Every now and then, when I think I have my closet essentials under control, I take a look and they’re just not right. It’s the tiniest tweaks that add a fresh element and keep the classics I lean towards from looking boring. This season, to bring my wardrobe up to speed, I’ll want to inject a few pieces that at first glance don’t seem super special, but with subtle details look modern. A clean trench, interesting black pants, a short scarf, white cotton shirt, a reinvented tote and low heeled pumps with color, texture or both are my focus for October shopping.
Trench: single breasted, clean and simple, i.e. no contrasting buttons, epaulettes, flaps or sleeve straps.
Shirt: cotton poplin, slightly oversized in the sleeves but trim in the body
Scarf: short, solid, worn at the neck with a single knot or loose tie. A key piece for fall.
Black pants: high-waisted, flowing fabric for movement, and a detailed hem is a must (ruffled, split, buttons, etc.)
Bag: reinventing the classic market tote in leather, minimalist but with artisan detail…such as a tightly braided strap.
Shoe: updating a classic with pattern, print or embroidery. The herringbone tweed snakeskin here is a year round winner.
Tweaking the uniform (whichever anyone’s is) is the key to staying fresh I think. Wonderful picks.
You’re so good at this!! Thank you????
Thank you…a crocodile bag is another addition for any season!
Wise words! Love the shoes!!! I’m going to look through my closet and refresh and pair new things together!
Sounds like a good plan. Sometimes we already have what we need tucked away in the closet just need a fresh perspective to make it work.
Great advice! I always have the basics covered, but keeping them up to date is not always something I do. That’s clearly the way to stay current, rather than rely on trendier items.