fashion, style

10 comfortable wardrobe musts

Dressing for comfort

I was recently Twitter-sitioned (propositioned on Twitter) to dish on balancing comfort and style by my friend Rebecca. Rebecca writes a wonderfully funny/candid blog called Mommyproof and we share the challenges of raising toddlers and finding balance.

My personal challenge is managing the dozen things I do for my toddler before 7:30 am while trying to leave the house by 8am (and looking like I got more than 4 hours of sleep). It’s best to keep my routine simple and incorporate comfortable basics like these and minimal, natural make-up.

1. Colorful totes like this one from Stella & Dot are ideal for running around your own town and for traveling. It unzips to expand for those impulse buys and the lining is totally spill resistant. Moms of toddlers rejoice!

2. Luxurious basics was an oxymoron until I tried on a Spendid tee and wept silently in the dressing room because I was certain I had been hugged by an angel.

3. A woven fedora is great for days when you’re too comfortable to wash your hair.

4. Chambray goes sleeveless with this 100% cotton, light wash, tie crop.  

5. Necklaces add the pop that many comfortable outfits lack. My current favorites are these claws from Alkemie or anything tribal like this Sole Society statement necklace.

6. Comfortable can be stylish. Especially when you throw on this double-breasted military-style jacket by Elizabeth and James AKA The Olsen Twins. Those girls know comfort. 

7. Somebody at  Joe’s Jeans slaved over these vintage reserves to make them look and feel worn-in and I appreciate whoever that man or woman is. They are the most comfortable and flattering jeans I own.

8. Maxi skirts are the answer to my empty bottle of self tanner. Since my legs are albino and we can’t avoid stripes this season, let’s add this comfortable piece to my wish list. 

9. I said it before, flats are Spring’s hardest working shoe. You can’t go wrong with animal print flats like these by Yosi Samra. 

10. Might as well cozy on up to neon because it’s not going anywhere. Add a touch of the on-trend hue to your summer ensembles with these positively glowing Rebecca Minkoff sandals… that are conveniently on sale. 

What comfortable items in your closet gets the most love?

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  • Rebecca Hanover Kurzweil

    Thank you for the shout-out and for meeting my challenge head on. Nice work. That Stella and Dot bag looks amazeballs. I’m all about the comfortable yet stylish kicks (I have a pair of tieks, a pair of gray swede buckled boots from Free People that I wear every day that I’m not wearing my running shoes, and of course a veritable smorgasbord of Tom’s!) xox

    • Bethann Wagner

      That Stella and Dot bag is actually washable! I asked a rep last weekend when I went to see the bag in person. I think I’ll have to use it as my new diaper bag.

    • Nicole Olson

      I was playing with with Stella & Dot bags last weekend at a trunk show. Mmmm. I love it, and it’s totally wipeable!

  • Jasmine

    Love it! Though I’m not a Mom, comfort is a must, not just for the obvious, but I find if I’m comfortable I feel more beautiful. Brilliant!

    Thanks Bethann for another great blog!

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thank you, Jasmine! I could not agree more!