After nearly a decade (!!) of documenting my style evolution on this blog, I’ve settled into a simple aesthetic built around classic wardrobe staples I love. I really jive with the idea of a daily uniform, and I’m happiest with an edited closet of neutrals, denim, structured outerwear and quality accessories. I recently realized that I wear a variation of 5 different easy outfit combinations through the week.
There’s nothing revolutionary here, but I thought these combinations were worth sharing. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your own style, or you need a few closet ‘recipes’ in your back pocket for the mornings you’re in a rush. (Any other non-morning people in the house?) These basic combos always work.
Keep reading for my go-to looks that never let me down!
I’m a long-time fan of the denim tuxedo, and have a variety of denim and chambray shirts in my closet to throw together super simple outfits just like this. I think the trick to making doubled-up denim look polished is to match the tones of denim on the top and bottom (dark/light blue, washed black, etc.) and add a pop of print/color with accessories.
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Put A Blazer On It
Guys, I love this look. You just can’t go wrong with a good pair of jeans and a sophisticated blazer. I usually layer them over a silky camisole or fitted tee. To balance proportions, I pair long, fitted blazers like this with skinny jeans. Boxy boyfriend blazers go well with skinnies or high waist straight leg jeans that are slightly cropped. And shorter blazers/jackets that hit around the waist balance well with straight or wide-leg bottoms.
I recommend stocking your closet with at least 3 blazers: one navy, one black, and one gray plaid. They’ll go a long way in your wardrobe remixing!
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I styled a photoshoot and wrote a piece about print mixing for WH Magazine with my best tips and tricks here!
The older I get, the more I understand women who wear black clothing exclusively. It’s slimming, chic and so effortless. I always feel put-together in a monochromatic black outfit, and it suits my spill-prone clumsiness and #floristlife.
I usually try to spice up an all-black outfit with fun accessories; like a statement shoe or handbag, or layered gold jewelry. My weekday iterations usually include black denim. I rounded up my top picks for affordable black (and washed black) jeans below. High-waisted, of course.
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You’ll never go wrong with a timeless button-down and jeans. H&M is my top destination for affordable cotton and linen shirts, and I buy them a few sizes up for a relaxed boyfriend fit. (I also have backups of a couple of the white shirts I love because it’s just a matter of time before I stain them irreparably. Which is why I don’t get spendy in the white shirt department.)
Do you guys have go-to easy outfit combinations or ‘uniforms’ that you love? Share them in the comments!