there’s no foolin’ about it. there are 5 items hanging in my closet that i always keep on hand. in a world filled with trends, it’s ever so nice to reach for classic items that work for you year in and year out. they’re chic, they’re effortless and instantly elevate any outfit.
white shirt a crisp white shirt goes with everything. and i mean everything. wear an oversized shirt (or borrow mr. style’s) for a casual weekend look. or pop one on under a tailored black blazer for a corporate power look. as you can you see, a white shirt runs the gamut from casual elegance to evening glamor. and everything in between. there are lots of fun details to look for: french cuffs, fluted sleeves, scalloped edge. but sometimes all you need is a plain old button-down. just don’t forget to pop the collar.
silk scarf this is an item i don’t mind spending big bucks on. but there’s a silk scarf available at every price point. silk scarves are versatile and can be worn 365 days out of the year. if you are looking for instant chic tie a scarf around your waist, handbag, and yes, your neck.
denim jeans we all know i’m a blue jean mama from the get-go. years ago, i had to shop in the men’s department for my beloved blue jeans. but in the past 30 years or so denim has been revolutionized with spandex. can i hear an amen?! these days jeans are comfy and chic – cuffed or uncuffed, frayed or hemmed. a killer combo. my tried-and-true my style uniform includes a pair of blue jeans. for those of you new to the blog my uniform consists of the 4 B’s – blue jeans, button-down, blazer, and ballet flats. but blue jeans and a classic moto jacket are just plain fun to wear. don’t forget to add white to your collection. or black. or gray. or whatever color suits your fancy.
blazer what more can i say about a classic blazer? it gives instant glam to a humble pair of blue jeans. but works just as well to dress down an evening look. pop one over a skirt, faux leather leggings, or a dress. a blazer is always on trend. start with black, navy, and white. then add on patterns and colors to your hearts content.
handbag a structured handbag is the finishing touch to any outfit. it’s the cherry on top. a neutral color palette will give you bang for your buck. but once you have the basic color palette sitting on your shelf feel free to branch out. a beautiful handbag is one item i never hesitate to splurge on as i consider them an investment piece. but there is a price point for every budget. check out the details on luxury handbags and look for similar details in a lower price range.
p.s. i’ve included a video where i share my how-to-tie-a-scarf techniques. happy sunday ladies!