When your wardrobe includes all the basic neutral pieces, it is a lot easier to style the statement elements. A pair of coated jeans (looks like leather) in Merlot can be a bit edgy, but when you pair them with classic neutral pieces, they appear to be more elegant.
The question of footwear often includes socks vs. hose vs. bare. One helpful rule to remember is this: If the shoe shows the top of the foot, wear sheer hose or bare legs. If you are wearing loafers, oxfords, short boots or any other style of shoe that covers most of the top of the foot, you can wear socks or tights with them to stay warm or to continue the line of color beyond your hemline.
My Sam Edelman shoes are at least three years old. Similar here. The black sheers are from White House|Black Market here.
Animal prints are considered neutrals. If you have cool undertones to your skin, you may find that many of them are too warm for you. I always look for animal prints without gold. Since this bag includes only black and taupe on a white background, I can carry it with almost all of the basic neutral colors in my wardrobe. The clutch bag is from Nordstrom here.
When I wear black near my face now, I always add a scarf or necklace to bring in another softer color. The necklace in these photos is by French Kande here. As a warm first layer, I often start with a top in a micro modal fabric. This one has an elegant neckline, and it is very soft and supple, so it doesn’t add any bulk at all. I am wearing a white long sleeve Simple Comfort top from Covered Perfectlyhere. (When you buy two tops from Covered Perfectly the third one is free!)
The French Connection jacket I am wearing is several years old. Similar jacket here. The Merlot coated jeans are from Chico’s here.
On Saturday evening Mr. Mickey and I enjoyed another delightful dinner at Sister’s American Grill located in the Martha in Abingdon, Virginia.
Mr. Mickey’s wardrobe also includes classic pieces in neutral colors that he can mix and match as is appropriate for the occasion and the weather. We hope you have a great week!
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