A common battle in fashion is comfort versus style. Why can’t we have both when it can be achieved? When people hear “comfort” in fashion, we often think of sweat pants. Nope, no sweat pants, however jogger sweat pants are trendy. In a large commuter city such as New York, taking public transportation and walking is a norm for urban citizens. However, it is very rare to see a woman on a train wearing stilettos – if she is, she is a goddess. How can one dress stylish and trendy while being comfortable in their garments? Easy, think minimal, basics and light fabrics.
Selecting pieces that are both comfortable and stylish can be a challenge, but not entirely. Comfort is such an subjective word, however it is safe to say, flats are safer than heels on any given day of the week especially for the commuters. Cole Haan’s products have a wide-variety of style for flat surfaced shoes. They have flats, ballet flats, and loafers with a touch of classic and minimal style. Cole Haan’s Skimmer flats are pointed, snake printed and made from leather. The details are in the shoes, the leather fabric, the print and the cut-out makes for comfort and style.
Another easy way to keep comfort and being stylish is light weight fabric. It can be argued that light weight fabrics are not an essential for the cold winters, but it’s a great clothing piece that can be used for layering. Uniqlo has amazing basic tops that is made for comfort and fashion. A wardrobe staple is a white button-down. Uniqlo’s Rayon blouse has the elements of casualness and professionalism. With a half button-down blouse and 3/4 sleeve, simple and clean look. The rayon fabric causes the blouse to be ultra light and “breathable.”
A quick way to look put together is to throw on a tunic. The silhouette looks like a basic t-shirt with a longer form, but a tunic can be an easy transition from hopping from comfort to chic. Asos’ floral printed tunic is perfect for someone who has a basic color palette. With black and white tones and floral print for summer, this tunic is perfect for both comfort and style.
There are so many brands that gives simple, comfortable and stylish outfits. We all just have to avidly seek for those pieces and incorporate them into our wardrobe. Whoever said you cannot achieve comfort and style clearly did not know what they were talking about… it CAN be achieved!
We would love to hear your favorite ways you like stay stylish and comfortable?