This weekend we had glorious sunshine in southern California. It was such a refreshing change from all of the rain we’ve been having. There seriously wasn’t a cloud in the sky! I started my weekend by stopping into Vocabulary Boutique and the minute I touched this sweater, I knew I had to have it. It’s the softest, coziest turtleneck ever. Zero itch factor and I love that you can wear the collar folded up or down.
This weekend I also got to thinking about statement pieces vs. wardrobe staples. With New York Fashion Week less than two weeks away, my brain has been on all of my craziest ensembles (and don’t worry, I promise not to disappoint). But while I love concocting out of the norm looks, it’s nice to re-focus on basics that I can easily reach for and pair with anything. I love how this outfit is monochromatic in tone, but feels fresh and luxurious thanks to the different textures and silhouettes. It’s also a great example of how choosing the right basics from the get-go will better serve you in the long run.
Michael Kors once said that your wardrobe should follow the “meat and potatoes” rule: 70% should be meat and potatoes (wardrobe staples) and only 30% should be dessert (statement pieces). “Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed,” Kors has been quoted saying.
How do you balance your wardrobe between everyday staples and statement pieces?
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