White button up: Polo Ralph Lauren, It also comes in pink and blue, as well as in slim fit // Shorts: I bought these last year at Loft, but I'm totally crushing on this white pair right now. I also love this fun pair of pj shorts and this navy pair. // Gray flats: Repetto, also come in suede // Pink clutch: AHALife // Silver watch: Kate Spade // Lipcolor: NYX Cosmetics in 'Euro Trash'
Way back in the day, it seemed like the fashion rules indicated that you could only wear casual things together and dressy things together. It wasn't really seen as appropriate to mix the two. Street style and a more relaxed atmosphere in general has helped do away with that rule, but sometimes I find myself thinking that I can only wear certain things at certain times.
Like an evening clutch. I have no problem using one for a date night or wedding, but I never seem inclined to use it during the day. Why, I have no idea. Sure, it fits a lot less than a normal purse, but for the times I'm grabbing coffee with a friend or lunch with Evan, I don't really need a giant bag. So why shouldn't I use a clutch?
Does anyone else feel weird about using an evening clutch during the day? Okay, okay...I might be the only one, but not anymore! I knew that this pink clutch would be the perfect pop of color to this outfit, so I decided to pull it out. To be honest, it felt great not to be lugging around a whole bunch of things I didn't need in my purse.
So as you head into the weekend, I hope you're feeling inspired to wear something in a new and different manner. Have a fabulous weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!