You really only need a few high quality staples that will take you anywhere, and then just fill in the details to match the mood of the day. It could be your favorite new jeans that fit like a glove, that one black jersey dress, overalls, or a wool suit. It really doesn’t matter which staple you choose, as long as it treats you right. I chose these boxy cropped black jeans, paired with some things well-worn, classic, vintage, cozy, and borrowed. Let’s style!
For this experiment I will wear the same black jeans for all the outfits. That is how we should dress in real life: making a quality choice, an investment piece if you will, and pairing it many ways with confidence. For this first look I went super basic with my tried-and-true classic linen shirt, and some fun footwear. *Do your staples; add a pop that makes you smile.
In spite of that confused expression on my face, I actually love this look. Same pieces as before, topped with a faded green sweatshirt. *collared shirt underneath; yes.
Remember Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face? She fought the look with all black and white socks. “It will cut me off at the feet!” But she went with it, and it became a classic. *Nostalgia.
Yellow cardigan; me-made navy wool/silk vest. Old blue poly scarf that I’ve tried to break up with now and again over the last 15 years, but I keep coming back. *Layers, classics, color pop.
I love berets. *Cozy, pink, chic.
I don’t know anyone who goes from day to night; but I would do this for a date, or if I was cold and my husband gallantly offered me his suit jacket. How eco-savvy is that, to wear a borrowed boxy, oversized suit jacket? (Except these heels are not made for grass.) *Classic, glam, modern; “Don’t put me in that box.”
Find your look. If you’re not sure, talk to me. I love this topic. Create a fun capsule, and simplify your life in style.