I am starting a series of posts on how to style staple pieces in multiple ways. It seems we are all trying to simplify our lives and purge our homes of excess stuff and our closets are no exception. I am learning that with a few good basic pieces in my wardrobe I can still have a fun and versatile arsenal of clothes for any occasion.
I thought I would begin with something I wear most everyday, jeans and a t-shirt. I talked a little last week about finding a tee that you really love and buying it in several colors and this one from Old Navy is definitely a favorite. It's called the perfect Tee and it is. I paired it with my blue curvy skinny jeans from The Loft which I love, as well. With a cute pair of leopard flats and a casual statement necklace I am ready to run errands around town in no time at all.
Here I've added a mustard yellow cardigan sweater, another favorite thing in my closet. This one is from Target and I like how light weight it is and the length is perfect for my body shape. I added a cute polka dot scarf and my brown riding boots and I'm ready for lunch with a friend or a casual afternoon drive with my hubby.
I exchanged the cardigan for my jean jacket switched out the scarf and jewelry and it changed the look of the outfit completely. Still casual but able to transition to cooler afternoon or evening events.
Same scarf here, it's a new favorite by MUDD that I bought at Kohls but I exchanged the jean jacket for a quilted vest. When I saw puffy vests were in style I was afraid the bulk of one would not flatter my fuller figure so I opted to purchase this quilted one from Kohls. I reach for it often and throw it on whenever I need a little warmth but not quite a sweater. Vests are on my short list of things I want to add to my wardrobe right now. I think they will make a nice transition into Spring.
And finally a little dressed up version of the t-shirt and jean combo. This is the third blazer that I found at Goodwill. I think I paid around $7.00 for it and then another $7.00 to have it dry cleaned. It is a pretty creamy linen and I know I will wear it a ton. I switched out my riding boots for these dressier booties from Macy's. Add some thrift store pearls and you are good to go out for a night on the town.
So there you have it. Same jeans and tee but styled five different ways. What did you think? The possibilities are limitless.
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