STYLE GURU BIO: Hannah Goldstein

Last winter, I bought my first pair of jeans since middle school. They joined only one other pair of non-stretchy pants in my wardrobe. Why do I seem to have such a problem with pants? Well, as everyone who has ever worn a pair of pants knows, the best part of wearing pants is taking them off at the end of the day. So, I’ve long-since resolved to live my life as if every day were the end of the day. There are endless items of clothing that are much more comfortable than pants, and I’ve accumulated a great many of them in my quest to dress comfortably and stylishly. After years of prioritizing comfort in my daily look, I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to be cute and comfy on a regular basis.

This look demonstrates the most important piece of advice I could offer you about being cute and comfortable in your outfit: wear a dress. I’ve talked about flowy dresses in the past, but there are lots of types of dresses that will make you look like you’re ready for a photoshoot but feel like you’ve just put on your pajamas. A relatively thick bodycon dress, for example, can be worn without a bra and feels like you’re literally wearing a blanket. I own at least four of these dresses, and I get complimented on my outfit every time I wear one. I even get asked what I’m dressed up for when I wear a super comfortable dress, even though I’m often just running errands or taking my dog on a walk. I feel like I’m not even wearing anything, but I look like I’ve put a lot of effort into my look. I pair my dress with a statement necklace and a fun pair of shoes to play up the inherent dressiness of the item and I look (and feel) like a million bucks.

There are lots of other ways to be cute and comfy. I’d advise rocking a soft crop top with a flowy skirt or a cotton jumpsuit. Wearing an outfit that lets you be comfortable and stylish at the same time is pretty priceless.