One little change to casual, at home style makes a huge difference

It’s Friday!  And today we are discussing how one little change to casual, at home style makes a huge difference.

Many of us are going casual a lot more than we had previously before the pandemic…and sometimes casual, at home style can trip us up.

We allow the sloppy part of casual to sneak in and eventually it robs our joy and the doldrums take over our attitudes.

And we can’t let that happen…can we?


One little change to casual, at home style makes a huge difference

While at the grocery this past week, I noticed a woman who was wearing a lovely floral top, jeans, and sandals.

Her style was joyful and it made me think of how simple the whole look really was.

It seems that many of us grew up thinking that it is faster to throw on sloppy tee shirts and sweatshirts than to put on a nicer top.

But, it is true, that it takes the same amount of time to select a nicer one over a sloppy one.  If you take the time, to top off your jeans or leggings with something nicer than a tee or sweatshirt…it will yield huge benefits.

Suddenly, your casual, at home style looks put together and polished, and you can easily run errands looking and feeling great.

I can dress up or down these JJill jeans, similar to their High Rise Cuffed Jeans in the current collection.  In fact, they were cuffed, but for a nicer look, I lowered the cuff…as the weather warms, the cuff will return!

I do think these fit more like the current BOYFRIEND JEANS.

But, it is simple easy to do things that make this a good casual, at home look for me.  I chose a Chico’s animal print top from last year, yellow slides, and a simple Styled Stack Cuff Bracelet from James Avery Artisan Jewelry.

One little change to casual at home style makes a huge difference

My bad habit started over the winter when I worked out in the morning to just stay in those clothes…I eventually would end up running errands like that because I did not take the time to change….and would always run into someone I know!!

One of my wardrobe goals in 2021 is to add more tops such as the one I am wearing today…which pair nicely with my denim and take my casual style up a notch.  It really is one little change that makes a huge difference.

I understand there are “work in the yard days” or “clean closets and house days” that you do not want to wear your nicer things…just don’t let those outfits rule your daily selections.

Understand that it only takes a few little changes and just as much time to dress. 

So let’s bring in spring tomorrow, by sweeping out bad habits from this past winter!


One little change to casual at-home style makes a huge difference

What works for the wardrobe, works for the home decor as well.

Just like the little change of wearing a nicer top, makes a huge difference in your look and attitude, so does something small at home like adding fresh flowers! It doesn’t take much to brighten your surroundings.

If you look at my porch pictures, you will see a white planter behind me.  I originally put faux flowers on the stand, because I did not want to worry about watering them…but Mr. B stepped in and said NO!

He was right, when I changed them to succulents it was a much nicer look. 

Something small…huge difference!

On Monday, I will begin creating slideshows for readers who have sent me their five style adjectives.  Anyone can still do this…just send them to

What are your wardrobe goals for warmer weather?  Please share….enjoy my “nicer tops” slideshow below…and always…..



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By Pamela Lutrell

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