Positive changes in my style journey began with acquiring versatile basic pieces for my shape and lifestyle. Now that I have a wide variety of those, I can include more dramatic pieces to elevate ensembles for any occasion.
With each new season, I add two or three well-planned items to expand upon my neutral basic pieces. By limiting the number of new things I buy, I can afford to invest in better quality that lasts for years. The new items often include unique design elements, texture, or standout color.
These deep olive pants are one such addition. I can dress them up or down and wear them with coral, gray, navy, black, denim, white, and light blue. Olive and camel are colors I admire for their versatility as pants, but I would never wear these colors near my face. The pants are here.
My denim jacket can work with every casual look. The darker wash jacket is here. While I don’t often wear tops in black during the day, I find that I sometimes need one to complete some looks. Similar tops are here, here and here. The bag is from last year. A similar bag is here and here. The sunglasses are here.
I often wear shoes with a pointed toe, to give me a couple of inches of visual length to my legs. A pattern, texture, contrasting color, or a unique heel shape can add that special touch to an otherwise plain combo. The new shoes are here.
My favorite styling tip is to show the smallest parts of your body. (The ankles, wrists and collar bones.) Applying this tip always makes me feel more feminine and look more slender. It is also a sure sign that the weather is getting warmer.
I have worn these shoes each time our fickle spring weather has given me the option. They are sleek and stylish without being too extra. The heel is high enough to flatter the shape of the leg without being uncomfortable to walk in.
My gray top is here. My blush faux leather jacket is a favorite basic I purchased a couple of years ago. A similar one is here. My dark denim pull-on jeans (here) have a wide smooth waistband, so they are perfect to wear with soft tunics and tops. (Use the coupon code: March2020 for 15% off at My Fair Lady until 3/31/2020.) My bag is old. A similar black bag is here.
The shoes (here) go with almost every dress, skirt and pants I own. They were a gift from Everlane. I am an affiliate for Everlane and My Fair Lady. I have shopped on both sites for a few years. All choices and opinions of items are my own. Shopping links in my posts may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
Congratulations, Donna Zoltanski! You are the winner of the handbag and shoes I blogged about on Monday.