Style Inspiration: Just the Basics

Dec 12, 2013

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As you begin to build a capsule wardrobe constructed of quality basics, each outfit that is created is dependably chic, stylish and never trendy. Whether a well-tailored wool coat, a classic black dress or pumps in a classic print, reaching into your closet each time becomes a thrilling rather than daunting task. So while it may take time to build the dream capsule wardrobe you have in mind, your patience will pay off in the end.





(1) Eleven Paris ‘Taylor’ Oversized Jacket, (2) Vanessa Bruno Striped Double Breasted Coat, (3) Joie Jacolyn knit jacket, (4) London Fog black wool blend trench coat, (5) Theory classic black jersey dress, (6) Theory black wool cafe coat, (7) Gianvito Rossi leopard print pumps, (8) Charles David Alina leopard pump 

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9 thoughts on “Style Inspiration: Just the Basics

  1. I have really enjoyed your posts and the topics. Each morning I go to my inbox in hopes that there is a new post – by the way, this has become my ritual each morning with my cup of coffee. I love your suggestions about style, thoughts that are inspiring and simply your fresh outlook on things.

    Thanks! I will continue to follow your blog.
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Great inspiration! I am 49 and ready to change my style. Now I am looking for ideas that I like AND look good on me. Still want “classic” but I am now willing to wear my shirt hems showing from under my sweaters. 🙂 Why not?!

  3. Some very stylish looks made with simple but well made clothes. Love it! Any chance you know the brand of the big brown tote the girl in the blue dress is carrying? It set my heart a flutter!

  4. Shannon, I love the ideas you deliver daily on your blog. I can tell you put a great deal of time into refining the details, so you deliver high-quality suggestions. In this weeks fashion suggestions, in the first picture, there is a tweed coat that is simple but amazing. Do you happen to know who makes this? Thank you for all of the enjoyment you provide!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. And, I couldn’t agree with you more about the coat. I believe it is a tweed boucle wool-blend coat by designer Isabel Marant. I searched around the web, but I wasn’t able to find one, but perhaps you will have better luck. If I find a similar look, I will share the link here for you.

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