Hello stylin’ people! Lately, I have been diving deep into what fashion experts have to stay about true style. Fads are born, then they die all too quickly. We drop hundreds of dollars on the latest and hottest trends only to find ourselves buying into a new trend 3 weeks later. I want to share the 10 BONES of style to invest in (that doesn’t always mean spending a lot of money). An elite boss woman in the fashion industry, Nina Garcia, best known as being a judge on Project Runway, shares in her book, “The Little Black Book of Style” these top 10 essentials (aka the bones of your closet) for any stylish individual. Take a look! After reading through these, my closet is about to get a solid makeover and lose about 10 pounds of unnecessary clothing. Enjoy xo
The Little Black Dress
The ultimate black canvas. It is mysterious a chic. In the simplicity of the little black dress, you look effortlessly stylish, sophisticated, and elegant. This is an absolute must for your closet.
A Classic Men’s White Shirt
Nina says, “The classic white shirt is as key to American style as blue jeans. It is chic and simple.” Enough said. We all need one.
Cashmere Cardigan or Turtleneck
A cashmere cardigan is perfect over anything- a dress, a t-shirt, a button-down shirt. A turtleneck is also perfectly paired with almost anything. These pieces are absolutely timeless. Neither of them will go out of style.
A Trench Coat
A classic trench can work in any kind of weather and goes well with almost anything! The best part is you look instantly stylish, classy, and mysterious.
Nina says, “there is something about jeans that gives a girl an aura on instant style.” I agree! Rebellious and elegant. They are the most versatile, most perfect item. The most alluring part of denim is that it can dress anything down!
A Man’s Classic Watch
This is an item I definitely need to purchase. Women’s watching tend to go with the trends. But a man’s watch is simple, timeless, and looks amazing with almost any look.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend amirite? Fake ones are too if you’re like me! 😉 They are perfect for day or night, casual or dressy…and any and every season!
There are few moments when you have to give up your heels in the name of practicality, or maybe you are more of a flats kind of person. Pointed toe flats are simple, chic, and timeless. They are comfy and practical and add a feminine sprinkle to any look!
A Classic High Heel Pump
It is essential to have one classic high heel that you can rely on at any given time. You can always depend on a classic black heel. There is no going wrong. Find a pair that you love, feels good, and makes you feel like a boss.
A Great Bag
The biggest mistake you can make when it comes to bags is purchasing the “it bag”. Don’t do it. It is a trap and a waste of money. Have fun when accessorizing with a bag. Find a shape, texture, and color you love. You don’t need to purchase the “it-bag”. Rock the bag that best describes YOU! (And don’t spend too much 😉