whenever i’m short on time, i always reach for my style uniform. if you are new to the blog, you might be scratching your head wondering what a style uniform is all about. to put it simply, a style uniform consists of wardrobe staples that you can pull together at a moment’s notice and step out the door feeling confident and looking great.
hopefully, y’all enjoyed your special day yesterday. the weather in Georgia was picture perfect so i couldn’t have asked for a better day. one of the best things about being a mother is watching your kiddos grow into mature adults. i’m blessed with three healthy boys who turned into fine young men. it’s a privilege to be their mother that i try not to take for granted.
everyone needs a great pair of jeans. my favorite brands are J.Crew, Talbots, Sofia Vergara, Ralph Lauren, Wit & Wisdom, or Frame. if you haven’t found your perfect pair devote an afternoon to try on every brand known to mankind. you’ll find one, i promise. here’s a hint. before heading to the dressing room, wrap the waist around your neck. if it fits nicely, then you’ve found the right size to try. dark rinse is perfect for evening as it’s dressier than a light rinse. and a light rinse, as well as white denim, will visually add pounds. but i love wearing white denim year-round. black denim too. a lighter rinse is perfect come summer. take note that jeans this season are trending with a looser fit than years gone by. today, i’m wearing a modern ankle skinny jean from Wit & Wisdom.
next on my style uniform list is a go-to blazer. start with black or navy, then add on any color to your heart’s content. personally, nothing beats a tweed blazer for instant elegance. it’s classic coco chanel. take heart; these days, you can find a tweed blazer at a price point that won’t break your bank. mid-priced brands typically trot out a tweed blazer every year. just keep your eyes peeled ’til you find the one you love. today, i’m wearing the Hutton blazer in a winter white tweed from Ann Taylor. but i loved this blazer, and this one, or this one.
a silk blouse or tunic in a neutral color gets a lot of mileage. it’s a hard-working wardrobe staple. start with black, navy, or my favorite ivory. this is an investment piece, so don’t be afraid to splurge. look for quality as that will give you longevity.
shoes and handbags make or break an outfit, so choose wisely. a variety of heel heights find a home in my closet. nude or black pumps or flats are the most versatile colors. but look for neutrals in gray, navy, gold, or silver. block heels are comfortable and add support, as do wedges. for summer, a slingback is sexy and comfy. that’s a win/win! today, i chose a gold metallic shoe from Talbots with a woven weave texture perfect for a hot summer day.
a great accessory for my style uniform is a scarf. silk scarves instantly elevate your outfit and add a pop of color. the silk scarf i’m wearing today is moonflower from DiFiore New York, founded by Andrea DiFiore, a talented artist who turned her love of silk scarves into a business. there are two silk scarves collections available online. the floral seas collection and an adorable selection of dog motif neckerchiefs too. good news as Andrea has graciously offered 50% off your purchase. simply use code BETH. enjoy your new scarf!
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