Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Playgrounds & Lollipops - Comfort Trap

"Most women wear clothes that are too big – that's the comfort trap. Women don't want to feel constrained, but I say, if you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of bed, then don't." Tim Gunn on women falling into the "comfort trap"

{Cardigan & T-Shirt: James Perse; Cotton Poplin Drawstring Pants: Old Navy Men's Section; 
Shoes: Converse; Bracelets: DIY by me}
I wonder what Tim Gunn would think of my outfit?  While I wholeheartedly agree that some women nowadays do dress a little too comfortably, preferring yoga pants as the major staple of their wardrobe, I have to say that sometimes you just need to feel comfortable.  The kind of comfort that only a baggy pair of poplin pants and an oversize cardigan can provide.  Add in a pair of Chucks for long walks around the neighborhood, chasing after kids riding Big Wheels, and you're all set.  I sort of feel a little preppy in this look too, with the mix of classic colors like Navy Blue and Kelly Green.  What do you think?

This has been my go-to outfit for the last couple of days.  Lightweight, men's parachute poplin pants that don't feel stifling when the gloom wears off and the heat cranks up, and a super soft knit cardigan that is the perfect layering piece.  While I admit the outfit is sort of androgynous, a nice pop of Coral Crush ensures I won't be mistaken for a boy.

So what do you think?  Would Mr. Gunn excuse my lazy outfit, or would he say I need to step it up a bit?  Either way, I kinda don't care.  It's officially summer and I officially have no where to go.  I'm embracing that feeling while I can.
I'm linking up with Lindsey for WIWW :)
P.S. The winner of the friendship bracelets is Katie!  Send me a note Katie with your address and I'll get them shipped out next week.  Congrats friend!

20 comments:

  1. You look adorable!! Can't go wrong with chucks for sure. Totally wouldn't have known those were mens pants!

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  2. I like it, this is polished comfy. We don't live in Manhattan, this is So Cal, we have the freedom to be casual!

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  3. Super cute, comfy and super, duper sassy. Converse rock my world.

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  4. You are adorable! I love that outfit, the tennis shoes and the hat add so much flavor.

    I think your outfit is great. Tim Gunn would just have to agree =)

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  5. Mr. G would give you a thumbs up. I'm sure of it!

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  6. I think the G man would say "that's fabulous" Andrea.

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  7. I think your lazy outfit is great!
    -FringeGirl

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  8. i dig it. I think he would approve - sort of. maybe he'd nix the chucks but he's not "from here" now is he? =)
    I think as mom's there is a fine line between comfort, sloppy & "I gave up". This outfit is kind of perfect for me. I have a pair of similar pants that i wear the crap out of because I want to be cute AND comfortable!
    although lately maxi dresses have been my "go to" outfit of choice.....so simple and easy but the ways to accessorize are endless!

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  9. im stopping by from the pleated poppy... i love the comfy slouch style myself... i think you look cute! my rule is to pair something fitted with something looser. like if i wear wide leg pants, ill wear a fitted t. i feel like it balances the look that way.

    http://acrazywalkonthesafeside.blogspot.com/

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  10. as if YOU could ever be mistaken for a boy;)

    love the look. i tend to lean this way, to comfort, almost every day. you look stunning even in a "lazy" look!! LOVE the shoes. xo

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  11. The hat and green converse are adorable! I am just beginning to hear about these friendship bracelets...gonna have to check yours out!

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  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit! It has all of my favorite staples-tee, cardy, and chucks! I think you look great, who cares what Mr. Gunn thinks!

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  13. I think Mr Gunn is probably talking about those ladies who use comfort as an excuse for putting no effort into the way they dress - but this outfit, though comfortable is totally cute and obviously well put together :) I think Tim would approve for sure

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  14. Why are you SSOOO cute?! And I love those shoes ;)

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  15. I love your outfit.
    Please send it to me pronto.

    Danielle @ Hello Owl Blog
    C/Australia

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  16. Green Chucks!!!

    And I think you already know my stance on dressing for comfort. ;) Dang that Tim Gunn!

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  17. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! Glad I'm not the only one that thinks (hopes) Mr. Gunn would approve :)

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  18. i cannot believe those are men's pants!! so impressed with your mad styling skills. :) and green chucks? love!

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  19. Definitely not for every occasion, but great for Saturdays, the park, and farmer's market! I think you look adorable! :)

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