This post is a continuing deep dive into various outfits using the same base of classic basics combined with items we may already have in our wardrobes. I’m showing you looks I wear to events we may have in common at this time in our lives. Part 1 of this series is here.
Today’s look is one I wore for a morning visit to my oncologist and a lunch date with friends later in the day. Black, white, and denim with a pop of red have long been a favorite combination of colors. I own several styles of denim jackets, and they always add a relaxed element to any look.
I first showed you the collarless denim jacket here. It is here but is almost sold out, so a similar jacket is here. The short boots are about three years old, so here is a similar pair. As is often the case, some of my items are no longer available, so I try to link to something similar.
When I put together any look, I first consider the weather report for the day. I want to be warm and dry. Next, I consider whether the look is appropriate for where I am going. The accessories pull together the elements and reflect my personality. I always want to feel comfortable and confident.
The Sam Edelman Circus bag is from last year, but I found a similar one here. The watch is here. The bold silver dome ring is here. The silver hoop earrings are here.
The pearl and silver bracelet is here. A similar pendant necklace is here. Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.
In addition to wearing garments that flatter one’s shape, styling helps to make them more lived-in and personal. Popping a collar, layering, turning up the sleeves, and tucking in a shirt are some styling tips that add personality to every look. Adding accessories is always my favorite part of getting dressed.
The summary of looks thus far includes the tee and the pants. With this project, I want to show you how to style a few basic garments differently for different occasions. One of the questions I get most often is, “What do I wear for _________ (fill in the blank with any special occasion)? Ideally, A well-planned wardrobe should contain the elements you need to create a great-looking outfit appropriate for most events in your life.
I usually include shopping links for the same or similar items. However, I hope my examples inspire you to use what you already have differently. Recent posts are summarized here. I purchased all the products I show since I no longer accept gifts or products to review. Referral links on this site may allow me to earn a small commission without cost to you.