Adam Glassman with model in relaxed clothing

Photo: Greg Kessler

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The Trend: Easy Breezy
Adam Says: Wide-leg pants, long jersey skirts, big blouses, draped dresses... When was the last time you could feel so comfy and look so polished? But the line between offhanded and Schlumpadinka City is a fine one. It all comes down to fabric and color: Luxurious-looking materials in pale shades seem purposeful, not disheveled.

How to Dress as Comfortably as You Can

Cut a Narrow Silhouette
Pick clothes that aren't restrictive but aren't oversize, either. Avoid yards of excess fabric—big clothes make you look bigger.

Pair Hard with Soft
Combine a more tailored piece (a blazer) with an unstructured one (a jersey skirt).

Practice Minimalism
Neutral tones and a lack of embellishment keep an outfit feeling neat and understated.

Choose the Right Shoes
Petites can pull off longer lengths by getting a lift from a wedge or platform (pumps look outdated). If you're taller, I like ballet slippers, sandals, even dressy sneakers.

Shirt, Club Monaco, $129. Pants, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $139. Loafers, Tod's.


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