options out there on the market. Luckily for me (and everyone else who struggles with the same issue), Target carries a line of Dr. Scholl's insoles called Stylish Step™ that are designed specifically for girls that want to move around comfortably in the shoes they love while still looking great. You can find these over on the foot care aisle near the pharmacy, and there are so many options to choose from - arch support, insoles for flats, insoles for high heels, ball of foot support...you name it, they've got it! I've been using the Stylish Step™ Clear Cushioning Insoles for Flats on most days, and then the Stylish Step™ Ball of Foot Cushions for High Heels on the days when I dress up a bit. Both have been incredibly comfortable to wear, and have really relieved the foot discomfort I would normally struggle with. I love that because of these insoles, I can wear all of my favorite shoes for as long as I want without worrying about aches and pains. Right now, when you shop for Stylish Steps™ at Target and use your Cartwheel app, you can get 10% off! Find out more here.
When It Comes To Hair, Keep It Simple
My hair can be super tricky. Some days it behaves wonderfully, and other days it just takes on a life of it's own. Of course, it's usually when I'm going out somewhere nice that it decides to not hold a curl or to frizz up something fierce. That's why when I know I'm going out for the day, I just play it safe with my hair. I love going with a cute style like maiden braids or the classic messy bun. Both are easy to achieve and pretty hard to mess up, plus they can be styled for nearly every outfit.
Always Keep The Weather In Mind
There's nothing worse than getting all dressed up for an event only to walk out your front door and realize it's as humid as a swamp outside and you're wearing too many layers. Keeping the weather in mind is crucial for staying comfortably stylish. Things like heat, humidity, rain, cold, and snow can all take a cute outfit and make it super uncomfortable if you didn't dress appropriately. It's better to be safe than sorry, so always check the weather forecast before a big event to ensure your ensemble stays comfy all day long.
How do you ensure you stay comfortably stylish?