A Hint of Lace Makes the Perfect Bralette
For Christmas, my grandmother got me a subscription to Vogue. I think this was probably so she could recycle her stack of Vogues instead of waiting for me to steal them. I love thumbing through a copy and seeing what they're proclaiming to be next season's trends. Not that I follow any of them. However, there are times when I fall madly in love with what Anna Wintour deems fashionable. Embroidery? Yes! Ruffles? Duh! Sequins? Dress me up like a disco ball! Recently there was one trend that, no matter how hard I tried, I could not support: athleisure. Even typing it out is making me roll my eyes. You guys, sneakers and sports bras are for the gym. I am not (too much of) a lazy bum. But I will not wear high heels and track pants and feel good about it. My feeling is athleisure became so popular because it's simple. But you know what else is simple? A hint of lace in your cozy favorites.
I'm pretty sure that the most important thing in the world for me is being comfortable. That's why I fell in love with Aerie bralettes. They're soft, have just the right amount of stretch, and they look great layered under anything. Honestly, I wear them all the time. This hint of lace outfit is my favorite for winter. Since we are spending more time at home, this whole outfit has been on repeat every weekend. This Madewell sweater is also just the right amount of slouchy. I never did find an off-the-shoulder sweater I was in love with this winter but this one does the trick. While I usually wear it with a pair of my standard black leggings, I found that Target's denim is just as soft and comfortable. Two of my favorite pairs of jeans are from there so if you need a good casual pair that's my best recommendation.
You can be both stylish and comfortable, of course (hello athleisure) but you also need to be true to you. Getting comfortable can mean a lacy bralette or a pair of sky high stilettos or a pair of track pants. My advice: if it makes you feel good, wear it! What is the one thing in your closet that makes you feel comfortable? I'd love to know what it is and where to get it!