For a few years I’ve been practicing a more restrained kind of styling using a very basic formula:
Better Quality + Fewer Things = Wardrobe Happiness
I’m sure you’re tired of me preaching the virtues of this more “mature” approach to building a wardrobe, but the proof is in the pudding… or in the street style image, in this case. When you have a great arsenal of basics in classic mixed neutrals, they can take you places — many, many, many places. Not only do they all work together, mixing and matching in perfect harmony but you’ll love wearing them every which way!
With Cleveland struggling to break out of the 40’s + 50’s and rain pretty much every day (total bummer!), this look is the ideal solution to feeling put together and seasonal, during this less than ideal Spring. The TRENCH COAT may be my all-star award winner these last few months!
While this is an “off-duty” weekend look, a simple swap of the jeans for slim-cut, WHITE PANTS, and the sweatshirt for a soft GREY SWEATER and it quickly becomes an office appropriate outfit! Need a quick change for a night out? Change out your loafers for a pair of sky high SINGLE STRAP SANDALS (THIS is a less expensive dupe!) for an unexpected twist!
Now, onto my favorite part… accessories! I discovered the KARA bag earlier this week while shopping for a client. It has that minimalist look I love and a price tag I love even more! If you’re looking for a comfortable handbag that has a bit of structure without looking too formal, this is for you!
As for the shoes — you know I love me a good LOAFER! These NINE WEST beauties are a slight departure from traditional loafers with their fun, white soles. Oh, and they’re currently on sale for under $70!
SHOP THE LOOK:
(streetstyle image via)