A question I get asked a lot is “If I was going to update my wardrobe with one new essential, what should it be?”
This is a tough one to answer, because while certain pieces do have a way of improving every look, it’s still hard to pick just one! So here I’ve narrowed it down to four.
Four items that will instantly “up” your style:
1. Leopard Pumps. I’m on the market for the perfect pair of these. I have amazing leopard-print smoking slippers, which I’ve completely worn to death, but I’m ready to take it to the next level by adding a heel. The key is to keep them dainty and ladylike, to avoid looking tacky (as leopard sometimes tends to do…) You can literally wear these with a t-shirt and jeans, and you’ll automatically look stylish. These ones are from Neiman’s and kind of pricey, but so lovely!
2. Leather Jacket. I have several leather jackets, and they’re my favorite things in my closet. It takes some trial and error to find the perfect one. I got my favorite one from Foreign Exchange ages ago, but my newest addition is this one from H&M. It’s classic, perfect, and still available!
3. Silk Blouse. This one is essential! I didn’t figure this out until recently, but a collared blouse can be thrown into, literally, any outfit. It instantly adds an extra element of style to whatever you are wearing. Look at the difference it makes to my sweater! This piece is perfect for fall.
4. Structured Tote. Wanna look like a fashion blogger? Carry around a structured tote–even if there’s nothing inside! When I carry this one around, I literally feel like a celebrity (especially paired with sunglasses and a Starbucks cup!) It doesn’t even have to be designer–this one is from Nine West for under $100! Worried you can’t pull it off? Or that you’ll look ridiculous? Just give it a try. Trust me, everyone is intrigued by a woman with a bad-ass bag.