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Look of the Week: Kitchen Cute

Whether you're an aspiring chef or a hip housewife, one thing's for sure -- cooking is sexy. Add to the appeal with a comfy-chic kitchen ensemble.

This look is casual enough for everyday cooking, and classy enough to greet any surprise guests (with that homemade tart you just happen to have in the oven).   

Build your outfit around your apron -- choose an apron that makes you happy, has pockets, and is easy to throw in the wash. (We adore the selection at Anthropologie.) As for what to wear underneath -- it gets hot in the kitchen and your arms are always moving so go sleeveless. This stretchy little Lucy dress is a miracle worker -- it's universally flattering, comfortable, wicks away sweat, has pockets, and features a braided collar for added sophistication. For your hair, keep it simple (and hygenic) with a cute headband and hair ties. Add some fun oven mitts and dish gloves, and you'll be set to master any cookbook -- and to clean up after! Bon appetit, ladies.

1. Jessie Steele Deco Dot Scalloped Pot Mitt, $6.95

2. Jessie Steele Deco Dot Rubber Gloves, $11.95

3. Centerpiece Apron, $32

4. Forever 21 Glossy Bow Headband, $3.80

5. Forever 21 Set of 12 Sparkle Hair Ties, $1.50

6. Lucy Entwine Dress, $64.99

 

Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.