Meet Janet: Mother, Blogger, and Ashro Customer
When we decided to do an article on styling caftans, we immediately thought of Janet. She loves clothes. But even more, she likes to be creative with the pieces she has—and look great on a budget. Let’s see how she did…
Each look starts with the Anya Short Caftan (but any short caftan will do).
For all three looks, Janet wore the Anya over pants or leggings, like a tunic. (Tunics are all the rage right now.) Any short caftan can be styled this same way—they’re basically long tunics with a fantastic price tag. Why not take advantage?
LOOK #1: LUNCH WITH THE LADIES
We all know that quality time with the ladies is a must—and so is looking fantastic. Having a caftan collection gives you so many fun options. Here, we’ve paired the Anya Short Caftan with pieces that pull out its dominant colors: white pants, red booties and a black fedora. What a fantastic look!
When we proposed that Janet add a hat to this outfit, she was all in. “Hats are my friends. They add a little more oomph.” Hats can instantly…
- Turn around a bad hair day
- Change up your look
- Make you feel as spunky on the outside as you do on the inside
For “Lunch with the Ladies,” Janet also tried a wig for the first time. Why not? She went with the Dylan Wig.
She loved how easy it was to experiment with a whole new look. If you’re ready to try a wig, it’s not hard to get started…and you’ll open up a whole new world of possibilities. Get the basics from our How to Wear a Wig and Why article!
LOOK #2: NIGHT OUT!
Janet looks A-Mazing! For “Night Out,” we added our new Corset Stretch Belt to give instant shape, sass and sex appeal. Investing in an accessory like this means you can get more look out of all of your looser dresses, tunics and caftans.
Dressing and buying with intention is a great way to go. Janet loves this approach. “You don’t have to spend a lot to look cute. It just takes a little effort.” She focuses on what’s in her closet, where she’s going, and buys pieces that she can put to good use.
If you feel good in a beret, invest and make this one a signature look. Black faux leather matches just about anything you might have in your closet…and amps up your look in under a minute.
Add blingy leggings and high heels, and WHOA, you’ll be turning heads and feeling fantastic.
Janet definitely brings her own style to the table, too, with her signature red lipstick and sunglasses. “You need to know YOU and what’s going to work for you and your personality. That’s what’s key.”
LOOK #3: TUCKED IN AT HOME
After a long day or a hard week, we love a caftan for quiet, recharging time at home. There’s nothing easier. Slip it over your head, and like magic, you’re dressed for relaxing—and you’re still looking like a queen.
During the warmer months, a light, silky caftan is perfect all by itself, but fall and winter call for smart layering. (Even queens get cold.) Let’s keep it sleek and definitely not frumpy. How about fleece-lined leggings and a fitted long-sleeve top? Now that’s cozy and flattering!
Add some zebra slides and you’re looking great at home. You won’t mind a bit if somebody comes to the door.
As much as we love clothes and making an entrance, there is no doubt that who we are matters more than anything we can wear or buy. We love the way that Janet believes in doing what makes you smile, working hard and continually having an attitude of gratitude:
We couldn’t agree more.
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Janet lives in Georgia and writes a blog called, “From My Big Eyes.” She loves to travel and explore—and has even interviewed stars on the red carpet. You go girl!