If you’ve ever opened your closet full of clothing and said “I have NOTHING to wear!”, you are not alone! The problem usually isn’t about not having enough clothes, but not having the RIGHT pieces in order to pull outfits together. I’ve found that a few staple pieces allow me to pull together stylish outfits for any occasion.
The key is doing the legwork to find pieces that are a great quality and fit your body. That way they will last for years to come, and continue to be the staples you throw on day after day. Keep reading to see my key wardrobe pieces and why they have become my go-to style secrets.
The Boyfriend Jean: It is hard to find the right boyfriend jean. You want them to have just the right loose fit, without them being too baggy. I’ve tried many a pair that ended up looking like clown pants! I finally found the perfect pair from J Crew. I ended up sizing down for a better fit.
Style Trick: Play around with rolling the bottom hem depending on which shoes you wear.
The Statement Blanket Coat: Blanket coats (outdoor coats that have a soft, drapey fit) have been trending for a few years. What I love about them is that they can pull together a really simple outfit and work for casual or more formal settings. I scored this amazing coat for only $44 at the Rent the Runway sample sale!
Style Trick: Look for a bold color blanket coat to add major style to even the simplest of outfits.
The Bold Fashion Sunglasses: Nothing pulls an outfit together like a bold pair of sunglasses. Find a pair of sunglasses that don’t feel like your “everyday” look and use them to accessorize your outfits. They might be a bold color, an exaggerated shape, or a unique finish. I love my glittery pair of cat eye glasses shown above!
Style Trick: Look for a pair of sunglasses with a shape that compliments your face shape. This is usually done through trial and error! Don’t be afraid to try on new shapes.
The Bold Fall Boot: This fall, I’m hoping to find the perfect fall boot. The key is to find a pair that has a style and quality that will last multiple years. What I love about a boot style like this is that it can be paired with so many outfits– from leggings, to jeans, to dresses or skirts and instantly make you look more stylish.
Style Trick: Take care of your leather boots by polishing them with a leather protector every few months. They’ll not only stay looking new but also last much longer!
The Fashion Blazer: A blazer can pull any outfit together, but you can take your outfits to the next level with the perfect stylish blazer. Consider one with a pop color, fashion fabric, or pattern. I have the Rag and Bone striped blazer shown above and love how polished it makes me look.
Style Trick: Fit is so important with blazers. Make sure you find one that really fits your shoulders, chest, and arms. Don’t be afraid to take yours to a tailor if you need it to be altered.