February 2021

5 tips for dressing comfortably while still looking put-together

Conni Jespersen is a personal wardrobe stylist based in San Diego. Conni teaches online style courses, offers virtual styling, and encourages women to build a thoughtful wardrobe based on wearable, versatile pieces for an everyday lifestyle. You can find Conni at artinthefind.com and on Instagram at @artinthefind. Her style classes are offered at artinthefind.thinkific.com. Here, she provides tips for styling looks that are both comfortable and put together. 

As a wardrobe stylist, one of the questions frequently asked during virtual styling sessions is how to maintain a comfortable, put-together look while working from home. So here are a few tips for doing just that, using pieces from the Garnet Hill Modhemian Collection. All of the pieces in the collection are easy to wear all day, yet look sophisticated for your workday at the (home) office.

Tip 1. Switch separates for a one piece. 

The Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit is an ideal one-and-done look that brings together comfort and chic style. It has a relaxed fit and easy pull-on styling. Pair it with a skinny wrap belt and a pair of slip-on mules for sophisticated yet relaxed comfort.

Tip 2 | Don’t forget to accessorize.  

If your outfit is feeling a bit lackluster, adding a great accessory, like a skinny wrap belt, is an easy way to take your outfit up a notch while still maintaining that comfort-at-home level.

Tip 3 | Layer textures. 

One surefire way to make an outfit look put-together is to add some dimension. You can do that by changing up the texture or fabric in one piece, particularly a layering piece. This Modern Linen Topper is just the perfect piece to add texture/dimension to your outfit. The topper is paired with skinny jeans and slip-on mules

Tip 4 | When in doubt, go monochromatic. 

One guaranteed way to put together a chic outfit is to use similar tones. By using monochromatic shades, you create visual harmony. Here, the Modern Linen Topper in Sienna paired with ankle-length jeans in White and a swiss-dot blouse all work effortlessly together. 

Tip 5 | Add a pop of print.

Another way you can make your at-home outfits more interesting is by adding pattern. Instead of opting for an all-solid look, begin with a printed piece and build your outfit around its colors. Here, this artful blouse features shades of whites and blues. Using the Modern Linen Topper in Indigo and wide-leg jeans in Eggshell, I built the look out from the colors in the blouse to create a comfortable, cohesive look.  

From the five tips above, what is your favorite? How are you planning to incorporate it into your wardrobe? For more looks and layering pieces, explore Garnet Hill’s latest collection of women’s fashion, accessories, and footwear.

4 responses to “5 tips for dressing comfortably while still looking put-together”

  1. Debra Sherrow says:

    Enjoyed these tips for coordinating textures and looks.

  2. Linda G Smith says:

    1) I fail to see how those heavy, closed-up leather slides can be comfortable! Can’t show off a pedicure; can’t walk fast; no way to wear soft socks or any kind of shoe liner. Talk about blisters and top-of-foot redness and irritation, not to mention hot feet!
    2) Linen toppers with everything? What a wrinkled mess you will be by the end of the week. Too long and too hot for the South, where I live and work.
    3) The cropped, wide, “high-water” pants are a joke. They look “dorky” on a tall woman. What? You couldn’t find pants long enough?
    The ankle pant length is ok, providing the leg opening is narrow.
    4) A “thumbs up” on the print blouse and that’s about it.
    Conni, if you’re making a living doing this, I’m in the wrong line of work.

  3. Barrie Gibby says:

    Love the sienna topper with skinny white jeans. Not crazy about the wide pants. Looks bulky and odd. Maybe flat sandals would help?

  4. june says:

    Love your clothes, love that you’re offering’ casual but put together’ ideas. Please continue with ideas for the upcoming hot humid summer season-always a challenge to look put together and beat the heat. Keep them coming !!

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