this post brought to you by Talbots.
what makes a classic? this is a question i’ve asked myself several times this month as Talbots Fall Classics Guest Editor. so who better to ask for advice than my classics partner? Talbots is a brand built on classic wardrobe essentials who stayed true to their vision since 1947. according to Talbots, a classic is a statement maker because it inspires you to make a statement. it has character. it doesn’t need to be loud because it speaks volumes. and my favorite quote: the beauty of classic style is that it can be worn differently by everyone. can i hear an amen?! yes, you can take any classic item and put your spin on it each and every time you wear it. that’s what i love most about the classics. and this is how you keep a perennial favorite like a sheath dress from becoming stale or stodgy. all we need to do to keep the classics alive and fresh is to add our personality to it. an easy way to do that is with accessories.
today’s ootd is a perfect example of a timeless, simple and chic classic put into play. enter an indigo Ponte sheath dress that’s perfect for a day at the office. this dress is tailored yet breathable and flattering thanks to a hint of stretch with Ponte fabric. a sheath dress in a neutral color is a blank canvas. and that’s where the fun comes in as you can add or subtract accessories to your heart’s content. pop a blazer over the top for a polished nine-to-five look. or let it fly solo accompanied by a chic scarf and statement handbag. have a little fun with pattern mixing as i’ve done today with striped block heel pumps and paisley scarf. or skip the scarf altogether and wear a pendant necklace. the choice is yours when an outfit starts with a sophisticated, stylish, and classic Ponte sheath dress.
love the updated three-quarter sleeves with bows.
layer a little bling with a simple two-tone pendant necklace.
no outfit is complete without a handbag. the silhouette of the season happens to be a hobo bag.
front and back princess seams give this dress a tailored fit.
if you like stripes, then you’ll love these striped pumps with a comfortable two-inch block heel.
a big thank you to Talbots for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.