I love my closet basics: jeans, pullovers, tees, blazers, skirts, knit dresses, and booties. These are the core of my wardrobe, always there when I need them, and they play well together. I usually keep these in black, gray, ivory, navy and olive, save for the occasional print skirt (like this and this). These are a few of my favorite things; I thank them for all the hard work.
But wait, there’s more! Woman does not live by neutrals and basics alone. I have scarves in riotous colors, and red lipsticks, and art-necklaces, often created by dear friends (like this and this). I like to wear a vintage necklace with a modern tee and jeans, or big peace sign earrings with a simple knit dress. Yesterday I wore olive jeans, a navy tee and a huge floral scarf/wrap.
I’m getting to know and love the veggie-plus-sauce or cake-plus-frosting concept (some say meat-and-potatoes but I’m a vegetarian). That is, most of my clothes (the cake) are go-together basics in colors and shapes that are easy to mix. It’s the add-ons (the frosting) that I experiment and play with. And they’re usually found easily at thrifts and consignments and street fairs, or on deep sale.
Some of my current favorites:
And speaking of completing our outfits with accessories, now is the time to check out Sylvia of 40+ Style‘s new style course. Click here for more information and to sign up. The course has just started and I’ve already learned new ways of looking at accessorizing, and changing up my looks.
Browse the cake and the frosting:
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