I’m a definite girl on-the-go, no doubt about that. So for me, getting dressed each and everyday, for each and every occasion has to be about simplicity. Yet it also has to represent my personal style as well. In order to pull off this fine-line of coordinating quick and simple ensembles all while looking trés chic day to day, I have a few key pieces that I turn to in those moments of fashionista panic, or sometimes just pure styling laziness. Once you have a good foundation of the necessary ensemble basics (dark denim jean, crisp white button down, little black dress, well fitted blazer… you get the point) it’s all about the play of mix and match. And of course amazing accessories are always a necessity, every girl loves Jimmy, Christian and Giuseppe. Here are a few looks that I recently created on Closet Couture using the same James Perse black tee dress as the perfect foundation for each outfit. This cotton dress is great to go from day to night and work to weekend. – KL
This is the perfect relaxed look for a casual weekend away. On my days off from styling I'm always running around in a chic pair of gladiators. I'm loving the boho luxe addition of this amazing House of Lavande necklace paired with the reality of a great metallic handbag that can be carried by arm or across the body, perfect for the city or country.
In Palm Beach, cocktails poolside are a common thing. One would think that pink, green and palm trees are the only way to go for such an occasion, however I’m one who likes to mix it up (ex: try all neutral to a Lilly Pulitzer party, with bright fuchsia nails of course). The bright blues and greens in this Pucci purse pack just enough vivid punch mixed with the coordinating suede heel and bold gold jewelry. This is a must-do come this season’s round of outdoor mixers.
One of my favorite things to do during my downtime is spending the evening with my dear ones lingering over a long dinner and drinks. Of course looking chic while lingering is always a must. Whether it’s an evening out in just jeans and a tee, I’ll always throw on a great pair of heels and grab a go-to clutch on the way out the door. This look says actually that, simple black dress + killer accessories. Sky high silver heels, metallic leopard clutch, vintage statement earrings and waist cinching décor, simple elegance in 2 minutes flat.
My typical work day look consists of looking fashionable and trendy yet appropriate. In this outfit it’s all about the jeweled caplet. Don’t shy away from playing up a bit of glitz during the daylight hours, just make sure you keep the rest of your look understated. I paired the overall look down with a neutral heel with a small pop of color for fun, and a classic everyday handbag. To transition the look for night just swap out the handbag for a clutch and add an earring for added bling.
A great way to get added value to anything neutral is to add color. A simple pop of brightness can go a long way. Here I choose a Proenza Schouler heel (which I love!) that has jut the right mix of color to add something extra without going overboard. I paired this very trend-on heel with a coordinating earring that picks up the same pink featured in the heel. To keep the look balanced I kept the other accessories neutral, a studded skinny belt for a different play on silhouette and a pop of metallic for the clutch.
The mix of gold and silver is a fresh and modern way to add a bit of edge to any look. Play up interesting cuts, fabrics, materials and textures to add additional impact to any simple dress. Keep the accessories minimal and sleek for major impact. And don’t be afraid to mix a silver necklace with a gold clutch, just be sure that both pieces aren’t too shiny and one has elements of both metallics for balance and match. Here I mixed a silver necklace with a matte gold clutch and paired up the two with a belt that showcases both the silver and gold. I kept the shoe black yet choice a very trend-on style.
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