Thursday, January 23, 2014

Neutral Basics







sweater (sold out in grey but similar here)/ shirt (on sale!)/ pants/ flats (old, similar here)/ bag/ sunnies/ monogram necklace/ lip gloss
This outfit is as basic as they come. It is good for any age and most occasions, not to mention that it's season-less (my sweater is wool but sub it for cashmere for a season-less piece)... it's an offshoot of this outfit but with just a few tiny tweaks. 

I get a lot of questions on what is important to have in your closet and what to wear to specific events, but as a woman, you should have a grey cardigan, crisp white shirt, black fitted pants and ballet flats. They are simple basics that can be mixed and matched for a variety of looks or all worn together. Nine times out of ten, when I give suggestions to someone on what to wear to ____ event, if it is not a cocktail party/formal event, I include one of these basic pieces. 

What are your must-have basics? Have a fabulous day! 

Yours, 

8 comments:

Hunter said...

I love this outfit! I definitely agree with you on your basics!

Hunter
Prep on a Budget

Belle said...

I love this outfit! It's making me want to incorporate more neutrals into my everyday wear :)

Leah said...

I am loving this classic outfit! You look so professional and put together. I am graduating from college in May, and I have been trying to add more classic pieces in order to build a working wardrobe. I would have never known that was a mens button down until I clicked on the link. It looks great on you!

Unknown said...

how tall are you?

Melissa Trostel said...

Your hair is so gorgeous! Could you do a post on how you get it cut and how you style it?

Sarah said...

Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos!

Sweet Spontaneity

caitmdean said...

This is my absolute favorite outfit you have ever posted! I was so surprised to see the white shirt was a men's shirt! Men's shirts always fit me strangely in the shoulders but I will have to try this one! P.S. I mentioned this post on my blog today :)

Beaufort Belle said...

Sydney, may I ask about your watch? Is it Cartier or will I be lucky and it is something else? It looks like the Cartier that is on my wish list and the exact style watch I am looking for as my MOSTLY EVERYDAY watch.

Thanks,
Jennifer

 

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