Today I’m excited to introduce you to a blogger you should definitely add to your ‘follow’ list, her name is Janel at My Mayne Wardrobe. There are a few things I am good at but FASHION is NOT one of them! I can use all the help I can get. As a busy mom, I need functional, affordable, easy outfit ideas that can help me transform from daily life to nightlife in a few easy steps. I’m very excited because Janel has done just that!
I met Janel last year and I was instantly impressed because she is so kindhearted. She has a desire to help other women feel and look their best with items they already have in their closets. Her style is chic and affordable! Here is a little more information about Janel;
“Hi! My name is Janel Mayne and I am the creator of My Mayne Wardrobe. I am an Occupational therapist by day and lover all things fashion and style by night. My blog is about helping women build and add to their main wardrobe!! This includes styling basics, outfit ideas for certain occasions, and styling items more than one way that you may already have in your closet.
I also use this space to share my faith, which is very important to me, travel, and other events that may occur in my life. I want women to feel inspired and empowered by their closet and walk away from my page feeling encouraged and learning something new.”
Here is her helpful post:
3 quick and easy ways to style leggings from drab to fab! By Janel at My Mayne Wardrobe
Leggings are probably the greatest piece of clothing ever created as far as I am concerned when it comes to comfort. The stretchy material has a slimming effect, camouflaging our imperfections and most importantly easy to move in!! Stick to a black pair because it is neutral and can be paired with anything in your wardrobe!!
Picture this… You get home from running around all day in your leggings. You set down your keys, about to unwind and you get an impromptu call from hubby or boyfriend who says, “I made last minute dinner reservations get ready in an hour!!! WHAT!!! Oh no!!
You are in a pinch, standing there in your leggings and probably tennis shoes, thinking what the heck am I going to throw together in an hour. Well fear not, I have you covered. I am going to give you three style ideas that are practical, functional, and easy and the best part is, you probably have half of these items in your closet!
So let’s take that outfit from drab to fab and get on with the first look.
Outfit #1: Drab– You have on tennis shoes and a plain white t-shirt with leggings and tennis shoes!!
Style tip: Throw on a cute fedora or hat and blazer for a casual, but chic look!
Fab- Change out the tennis shoes for a classic pair of black pumps, add a statement necklace, loose the hat and instantly you will look pulled together.
Blazer: see link above
White T-shirt: see link above
Statement necklace: similar
Black pumps: similar
Style tip: Add a clutch and drop earrings for a chic, but glam look. Look for leggings that have a fun texture or interesting detail on them like the pair pictured above for a more trendy, but still chic look.
Outfit #2: Drab- You are wearing an over-sized sweater over your leggings and a pair of sneakers.
Nike Thea: Women Footlocker
Fab- Change your sneakers for cute heeled booties or riding boots whatever your preference to instantly dress up the outfit.
Black leggings: Zara
Scarf: Forever 21
Style tip: To bring the outfit to another level add your favorite brightly colored or print scarf as pictured below to add depth and interest to the outfit. (Psst.. This scarf is actually a shirt I threw over my neck because I could not find my scarf!!) Sometimes you have to think outside the box to make your clothes work for you!!!)
Outfit # 3: Drab– You are wearing all black and throw on a jean jacket for a casual, yet comfortable look (all black is always slimming)
Jean jacket: Forever 21
Black tank: Old Navy
Nike Thea: Women Footlocker
Fab- Swap out the tank and throw on one of your summer dresses!! Yes you heard me a summer dress. They are perfect over a pair of leggings and can act as a long tunic. In the picture below I threw on a LBD over my leggings, statement necklace, and swapped my sneakers for these booties!!! Instant chic!!
Black leggings: Zara
Clutch: Banana Republic ( Check Charming Charlie’s for cheaper options)
Gold Choker: thrifted
Heeled booties: Zara
Makeup tip: When in a bind grab a bright colored lipstick to bring color to your face and use a highlighter on the apples of your cheek for instant glam!! My go-to is Ruby Woo by MAC, which is a cult favorite in the makeup world and looks good on every skin tone!!! Give it a try!!!
Here is a list of some of my favorite stores where I purchase my leggings and they are very affordable:
Ladies, I hope you enjoyed these outfits!! I hope it gives you some great options and inspiration when you are in a crunch for time. Which look is your favorite?? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you guys!!
Thank you, Janel, for giving us this incredible fashion advice! Be sure to follow her for more stylish tips!