#8: The Leopard Something
Leopard. Oh, how I love leopard. It’s classic, sexy, grown up, playful, and timeless. A blouse is a great leopard investment, because the styling possibilities and occasion opportunities are endless. Wear it for work, wear it for a night out. Wear it with black, nude, melon or cobalt blue. Style it sex kitten Bridget Bardot, or punk-chic ala’ Gwen Stafani. I like a white top and jeans combo with touches of leopard in the accessories, like a cross body bag or flats.
#9: The Schoolboy Blazer
I say “Schoolboy” Blazer rather than just blazer, because the fit is critical to keep this piece laid back and modern and not 80’s power suit stuffy. The Schoolboy is defined by its slightly androgynous look, with rolled up sleeves and an overall shrunken fit. Throw it on over anything that needs a little more polish or a quirky-cool update. I especially like it with your favorite vintage rock band tee, glitzy necklaces and heels.
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#10: The I-Don’t-Know-What-To-Wear-Scarf
On days that you draw a blank on what to wear, the silk scarf will be your fashion savior. It helps you look instantly pulled together, and since it’s not really ‘clothes’ it’s ok to recycle it more than once in a week. Celebrities are always seen around town with oversized cotton scarves, basic tees and jeans. Ones that have linen woven in have the best lightweight body. Go for Black and ivory stripes for a classic French look, or match the color of your eyes for an instant wake up for your face. I also recommend trying a patterned silk scarf. Look for hand painted florals in longer lengths that will wrap a few times.
Hope you enjoyed the content in our Basics of Good Style series. Next week we’ll be bringing you Execute Like A Fashionista, so stay tuned!
And, a public service announcement: J. Crew Factory has an online sale going on now through April 24th.
A great time to stock up on those bright flats, scarves, chambray shirts, and almost every other item we’ve covered in this series. Enjoy!!