Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back to Basics

This week has been all about classic style that stands the test of time (as evidenced by these fashion legends). A timeless look boils down to tailored basics and simple silhouettes – you can sport the latest platform pump, peplum detail, or neon accessory, but you'll never say "I can't believe I used to wear that tasteful pencil skirt." Experiment by pairing your crisp white shirt with an illusion coral skirt, or play it safe with a classic pair of jeans. You could get away with these fundamental fashion pieces alone (a safe bet, sure, but shopping for the latest and greatest is just too fun!)

Like I said with this basic black maxi dress, classic pieces are worth investing in, but why spend a fortune? The sampling of staples below are all easy and classic ... and cheap!    

The style staples, clockwise from top right:
• dress shirt – $39.90, available at Zara

• nude pump – $155, available at Ann Taylor

• pencil skirt – $49.90, available at Zara

• trench coat – $89.90, available at Zara

• black pump – $59.90, available at Nordstrom

• merino wool cardigan – $69.50, available at J.Crew

• skinny dark jeans – $10.80, available at Forever21

• black blazer – $29.80, available at Forever21

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