“It’s not about the brand, it’s about the style.”
A good foundation is the key to any start to greatness. Without a good foundation, things don’t stand the test of time.
In the fashion world, great style stands the test of trends that so quickly come and go.
So, what does a great foundational start to a wardrobe look like? I’m so happy you asked:)
Here are my suggestions to assist you in starting or revamping your wardrobe with some staple pieces.
1: Oversized Blazers
I’ll admit, I believe I have an addiction to blazers. I just LOVE a good oversized blazer. An oversized blazer is a must have because it can be styled in so many different ways.
With an oversized blazer, the sleeves should come just below your wrists, and the bottom should come below your derriere. However, the blazer shouldn’t overwhelm your frame. I find great oversized blazers a few sizes above my size and in the men’s section.
2: Basics tops
When speaking of basic tops, I’m referring to tank tops, tshirts, button up shirts, and turtle necks in black, white, tan, and your nude.
It’s great to have basic tops, because they are easily buildable. You can throw a jacket over it and dress it up or down with some jewelry. Your choice. They can also easily transition into different seasons well.
3: Good Jeans
Man oh man. There is NOTHING better than finding the best jeans for your shape, size, height, and style. It’s truly like finding the right soulmate. (Too much? lol)
Seriously, when you find a good pair of jeans, or at least two pairs, you will thank yourself later.
Two good types of jeans to have are loose and skinny. This year, a lot of fashion is moving towards looser clothing items as a result of being in quarantine and wanting to be comfortable. Chip Bergh, the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. says,
“But clearly right now we are seeing a very strong demand for these looser fits, both the men’s side of the business, as well as the women’s side of the business.”
I say have a good pair of loose and skinny jeans in black and blue. And if you find some tan jeans, grab those too.
Jackets have the ability to complete a look. Some staple jackets to have in your wardrobe are:
-Leather biker jacket
When you find these, grab them and don’t let go.
Aw, shoes:) While there are soooo many cute options, here are a few staple shoes to have:
-Black boot (combat or Chelsea style boot)
-White tennis shoe
You can easily rotate all of these options with the wardrobe of clothing that you’re building.
Jewelry is such a great outfit enhancer. Whether your metal of choice is silver, gold, or rose gold, a nice pair of small to medium size hoops, a nice necklace, and a watch will add some razzle dazzle to your looks.
That is the breakdown of how to build or revamp your wardrobe to elevate your style. If you’d like to see some of the clothing in motion, click here to watch my YouTube video: youtu.be/Ct0fk38MhfE
I am excited for you to explore and find nice foundational pieces.
“ May the odds be ever in your favor. “
Hugs, Abnormally Ab