The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of “Building upon a Base” is to use success as a foundation for achieving more success. Once you have identified your strengths, you can leverage them to achieve further success.
In the upcoming posts, I aim to share how I use two basic clothing items to create the base for endless looks. Jewelry, handbags, jackets, vests, shoes, and scarves can make the same two items look very different. I hope this project helps you create easy outfits for almost any event while using items you may already have.
The first tip is to choose pieces that flatter you, fit well, and provide a cohesive color story with the other items in your wardrobe. Tucking in your shirt or wearing a shorter one gives you pleasing proportions and is more flattering than one that cuts you in half at the widest part of your hips.
The refined scoop-neck tee is here. I am wearing a size medium. Layering tees should be smooth and fit close to the body to avoid adding bulk. The ponte knit pants are here. The pants are a size larger than what I wear in jeans. These are size 1 (8 -M). I always go up a size when I buy leggings or dressy slacks. I wear pantyhose most of the time in winter. Here are the hose I am wearing in these photos.
Part 1: The Afternoon Walk
If you combine your afternoon walk or exercise class with a trip to the grocery store or post office, you may appreciate this very casual combo.
The Coach leather tote is at least thirty years old, but I still use it often. When I’m running several errands, it holds all the small purchases, essentials, mail, and receipts. A similar tote is here. The lightweight quilted vest is here.
A hat to keep my hair out of my face and at least a few pieces of jewelry make the look more intentional. The faux leather baseball hat is here. The leather sneakers are here. The watch is here. The silver hoops are many years old, but these are similar.
The pearl and silver stretch bracelet is here. You can still use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.
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