Creating a signature style is something that came easy to me. My mother has always been stylish in her own way. She's a huge fan of vintage jewelry, flowing skirts, and loose-fit pieces made of organic materials. Yes, she's a hippy. And it's her gypsy ways that have inspired my own personal style. I, too, love vintage jewelry, cotton, and flowing cuts. But I'd have to say that my own personal style is a bit more classic. My other style inspirations: living in California, hard work (I'll explain later), and comfort. All of these inspired me to blend classic basics with vintage flair. Read on to discover how to create a personal style full of classic wardrobe essentials.
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Classic Wardrobe Essentials: Stylish Work Clothes
Young professionals often overlook the importance of style when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder. Let's face it. We get comfortable in jeans & t-shirts in college, so making the switch to pumps and tailored suits can be tough, especially on the wallet!
Keeping up with trends doesn't get you noticed at work (unless you work in the fashion industry), but classic wardrobe essentials will always turn heads in the halls. Look for cuts and styles that don't go out of style. Avoid busy prints and stick with classic colors that you can easily accessorize.
I love finding pieces at affordable prices and am often sharing the best sales with my email subscribers. Looking like a million bucks doesn't have to cost a fortune. But, you should consider splurging, when necessary, on quality fabrics or designer pieces that you can wear for years to come.
You're sure to find the looks below either in my closet or my shopping bag. I curate this page to keep up with the latest trends, taking the guesswork out of modern style for those of you challenged in the style department or just looking for something new!
Perfect Work Pants for Spring
Tops for Work & Weekends
Spring Jackets & Sweaters to Polish Your Look
Dresses, Skirts, & Rompers You Can Wear Anywhere
Classic Wardrobe Essentials: Relaxed Weekend Wear
Stylish living starts with stylish clothing. And moving to SoCal made living stylishly more of a priority for me. My closet is filled with relaxed cuts, cotton fabrics, and classic pieces that I wear to work and play. Easy-fitting clothing epitomizes the SoCal style. Choose quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Look for colors and cuts that compliment your style, skin tone, and shape to ensure the most use. Have go-to pieces for a relaxed weekend look that screams stylish!
Tees Worth Wearing
jeans you'll never want to take off
Classic Wardrobe Essentials: Accessories are Everything
Accessories are a great way to spice up your look and the best way to change a look from day to night. And vintage-inspired accessories are a great way to jazz up any number. Look for quality materials in stylish cuts and shapes that will complement your classic wardrobe essentials. Cat-eye glasses, quality leather bags, and soft scarves are my go-to looks.
sunglasses that say it all
Simple Scarves That Add Style
bags begging to be added to your closet
Classic Wardrobe Essentials: Comfortable Stylish Footwear
As you age, you learn the importance of wearing comfortable shoes. No, I'm not talking about the kind your grandmother wears. Comfortable shoes can be stylish, too. I look for brands that I know and trust when shopping for shoes: Born, Miz Mooz, Clarks, and more. Quality leather, arch support, and padded toes are some of the qualities I appreciate in footwear.
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