if you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, then you know how much i love my style uniform (blazer, button-down, blue jeans, ballet flats). it’s my favorite way to wear jeans. what’s better than pulling together an outfit in less than five minutes? because we all have those days when we’re crunched for time. or think we have nothing to wear (yes, even style bloggers have a brain freeze when they stare at their clothes). and that’s the beauty of a style uniform. it’s easy breezy and lets me step out the door with style and confidence.
when i worked on my classic style series for instagram (follow me here) this week, it dawned on me that the most fashionable style icons have a style uniform too! say what? yes, style icons understand that a style uniform keeps their wardrobe balanced, giving them the perfect mix between modern and classic fashion.
the beauty and ease of a style uniform relies on a blazer. it’s the perfect third layer year round. and a blazer transitions with ease from one season to the next. if there isn’t a blazer hanging in your closet pick a neutral for your first one. it will give you bang for your buck as neutrals go with everything. then branch out and add a pattern or two.
as i mentioned earlier a style uniform includes a favorite pair of blue jeans. and blue jeans are an easy way to introduce a trend to your wardrobe if you’re so inclined.
accessories add personality to a style uniform. when the weather is nice wear snake print sandals instead of flats. and nothing says spring/summer quite like a wicker handbag. and don’t forget to add some bling. today i chose a charm bracelet that peeks from beneath my sleeve.
these two photos were taken for the classic style series on instagram. notice there’s no handbag or bling. and the sandals were exchanged for block heel shoes (old, similar here). can you guess which style icon i’m copying? head to instagram to find out!
all right, gang, we’re gearing up for fridays with oscar today. yes, our favorite german shepherd will make his weekly appearance tomorrow. the weather’s been glorious the past week, so maybe it’s time to open the porch and dine al fresco. whether we’re inside or out don’t forget to tune into the blog to see what we’re dishing up!