Owning a wardrobe that looks good on your shape and serves you well for any life event is golden. This is why I have worked so hard to find versatile basics to wear in mild weather.
Whatever your style or color preference, it is a good idea to have high-quality core pieces that you can dress up or down. A busy woman doesn’t want to waste a half-hour in her closet trying to decide what to wear each day.
Let’s start with a very casual look to wear while lounging at home. If I needed to run a quick errand, I could throw on a lightweight cardigan. This tipped hem topper in turquoise is from Cali and York last year, and the black slip-on sneakers are from Rockport. The classic quilted chain bag can be dressed up or down, which is why I am very fond of them. If I had only one bag, I would want it to be this style.
I tied a square satin scarf in bright colors to pull the look together, including turquoise, around the chain strap. My blue eyes are susceptible to light, so I have a collection of sunglasses for every look.
The top and pants I am wearing in this post are all the same, but the shoes, toppers, and accessories change with each look. If you want to look for similar pieces, they are made from a soft drapey crepe material.
My all-time favorite way to wear a large square scarf is folded in a triangle shape and draped across my shoulders. This look feels upgraded and elegant even over jeans and a tee.
The block heel shoes are by Sam Edelman. I am most comfortable in shoes with at least a bit of a heel. The sunglasses are by Oscar de la Renta. I always look for square glasses because my face is roundish.
The red cardigan below is from Chico’s last year. Shorter jackets and tops that stop at mid-hip look best on me.
A change of shoes and the addition of a glitzy black jacket by IC Collection via ShopMyFairLady.com and a smaller clutch bag, and I am ready to attend a black-tie fundraiser or opening night at the symphony.
These oversized cat-eye glasses by Balenciaga are my all-time favorites. The minimalist dressy sandals are by Kenneth Cole Reaction. The bag is a few years old.
I am wearing the lip color, Scarlet, and eyeshadows from Beautycounter here in all these photos.
Here is a short video showing how the clothes move and flow as you walk.
I am five feet six inches tall, and I weigh one hundred-forty-three pounds with an inverted triangle shape (which means my shoulders are the widest part of my body, and I carry most of my weight above the waist). As always, I share what works for my shape and explain why it helps you figure out what will look best on your shape and size.