Light green sweater – Banana Republic
Cream skirt – Banana Republic
Silver belt – JCrew
Silver flats – Antonio Meloni, borrowed from mom
Cardigan – Pretty Please, from Marshalls
Belt – Gap Outlet
Teal nursing tank – Old Navy
Denim pencil skirt – Banana Republic Factory
Blue tights – Target
Wedges – thrifted
Wooden hoops – Wet Seal
Dark green shirt – Gap
Tweed skirt – Ann Taylor Loft
Riding boots – Banana Republic Factory
Tights – Banana Republic
Pink sweater – Gap
Skirt – Ann Taylor Loft Outlet
Boots – Naturalizer Outlet
Necklace – American Eagle
(For those keeping track of my 14 days, 1 bag effort, I wore 4+6+8+20+black ankle pants — a last-minute packing squeeze — on Christmas day and 7+11+13+17+19 to the movies yesterday.)
Having grown up with three younger brothers, I have an extra measure of appreciation for the style-benefits of hanging out with my sisters-in-law. My sisters-in-law have been featured here before, but never all in a single photograph!
My sisters-in-law have mastered the art of clean, classic style and adapted it to suit their particular bodies and seasons in life. H. (on the far right) is a college freshman and she capitalizes on her height with a short skirt — with pockets! — and mid-calf wedge boots for a look that is on-trend while still referencing timeless pieces.
L. (in the middle), who is a junior in college, mixes her classic tweed skirt with her (new as of Christmas!) flat riding boots. L. has the fairest coloring and curviest figure of the sisters, and she has learned early how to choose the best hues and shapes to flatter herself.
P. (on the far left, holding baby e.) is wearing what she terms her “new teacher” outfit. Indeed, her light blue green sweater, full cream skirt, and silver accessories are a crisp take on classic shapes. I met P. when she was a freshman in college when I was her R.A. and ever since then she has been my example of how tailored, timeless style need not be stuffy.
Meanwhile, I continue my traveling capsule wardrobe iterations by belting this usually open, swinging cardigan closed and blousing it for volume to balance my hips.