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 of the solids 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 comfortable wash and wear pieces shown above are the three-quarter sleeve top and the ankle pants from my online shop. These pieces and more basics can be found here. If I have sold out of your size, I will be happy to get it for you. Please contact me here to order the sizes or colors (black or brown) you want. These crepe pieces are all made in the USA. I have more large sizes on the way. Please check with me later this week.
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.
For this easy casual look, I added a faded denim jacket, red driving moccasins and a crossbody bag. 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 complementary scarf along with nude heels and a more structured chain detail handbag. More than sixty styles and colors of scarves are here.
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.