Here's how I know: recently, in a room full of women, we discussed style and how imperfections, the things that we plan to "one day fix”, hold us back. They weigh down on our weeks, days, and moments. If we're constantly picking at this and that and left uncomfortable, in the end, aren't we just missing the moments?
My friends Kaity and Jessica joined me. Kaity, is a mother and co-founder of the pregnancy parenting site Well Rounded NY. Jessica is an ex-Californian who left a glowing professional career as a hairstylist to find new ground here in New York's booming creative field. One morning, before we all began our days, we met up for coffee and talked about our schedules and styles. In partnership with NYDJ, a company that never disappoints when it comes to denim, style, and comfort for all, we're sharing our personal style choices for a typical morning...
boyfriend jeans which are slim around the butt but have a loose fit around the ankle. It makes it easier for me to roll them up or cuff them, so styling them with any shoe is a breeze. I chose my trusty pair of Saltwater Sandals because it gives the white a pop, and because the are, honestly, more comfortable than sneakers to me. For a morning layer, I added a vintage cream blazer. When I had a meeting that day it made me feel a little more pulled together; but at the same time, for my daughter's school event later in the evening, I took off the jacket and felt easy-going.
NYDJ jeans fit. The waist rise of the jeans is perfect, they stay put on your body and don't stretch out in weird places. I'm totally into scarves at the moment and mixing them with contrasting patterns of what I'm wearing that day. Pairing these skinnies with a striped tee, scarf, and oversized Liebling and Burke army jacket is one of my favorite looks!
A sleek pair of denim that I can dress up or down (and that I can actually bend in) are key. And the cropped style of these particular jeans are a fresh break to my usual boyfriend and skinny styles.
Spring is a time for renewal and invigoration. We feel it in our spirits, so we should feel it in our wardrobes! Our style, and the clothes that compose it, should enable us to get out, get busy, and enjoy this wonderful season of awakening—not hinder it.
How do you feel now that spring is rolling around? How do you reflect it in your style?
(Photography by Julia Bushe for LaTonya Yvette. This post is in partnership with NYDJ. Thank you for supporting our partners!)