4. Stay comfy but elegant
Clockwise from left: Alex Mill Kelsey skirt ($135, alexmill.com); Madewell puff-sleeve midi dress ($138, madewell.com); Cofouen button-down shirt ($30, amazon.com); Everlane Easy Pant ($78, everlane.com); Anthropologie sandals ($125, anthropologie.com)
Alex Mill; Madewell; Amazon; Everlane; Anthropologie
If you’re a CG wannabe, you can ditch the leggings, skinny jeans, blazers and anything that requires shape wear, an industrial-strength bra or heels. You can also skip athleisure wear and the sexy body-flaunting category of body-con knits and cropped midriffs. Instead, stock up on loose-leg pants with high waists, midi skirts and dresses, airy button-downs, woven leather sandals and mules. The aesthetic here is sophisticated and pulled together, even when wearing a pair of elastic-waist pull-on pants and a simple shirt. Be sure to wear leather sandals — not flip-flops, please!