Last year I wrote an article about how I prefer to wear a “uniform”. You can read the post here. Since then I notice when I end up wearing the same style of clothing over and over, and wanted to show you ladies how I can put on the same basic garments and have them look fairly different day after day. So last week I decided to only wear my collection of capri pants and see how many different combinations I could come up with.
Here was the first outfit I put together. I have been obsessed with emerald green and leopard print ever since I saw this photo (here) and wanted to attempt to recreate that look. I purchased the pants a few months ago from Banana Republic (here) in porch green, butternut wood, and black. I knew I wanted them to be my winter uniform staple. The top is a sweater I bought on sale at Kate Spade (similar here) and the shoes are from a few seasons ago via Miss L. Fire. I think this look is preppy casual with a touch of glamour.
I am wearing this exact same outfit today except with a different pair of shoes (here). I think it is perfectly fine to have a few favorite outfits that you wear over and over because it makes getting dressed in the morning easy, and you know you will look good all day long! The pants are old from Anthropologie, but the sweater is new from Boden (here) The bracelets are my favorite part of the outfit and were an impulse buy at Anthro when I was in their store drooling over the holiday displays. (here) I would say this is preppy or vintage classic with a touch of glamour.
Here I am showing off my new favorite pair of shoes (sold out). Aren’t they gorgeous? You can never have too many pairs of red shoes. The pants are the same as in the first picture, only in butternut wood, and the sweater was one I bought for my 1920s outfit (here). I would call this look vintage classic.
Here is an ensemble I put together using items I bought last year, and I still think look perfectly good. I called this “modern classic” because I thought the sweater was more on the modern side as well as the necklace. The pants were from Banana Republic, and the shoes are so old I have no idea where I bought them. I use this as proof that classic pieces will never look dated or go out of style.
Lastly I have an outfit that is essentially the same as the one previous: a pair of capri pants, a graphic sweater, and flats. But they look fairly different because I would call this preppy classic instead of modern classic.
As you can see, by having a uniform that you wear over and over, you can easily find something cute to wear in addition to knowing you will look good in whatever you pick out. I might also point out the pants are all considered “basics” and then I work the fashion around them by wearing fun sweaters, colorful shoes, and glamorous jewelry.
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