Lainie's daughters, Avelina and Isabela, begged her to write to Landcruisers and ask for a makeover, and guess what—it worked! I invited her to a taping of The Chew and revealed the big surprise.
Her "before" wasn't terrible, but it didn't capture her vibrant personality. So many people in the audience were wearing bright colors and fun accessories, and then there was Lainie, looking kind of blah. She used to perform on Broadway and is now adjusting to life as a writer and mom. Our goal was to find clothes that felt pulled-together and not too casual. Here are all the fun looks we created turning her from gray to heyyyy.
The jeans-and-blouse look is back! It's super easy: Find a top you love because of its print or color. Add in a great pair of flattering jeans, and you're done. There's no need to fret about anything else, because the blouse is the accessory.
Lainie says: "It's on-trend and sexy. I love the little bit of fray at the bottom of the jeans. I'm a working mom, so this is something I can throw on that's simple and stylish. I don't have to overthink it."
When in doubt, combine a tweed jacket with well-fitting dark wash jeans. The result is polished. Because Lainie is petite, these jeans are best worn with heels—otherwise, they become floods. It's the perfect look for a mom who's active in school functions.
Lainie says: "I never would have chosen the cut of these pants on my own, but I love them. And the silver shoes with the pointed toes are comfortable and cute. My go-to is round-toed boots, so this is a nice change."
I love mi traditionally masculine pieces with feminine ones. The leather jacket and the beautiful pleated skirt make a really interesting statement together. Plus, wearing metallics is a great way to add shine.
Lainie says: "This is my funky outfit. I used to think that dressing fun meant dressing too young. But I can wear this anywhere. And it's just as comfortable as my yoga pants!"
Like many women, Lainie relies heavily on neutrals and solids for her everyday wardrobe. Adding color, texture, pattern, and shine makes an outfit come alive. For example, this jacket—its embroidery is wearable art.
Lainie says: "At first I thought the jacket was too young, but paired with the dress it feels appropriate. It's fun and flirty but within my age range."