A year-end review of favorite looks is a blogger custom that I have always enjoyed sharing. This year, I want to focus on the pieces I turned to again and again. My goal is to share tips on creating effortless looks that help you feel confident and comfortable. It is possible to look great on a tight budget with just a few basic pieces if the colors work together and the fit is right for your shape. There is power in timeless simplicity paired with elegant accessories and a genuine smile.
If we rarely dress up for special occasions, it can cause wardrobe panic. Women often write to me to ask what to wear to a wedding, reunion, or another special event.
A unique topper can upgrade your basics to something special. The suede Sam Edelman shoes are more than three years old, as are the pants and tank from Chico’s. I paired the items with a jacket that is not too much of a show pony. I could just as easily wear it dressed down with jeans and flats.
The jacket is by IC Collection, and it was a gift from my friends at ShopMyFairLady.com. I have always enjoyed a good red jacket, and this one certainly is a winner. The knit is heavy enough to be flattering, and the style isn’t so dressy that it is limiting or too memorable. The unusual closure creates an attractive focal point that isn’t too showy.