Hillary Chybinski: What to Wear for Serious Shopping

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What to Wear for Serious Shopping

Welcome back to another weekly fashion post, where I share ideas and inspiration for kicking your own wardrobe up. Each week, I share an outfit I am currently wearing, along with how you can make it work for you. Many of the pieces (or something similar) are probably already in your closet. Getting dressed shouldn't be hard - all you need is a little inspiration.

Dress for comfort when heading out for a day of shopping
Vest - Ralph Lauren (old) | Sweater - Eddie Bauer (old) | Tank - Aventura Clothing | Shoes - Target

For me, a major factor in deciding what to wear each day, is what I am going to be doing. If we are running around shopping, that calls for a different outfit than a lunch date with friends. Not that I couldn't wear the same thing to both, but the idea of an all-day shopping marathon screams "COMFORT" to me.

On a recent weekend errand jaunt, I pulled out some classics from my closet. This Eddie Bauer v-neck sweater is old (shh it has a tiny hole in the arm that I need to try and fix) as is my Ralph Lauren vest. But they both still look great, if a little "worn-in." While I love a low-heel boot, for all day shopping, I'm going with total comfort and these cute slip-on sneakers.

As with so many things, layers are key. If you will be outside or it's chilly, you want to be warm. . .but the mall can be REALLY hot, and I can't shop if I'm uncomfortable. That's where a vest can be your best friend. This one is reversible, and next time, I'll wear it red side out!  I like a smooth foundation piece, like my favorite Aventrua Clothing Bienne Tank. It was my first piece as an Ambassador, and it's a favorite for sure.  I also need to wear or carry a pair of thin socks, in case I want to try on shoes.

Layers are a great option for a day of shopping

You need a good bag too. One that's not a pain to carry, if it's a good shopping day, your hands may be full! I'm loving my Kate Spade bag. It's a cross between a purse and a tote bag, with plenty of room for essentials.

Don't forget a bag to hold things and comfortable shoes when dressing for a day of shopping

What's your shopping day uniform?

catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy - check it out for even more outfit ideas and inspiration.


  1. LOVE the bag and the pattern mix with the shoes!

  2. Cute shoes! I host a fashion link up every Wednesday and would love you to stop by and add a link if you get a chance!