What I love this week: casual classics & more

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Simple, casual, classic is what floats my style boat these days. But I want to keep it modern too, so have been trying out some updated versions of go-to pieces.

My casual classic style sweet spot

So yes, almost everything I’m wearing here is from J.Crew; they’re really been hitting my style sweet spot lately! Just the right mix of simple and current, structured and relaxed.

Our weather’s continued to be chilly and wet, and I’ve been wearing this sweater in heavy rotation. I’ve washed it once and it came through beautifully. No shrinkage, and very little noticeable pilling. (It’s listed as a “cashmere relaxed sweatshirt” on the site, maybe because of the raglan sleeves?) I’m wearing a Small.

These are the “slim wide leg jeans” I included in Monday’s capsule wardrobe post, and I quite like them! I think they’re one of the most flattering of the wide leg styles I’ve tried so far. I’m wearing the Classic/Regular 28. I found the Petite size to be shorter than I liked. I’m 5’1″, but my legs are long for my height. If you’re average height and have longer legs, you may want to try the Tall size for a less cropped look.

Now that I’m wearing shorter tops and/or a French tuck in front, I’ve started adding a belt regularly. It adds structure and point of interest to make a simple outfit look more finished. (J.Crew has some really good belt options too!)

Signs of spring

New leaves on a Chinese elm tree

The weather may still feel winter-ish, but the trees are putting on their spring finery nonetheless. This bright, new-leaf green against a clear blue sky is one of my favorite views.

Longer, sunnier days ahead mean being consistent with my sunscreen. I prefer 100% mineral formulas, but it can be tough to find mineral sunscreens that don’t leave a whitish cast or pill or both. I’ve been using this one from ISDIN, and it’s pretty good.

But I recently tried this one, and it’s next level…

This sunscreen has a slightly pinkish tint which blends right into my skin and leaves a nice glow but NO residue. It feels moisturizing and doesn’t get cakey looking over time. It’s cruelty-free and vegan. It works beautifully under makeup, too.

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