1. Coach Utility Parka ($368) // 2. Zella Live-In Leggings ($52, $34 during Anniversary Sale) // 3. H&M Long Sweatshirt ($9) // 4. Ray-Ban Classic Aviators ($150) // 5. Toms Serpent Print Slip Ons ($115) // 6. Marc Jacobs Matelasse Scarf ($79) // 7. Michael Kors Chronograph Watch ($250) and Towne & Reese Bracelet ($24) // 8. Gap Leather Satchel ($100)
Sitting in a car, on a train or on a plane for more than a couple of hours can be very uncomfortable. Recently, a reader asked if there was a way to style comfy clothes, like leggings and sweatshirts, to give you a well-dressed look. When I spotted this photo on Pinterest, I knew I’d found the answer to her question.
One. The photo shows an olive-colored anorak, but I just love the soft color of this Coach parka so much, I had to use it instead. I also found this Fillmore anorak for $128 that comes in nearly a dozen colors. I also found this under-$50 Caslon jacket that comes in three colors. Old Navy offers a stylish plus-size anorak in olive.
Two. As I’ve said before, the Zella leggings are the greatest. If you have access to the Nordstrom pre-sale, they’re $34 a pair instead of $52. If you don’t, come back on Friday. I love them because the fabric is heavy, soft and wears like iron. They do run a little small though. I’m a 4-6 and take a medium.
Three. Sweatshirts as stylish wear are here to stay. This $9 H&M sweatshirt is long enough to cover your rear end (bonus!) and it’s super soft. If you prefer something with a hood, don’t miss this $17 sweatshirt from Target.
Four. Aviators, a love story. The title of my forthcoming memoir. Okay, maybe a chapter in my memoir. Need a cheaper pair? These Ralph Lauren Aviators are $67.
Five. Under normal circumstances, I would never advocate the wearing of Toms. However, options for chic, casual, slip-on shoes are incredibly limited. If I were wearing this outfit, I would wear sneakers or Keds. But I really like the snake-embossed material these Toms are made out of, so they’re the chicest slip-ons on the market.
Six. The photo shows a beige wool scarf. I really don’t like the look of it. If this were my outfit, I’d go for a chic, black-and-white printed scarf like this Marc Jacobs scarf. Need a cheaper one? Try this ikat-print scarf.
Seven. A simple oversized watch is something I really need to add to my jewelry box. This Michael Kors watch is one of the best choices on the market. Try this $80 Sophi watch if you need something cheaper.
Eight. How perfect is this casual leather bag? It’s a great weekend bag, a great plane bag, and it comes in three lovely neutral colors–grey,navy and beige.