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Ask Belle: Five Shops for Casual Dresses

Hi Belle, I follow you on Instagram and I’m wondering where you find the dresses you always wear on weekends?  Liesl I like to wear dresses on casual days because it allows me to dress nicely without overdressing.  Just add a pair of flat shoes, some sunglasses, a good bag, one accessory/piece of jewelry and you’re done.  Here are the places where I find most of …

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Ask Belle: Casual Spring Outfits

This morning, I wrote about the 15 pieces that I felt would make a good starting point for a casual spring wardrobe .  But even if you buy the right pieces, it doesn’t do you much good unless you know how to style them into outfits. A Navy Shift Dress Two Ways: See this morning’s post for the names and prices of items. Changing one piece–the necklace for the scarf–turns this outfit from a dinner outfit to a more casual outfit.  You could also tie the citron sweater from this morning ‘s post over your shoulders, if you wanted to add a bit …

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Clothes vs. Outfit: Jeans and a Sweater

  Sweater: Tippi Cashmere Crewneck ($188) Jeans: Paige Skyline Skinnies ($189) Upper Left, Top:  See by Chloe Embossed Tie Neck Blouse ($325)  Earrings: Hive and Honey Disc Studs ($14)  Bracelet: Turquoise & Prehnite Bracelet ($36) Shoes: Steve Madden Heaven Flat ($40) Right, Jacket: Loose Red Cardigan ($71) Necklace: Aqua Multilayer Necklace ($68) Boots: Sam Edelman Cognac Ankle Boots ($80) Bottom Left, Scarf:  Infinity Knit Scarf (sold out, similar $42)  Shoes: Frye Paige Riding Boot ($378) Bracelet:  Nest Wooden Bangle ($95) Many professional women put so much effort into their work attire, that their casual wardrobe suffers.  While walking around Capitol Hill during the recess, I was reminded that just because you’re wearing clothes doesn’t mean your wearing an “outfit.”  Too many women use casual Fridays as an excuse …

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