Today we’re checking back in with St. Louis-based Psyche Southwell (38) from Economy of Style. Psyche still loves colour and jewellery, and continues to have polished warm-weather dressing down pat. She has changed her hairstyle since we featured her in July 2015, and is now sporting a stylish and sassy super short ‘do. She has embraced the on-trend long cardigan and is rocking bright-coloured pants and jeans.
The bold patterned silky track pants in different shades of bright green are the star of the show in this relaxed polished outfit. Psyche has paired them with a simple white tank top to let the trousers do all the talking. Tucking the top and sporting nude open-toed heels lengthens the leg line. This type of full-length trouser that is tapered at the ankle and roomy right through the leg in a lightweight material is a great option for warm days. To transition over into early Fall, Psyche has added a waterfall-style gilet in a complementary shade of olive. It adds extra polish and creates vertical integrity. Pastel pink lipstick, tortoise-rimmed specs, a gold necklace and striking oblong earrings finish off the look.
Our blogger wore this on a +100 degrees-day in Saint Louis. When trying to stay cool, an easy breezy T-shirt dress comes in handy. The above-the-knee length and trapeze style allow for maximum ventilation. Psyche dresses up the look with a pair of refined gold-toned metallic gladiator sandals and a spiky bracelet that makes a statement. A watch and mirrored sunnies in matching metallics further tie the look together. While Psyche’s sassy short ‘do adds stylish spunk to everything she wears.
Shorts are one of Psyche’s go-tos for busy days about town. Here she’s sporting a pair of above-the-knee stretchy denim shorts with a 1″ cuff. Adding a top with interesting design details is an easy way to transform a casual everyday outfit into something special. This Zara front knot top with off-the-shoulder wearability and banded hem does exactly that. Bonus points for the happy orange colour. The purplish-pink lipstick is an unexpected but fab choice with the orange top. Comfy sandals in a low-contrast colour lengthen the leg line. A stylish perforated tote stores all of Psyche’s daily essentials.
Psyche has fully embraced the maxi cardigan and snapped up this gorgeous double-faced version in black with heathered camel as soon as she saw it. The straight style looks streamlined and polished worn over a simple white tank and cuffed skinny jeans. Opting for dark wash denim creates a tonal effect and a long lean line. The pointy-toed oxfords in antiqued gold with cut-out detailing is what immediately drew me to this outfit. The sleek style and delightful metallic colour add chic and easy polish. The leather backpack in a rich shade of brown doesn’t match but works well with the rest of the outfit. A dainty necklace, stud earrings, sunnies and bright red lippie are the perfect finishing touches.
Our blogger looks amazing in her Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress with geometric pattern in punchy red and white. She dresses down the design classic with a sassy denim jacket in a light blue wash that makes the dress’ colours pop even more. Psyche could have gone with a neutral shoe, but instead opted for chunky-heeled sandals in a denim-y blue that works brilliantly with the denim jacket. The suede, braided lace-up straps add subtle textural interest. Oversized hoop earrings, a gold bangle and watch provide shiny polish. The bright orange-red lipstick is a perfect match for the dress.
Psyche sported this easy, colourful outfit to attend two Summer festivals. White tank tops are a staple in our blogger’s closet, and here she is wearing a high-necked version tucked into jeans. Cuffing the skinny ankle jeans showcases the entirety of her fun and comfy wide-strapped sandals. The bright coral jeans makes the outfit sing. Adding an eye-catching necklace made from different patterned silky scarves adds a delightful arty touch. Her brown leather backpack complements the sandals. Psyche’s trusted mirrored sunnies and hoop earrings come out to play again too. Bright magenta lipstick punches up the happy Summer vibe another notch or two.
Let us know what you think of Psyche’s wonderfully polished and colourful style. And be sure to browse the rest of her outfits over on her blog.