8 December 2020

These 8 pieces make the perfect outfits!

Vince blouse | Vince pants | Red Prada shoe, similar | Givenchy bag | Gucci sunglasses | Michele watch | Poppy Finch necklace



These 8 pieces make the perfect outfits!

Recently Bobby Schuessler, Senior Editor from Who What Wear, asked me which items I thought would make the “perfect outfit.” First of all, NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I would create a blog at age 50 — or that I’d have the opportunity to be featured in the prestigious Who What Wear! So, you can imagine my excitement each time an email from Bobby appears in my inbox asking for my style perspective. I take these requests very seriously and give them careful consideration. Read the WWW article here!

This month, Bobby wanted to know which pieces make the perfect outfits. I selected 8 items that are foundational AND a little more stylish than our regular staples. Of course, I believe owning basics is key, but adding the fun pieces (and accessories) is really what elevates our wardrobes. Keep reading to see the 8 items, and my picks to get the look.

P.S. Starting yesterday, Nordstrom announced a brand new Spend & Save event. This is a first, and it’s pretty timely given that we’re in the holiday and gift giving season. Pro tip: look for the words “Save up to $300” above each item to see which items count towards this promotion. Happy shopping!


Classic coat

Topshop coat | Mother denim | Free People tee | YSL bag | Poppy Finch necklace | Bony Levy necklace | Gucci sunnies | Prada shoes

“A slightly oversized, longer wool coat seriously updates every outfit you own—this one by Topshop is a great option.” The Topshop coat above is a favorite recent purchase, and it’s available in petite sizing. Check out this new Rails and this plaid style with a hoodie – so good!



White sneakers

Treasure & Bond sweater – extended sizes here | Poppy Finch necklace | Sunglasses | Denim | Golden Goose sneakers | Handbag, |AllSaints leather jacket

“Probably the number one most worn item in my closet! Stylish and comfy, you can wear white sneakers with everything from jeans to jumpsuits to knit dresses. So easy!” Favorite brands include Golden Goose, Veja and Nike.



Knit dress

A knit dress is a bit more elevated than your typical denim outfits. Pair with sneakers for a casual vibe, or throw on a blazer for a more polished look.” There are so many great, easy and reasonably priced options, like this favorite J.Crew sweater dress, this one by Wayf and this Rails style.



Utility jacket

 Utility jacket, similar | Mother denim | Gucci tortoiseshell sunglasses | Prada shoes | Dior bracelets | YSL bag

“This isn’t necessarily a new piece, but it deserves a re-visit. It literally works with every single item in your closet to make the perfect, casual outfit.” The 1822 style I’m wearing above will be back in stock this spring according to the brand, so stay tuned. In the meantime, this Madewell jacket is a top-seller, this Anine Bing style is super cool,and I love this one too!



Faux-leather separates

Zimmerman turtleneck | Faux leather shirt | Mother denim | Gucci bag | Prada heels, Similar

“Faux leather is flattering on absolutely everyone. Plus, it’s a great way to add a little edge to your look!” This faux leather blazer is a real favorite. You’ll also love this dress, and this faux leather legging should be in everyone’s closet!



White jacket

Puffer jacket | Mother denim | Golden Goose |Gucci sunglassesFree People tee | Prada shoes | YSL bag

“White jackets are all over Instagram lately, and I can see why. They’re such a refreshing alternative to all our black coats! Chic, cozy and bright.” This Abercrombie jacket is such a good one, it runs small. This faux leather style arrived yesterday and it’s a winner!



Black Silky top

Vince blouse | Citizen jean | Leopard shoes, similar | Gucci sunglasses | Givenchy bag

“I know it sounds kind of boring, but it’s the one piece everyone could consider owning. It’s an effortless way to get a bit more dressed up.” This Vince blouse is a bit of a splurge, but it’s one you’ll have for years to come, trust me.



Chic accessories

AllSaints leather jacket | Free People tee | Golden Goose | Mother denim | Givenchy handbag | Dior bracelets | Gucci sunglasses

“This trilogy of accessories—a stylish handbag, cool sunglasses, and great jewelry—is the finishing touch to every outfit. I wear this combo with everything, no matter how casual … even workout clothes!”


Thank you for reading! xx