Goes Costal Grandma
White Jeans + Chambray Top + Straw Hat
Hello, Dear Reader!
Yes, your Copycat Style post is late this month.
It’s been one of those dog chasing tail kind of months. Lots of action and growling, but no getting anywhere. That’s okay, summer is a time for that.
And summer is what inspired today’s Copycat Style. Before I go there, if you are new here, Welcome! It’s lovely to have you. I’m Liz, your newest style bestie. Technically I’m an Image, Wardrobe & Color Consultant. If that sounds confusing, think of me as a personal trainer for your personal style. Or an interior decorator for the exterior of you! I’m all about getting your style and wardrobe in the best shape of your life–with no measurements, no judgement and a dose of fun. That’s why this place is called Closet Play! Style is more than a hobby, it’s my business, so anything you share or pin helps me out. Working with me is even better!
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Where was I? Oh, that’s right, I’m going Coastal.
No, not postal. Coastal.
Coastal Grandma, that is.
Let’s take a look at this month’s inspo… (All found on Pinterest.)
What elements bind the three looks?
All those blues and whites! Relaxed feeling. Cropped bottoms. Big sunnies.
What elements do I prefer from each?
The white bottoms feel right. Love the sandals and hat from the middle look and the ease of the loose rolled shirt in the last look. I like the stack of bracelets she’s wearing, too (But not the red nails. They’re gorge, but I need cooooooool. If you are a white jean lover, here are a few ideas for warm weather styling. And a few more for the rest of the year!
What do I not want?
Loafers. OMGoodness! Naked breathing feet are a must! Our temps have been in the triple digits this week. A sweater (even draped around the shoulders) would be the death of me. The temps are the same reason a leather bag doesn’t feel good. And a metal chain strap? Ouch!
What do I own to work with?
I threw down an outfit recipe in the Costal Grandma post as a combo I thought I might try, so this feels like the perfect opportunity. White Jeans + Chambray Tunic + Grey Flatforms + Straw Hat + Grey Pashmina + Straw Tote. Okay, I’ll leave off the pashmina!
These are a great start! But I’ll need to try some options… And add a little attitude!
How did it turn out?
It works. And definitely has that CG vibe. Does it feel me? Not really…
SO I decided I needed to try it with a jacket… For those cool beach evenings, you know! 😉
Ahhh! This feels more me. That doesn’t mean I couldn’t wear it with the hat, too. I think I’d prefer a different top. This tunic is just too much alone with the jeans. I need less volume. (Which is why I like it with the jacket; it tames the volume!)
Some of the deets:
Roll up your sleeves (with our without jacket) and leave some buttons undone for the breezy factor. This tunic has buttons front and back, so I left both open for ease. When I originally pulled the jeans and tunic together with a pretty bracelet stack, the look felt too soft. Adding black touches at the wrist and the moto style jacket made me happier.
How About YOU?
Which of the two looks do you prefer? What are your favorite summer colors? How do you like the Costal Grandma look? Could you see yourself rocking CG? Do you already? What’s your favorite beach town? What kind of music playlist would you pair with Coastal Grandma? I tried Yacht Rock… Are you a fan? What’s her adult beverage of choice? I need help here! Do let me know your thoughts…