January and February are challenging months to dress for - fall is long gone and spring is not quite here. This combined with a possible vacation to some place warm and tropical, means your wardrobe is doing some serious multi-tasking. With the help of these seven fantastic wardrobe basics, looking great will be effortless. (NOTE: once the sale
begins 12/26, you will enjoy 60% off savings on many of these items!)
(1) Have a Blazer on hand
Men do this year round and know that a blazer is an easy way to dress up an outfit: mix it with jeans, khakis, pants or even a pencil skirt to go from casual to smart. One of the big trends we will be seeing for spring is blazers in black, gold or white mixed with floral print dresses. Do pick up our 3-button crepe blazer in black or the elegant gold jacquard jacket.
(2) Dark Wash Jeans with minimal decoration
These have become a great item that takes you from work to play or from day to night. It’s best to choose a fabric weight that works year round. We have two great fits for you to choose from: boot cut or straight leg.
(3) The crisp White Woven Shirt
THIS is the wardrobe staple you go to when you simply do not know what to wear. Take your cue from Jackie Kennedy, who showed up year round in a crisp white button-down shirt.
(4) Black Pants
Simply put, black pants are the backbone of any transitional wardrobe. We have three styles that fit this bill: the modern bootleg pant, the active reversible pant and the sleek crepe pant. All of the fabrics work 12 months of the year; all you do from season to season is switch your top!
(5) The LBD (Little Black Dress)
This works every season, any time of the year; it’s all in how you accessorize it. Most style experts will tell you “Don’t leave home with out your fave credit card and your Little Black Dress!” If you are not sure what to wear in a more formal situation, always reach for this piece.
(6) The Black Skirt
Again, this is the perfect piece to take you from night to day, from work to play by mixing it with different tops. We have two great choices in two amazing fabrics: the sleek crepe pencil skirt and the flared and flowing jersey skirt, The key to making this piece work is footwear. In the fall and winter, pair it with boots and tights or hose. In the spring and summer go bare-legged with strappy shoes or dainty sandals.
(7) Camisoles and Tank Tops
Select stylish, well-fitting camisoles and tanks in colors that flatter your skin tone. These must look good when worn under sweaters and jackets or just by themselves; this way they work in any season. Make these seven essentials the cornerstone of your wardrobe and you’ll be surprised how they will make you look and feel good as you transition thru the seasons!
Senior Designer, Jockey Person to Person