Basic wardrobe pieces in a neutral solid color allow you to create many different looks. Keep in mind that your basics can be any color. Black works best for me because of my coloring, but you could also use camel, brown, navy, or any neutral as the primary color in your wardrobe. This concept works for everyday life, but it works especially well when you are packing for a trip.
First, let’s take a look at the basics I will be wearing for today’s tutorial.
The easy casual look above could be worn in mild weather. I added a white linen jacket and a light color scarf, and flat sandals. The rattan and leather-trimmed bag has the same style attitude and is appropriate for summer.
I added a faded denim jacket, red driving moccasins, and a crossbody bag for this easy casual look. If I wanted to dress this look up a little, I could add a vintage turquoise necklace.
Let’s say you are going to a business meeting. Add a blush tone jacket and a colorful scarf along with nude heels and a more structured chain detail handbag.
For the last look, I used a dressy jacket, an evening clutch, and suede heels to create a special occasion outfit that works for any event, from going out to dinner to being a guest at a wedding.
People often comment that I must have a ton of clothes. In truth, all you need is a variety of accessories and third pieces (jackets, cardigans, scarves, vests, and ruanas) to create endless looks that take you anywhere while looking great, even on a tight budget.
You can view the video I created to go along with this post here.