Silk contrast shirt
Nine West booties
Chanel aviator sunglasses
Mac "rebel" lipstick
I read in a magazine once that men don't understand certain fashion trends. One of those fashion trends they fail to understand is when women wear anything boxy (like shift dresses) or other types of clothing that hide our bodies (kind of like my cardigan). Apparently, the opposite sex doesn't "get" why we choose to look "frumpy" by hiding our bodies behind shapeless garments.
Prior to reading that article, I don't think I ever thought much about what men think about women's fashion. And it made me more aware of how others may see me. But that didn't stop me from continuing to wear boxy, shapeless clothing. In fact, I think I wore it even more. Not as a form of rebellion, but because I discovered how liberating that type of clothing can be. And because I came to realize that dressing for me feels so much better than constantly trying to please someone else.
I'm also a firm believer that you don't have to wear a skin tight short dress to look sexy or feminine. In fact, you can wear a loose fitting sweater, be covered up head to toe and look even more fantastic (and stylish) than if you had worn a skimpy dress (obviously, it has to be weather appropriate, but this is just an example). Less is more when it comes to showing some skin.
While this outfit is probably far from sexy, it is still feminine. And more importantly, it's comfortable.