Stylin – Olio e Piu

Part of the fun of enjoying a meal is dressing for it. The right outfit sets the mood. I think the food just tastes better when I’m dressed appropriately for the occation. My ensemble for a night out with the girls is very different from the one I would wear to a Sunday boozy brunch. Here, I’ll show you how I style myself for all sorts of different meals.

The weather is finally spring-like, which means all anyone wants to do is brunch outside.  Not all brunches have to be boozy, party dress affairs.  This Sunday it was all about strolling the West Village with a stop at the first place we could find with cute outdoor seating, which happened to be Olio e Piu.  It’s an Italian café that feels particularly casual and breezy if you’re sitting outside.  You want to look put together (you’re in the West Village, after all) but not like you’re dressing to seriously impress.

The weather is at that stage when your blazer – a fashion piece in its own right – can also serve as your legitimate jacket layer.  It’s a weekend so you’re not heading into the boardroom and that means it shouldn’t be too structured.  I like this boxy one from H&M that’s basically made out of sweatshirt material and straddles the line between blazer and cardigan.  I put it over an embellished tank from J. Crew for a little sparkle.  The shirt has some fun beading but it’s on tshirt material so you don’t look like you’re trying too hard on a Sunday afternoon.  I finished off the outfit with some channel seam jeans from 3×1, patent leather ballet flats from Pitaya, and my trusty cat eye Ray-Bans.

This is the perfect outfit to wear while you’re sipping on an iced coffee in 62 degree weather.

stylin - olio e piu