Wouldn’t you rather have 7 amazing items hanging in your closet than 20 unremarkable items that you don’t feel fabulous wearing? Pick out the items in your closet that you absolutely love and get rid of the rest. Often our closets are full of clothing but be honest with yourself, how much do you actually wear? I have learned over the years how to edit and re-edit my closet. I may not have a closet full of clothing but what I do have is clothing I love and feel great wearing. Isn’t that what we all want? Believe me, you don’t need a closet full of expensive designer clothing to take your wardrobe up to the next level. I have also learned when to splurge and when not to. What we all need to start with are the basics which will become the foundation of your wardrobe. The basics will go with everything in your closet, never go out of style, and your look is always on point. Don’t think that basic has to be boring either. Remember every item in your closet even the classic white t-shirt should make you feel amazing in.
For the last two years I’ve depended on the Tna League Puffer. Due to its versatility it has become apart of my signature style. I wear it with everything from Adidas track pants to slim black pants with heels. I love the feminine silhouette it gives you all while keeping you warm. This season it’s all about the supersized puffer. In black, I may need to add this to my wardrobe. I do live in Canada, so owning multiple coats is essential.
Photo Credit: The Zoe Report
“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”
Julie Pelipas is the fashion director at Vogue Ukraine. Not only does she have an amazing sense of personal style but I love her whole philosophy on getting dressed and how she chooses quality over quantity. I found an interview she did for Net-A-Porter where she talks about shopping smart and not owning a lot. ” I don’t actually shop that often; I try to follow Vivienne Westwood’s rule that you should buy less, choose well, and make it last. So now I only purchase things I will love and wear forever, and not just forget about them in a couple of months”.
Also, she definitely knows how to wear a fabulous sweater.
Image #1 photo credit: Vogue Paris
Image #2 photo credit: Adam Katz Sinding
“Buy less, choose well.”
You may think a t-shirt has little importance in your wardrobe, but I’ve recently found the perfect v-neck black t-shirt on Aritzia’s website and it’s from The Group by Babaton. It’s tailored but still gives you a feminine look. The fabric is a blend of Peruvian pima cotton and modal. Super comfy which is key, and works with everything from jeans to suits. When building your wardrobe, you need to have those classic items that will never go out of style and are reliable. Whether you choose black or white, make sure you find the perfect fitting t-shirt that suits your body. This t-shirt will take me from day to night, season to season, and will never date itself.
Below I’ve paired the black t-shirt with an IRO tweed jacket and a Hermes silk scarf. When completing the outfit remember that the shoe will dictate where you are going. For example, with this I paired with a sleek leather mule with a kitten heel and dark denim which is perfect for going out to dinner with girlfriends. This same look would also work with ankle boots, ballet flats and a fashionable sneaker.
“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.”