Weekend Panache

There’s a specific style to weekend panache. I am not talking about black sneakers and black leggings.

Ten years ago, I noticed no one was wearing shoes. I’ve tried to erase the image of me crossing Chicago’s elegant Michigan Avenue in black flip flops. Now few stores sell pants with pockets. I love pockets.

Back to weekend garb. Three options because I know you’d like this to be a video:

1. An ankle length skirt (with an elasticized waistline) worn with an over-sized chunky sweater and beat-up white sneakers (go to the park and smear them with dirt). A plaid cape would be sharp (I bought mine in the tween department at a department store.)

2. Black wide-legged jeans with a white shirt and loads and loads of beads. Toss on a vest to the knees. Shoes should have swagger and balance the heft of the wide jeans.

3. Anything but black. Love melon or green pants with a super thin tee-shirt and an olive drab safari jacket. Play up the prep with a neckerchief, tassel loafer and no socks.

(By the way, talking about weekend style is a great conversation-starter even if you do sound a little shallow. Not that you should care.)


Tassel loafers for women are beyond fabulous.

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6 Comments to Weekend Panache

  1. Judith's Gravatar Judith
    March 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ellen
    at my age (63) I am entitled to “do” shallow. After all, life is one long weekend for me now.
    Thanks for the suggestion of the ankle length skirt. I am thinking of ditching my ankle length pant look and a comfy skirt might be a good look for the coming, southern hemisphere, winter.

  2. Gail's Gravatar Gail
    March 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    YOU are fabulous! Your shoes are magical!
    Your pal, Gail

  3. March 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ellen! Talking about weekend wear can turn into a insightful conversation if the topic is approached with the right person. Also, I love those shoes!!! Where can I find them?


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