If you own a small collection of classic pieces in solid neutral colors, you can put them to work for you in endless ways. Today, I am showing you various holiday looks using the same pieces I often wear with jeans or other casual looks all year round. Many of my basics are black, but navy, brown, camel, charcoal, or olive are lovely base colors.
The Ralph Lauren blazer above has satin lapels, making it easy to jazz up a bit with accessories. It has been in my wardrobe for at least three years. A similar blazer is $$$ here and $ here. The fabulous necklace is here. The chevron tights here and the decorative shoe clips here elevate my classic suede pumps here. The chevron tights are also lovely, paired with skirts and boots.
The black pants in these photos are here. The pants are excellent as basics because they have a plain elastic waist, are not too thick or bulky, and have straight legs. The rise to the top of the waistband is twelve inches. The inseam measures twenty-nine inches. I am wearing a size small. Pants with straight legs should be hemmed to the top of the foot and cover the ankle bones. The black sleeveless top is here. The side ruched red top below is here. Similar statement earrings here and here.
The Liquid Leather moto-style jacket below is here. The bag is several years old. A similar one is $$$ here and $ here. The boots are here.
I thought it might also be helpful to see one of the looks worn with a coat. The coat is from a few years ago. Similar $$$ here and $ here.
I am thankful that this blog provides the opportunity to share what I have learned with you. I hope that our online friendship makes you feel elegant, beautiful, and appreciated because you are. I’ll be back on Monday with more tips, ideas, inspiration, and giveaways.