for me, fashion inspiration comes in many forms. one of my favorites is menswear. i don’t know if it’s because i’ve always lived in a world of men – i have two brothers, raised three boys… to be certain, i love to borrow from the boys when it comes to putting my outfits together. there’s nothing more classic than a gingham button-up and a pair of chinos. add a pair of ballet flats, and this is what i wear on a day-to-day basis if i’m staying at home, plopped in front of my computer. okay, maybe my ballet flats are stashed nearby and i’m barefoot…but when i get ready for the day, i’m ready – makeup, jewelry, belt, et al. then, if i have errands to run later in the day all i have to worry about is slapping a fresh coat of lipstick on my lips (a habit borrowed directly from my mother). for casual chic ootd inspiration spend some time perusing your favorite menswear department. you won’t be sorry.