A wardrobe that includes neutral solid colors allows me to build a variety of outfits. I can change my look and the attitude of the clothing with different accessories and shoes.
The Mulberry Red cardigan is from Chico’s here. The belt was also from Chico’s a few years ago. The light taupe bag is from Dooney & Bourke here. The pewter flats are by Franco Sarto from last year. Similar current flats here. The fun silver and white earrings were from Stein Mart. Similar earrings are here. Referral and affiliate links in my posts may generate a small commission for me at no cost to you.
Base-garments are most useful worn in combination with accessories, jackets, cardigans, or vests. The various possibilities allow you to create numerous looks from a smaller wardrobe.
The blue vest was from Chico’s, but it has sold out now. A similar vest for summer is here. The Dooney & Bourke crossbody bag in Bordeaux is here. Similar slip-on sneakers are here. (Mine are a couple of years old.) Similar silver hoop earrings are here.
Base-garments include close-fitting solid pieces that add no bulk when you layer over them. You might not ever wear them alone, but they are integral to building successful outfits. If you start with loose-fitting or bulky items, it can make you look sloppy and much more substantial than you are as you add items over them. Make sure your base-clothing items fit close to the body and that they include thin material. Use the same color on the top and bottom to create a long, lean column.
The Nine West bag is from T.J.Maxx, but I also found it here. The black suede heels are several years old. A pair I would purchase now is here. A similar dome ring is here. A similar square set stone ring is here. Similar drop earrings are here. My favorite makeup and skincare line is Beautycounter here.
I always look for items that appear to be fine jewelry versions. My collection includes faux stones set in sterling silver.
In the images above and the video below, I used the base-clothing of white Meredith Slim pull-on jeans from Liverpool Jeans Co here and a white top from Covered Perfectly here. (When you buy two tops, the third is always free!)
The best style is the one that flatters your shape, fits your lifestyle, and helps you feel confident. Have a beautiful day!