8 July 2021

I did a wardrobe makeover with these 7 items!

Veronica Beard Blazer, Gucci sunglasses, Balenciaga bag, Vince slipdress, All black outfit

Black blazer | Slipdress | Sandals , similar | Balenciaga tote | Silver chain necklace | Silver rope necklace

I did a wardrobe makeover with these 7 items!

Last week, I worked on another Who What Wear article called “I’m a Former Nordstrom Buyer, and did my Wardrobe Makeover with these 7 items.” I’ll tell you a little secret: every time I hear from Bobby Schuessler, the Senior Market Editor, I get really excited! It’s so cool that Who What Wear continues to feature women over 40, and I’m honored to be one of them. As I always say, age doesn’t matter when it comes to style — and WWW is at the forefront of this effort. We all want to look and feel good, no matter how *young* we are! 😉

The back story on this bucket list opportunity goes like this: last year, during the second week of lockdown, I received an email from Kat Collings (Editor-in-Chief of WWW) asking me to do a “test” article. As you might imagine, I was beside myself! I’ve since worked on 15 articles with Bobby, and I’ve enjoyed every single one. This month, he was curious as to which items I was adding to refresh my wardrobe — the items I turn to over and over. I narrowed it down to 7, so keep reading to find out what they are and to see my new picks for each one!


#1 Statement Summer tops

Statement Summer top, Black sandals, Levi 724 jeans, black denim, all black, Los Angeles California

Frame top | Levi’s 724 jeans| Sam Edelman sandal

“This breezy summer top is a must-have for date nights and is also super cute with denim shorts for daytime. I’m loving light summer tops with special little details like these ruffled straps. So pretty.”





#2 Black blazers

Veronica Beard Blazer, Balenciaga handbag, black sandals, Mother denim, sunglasses, NYC cami

Veronica Beard blazer | Mother denim | Sandals | Balenciaga bag | Sunglasses | Shorter silver necklace | Longer silver necklace

“I refreshed my black blazer with this new one by Veronica Beard (it’s already a best seller), and it has completely transformed my wardrobe! I can wear it with pretty much anything, and it elevates the entire outfit. Plus, the hidden zipper and endless dickey options make it versatile, and just cool.”




#3 Square toe sandals

Frame stripe top, Levi denim, balenciaga bag, black sandals,

Frame shirt | Schutz sandals  | Levi’s | Balenciaga bag | Sam Edelman sandals | Necklaces – here, here and here | Dior bracelets

“A square-toe sandal is a great start toward a shoe refresh, and this year, there are so many options to love! It’s a small detail, but it gives major designer vibes to every outfit.”


#4 Pink separates

Pink Zara blazer, Black NYC cami, black levi jeans, black sandals, YSL tote

Zara blazer | L’Agence silk cami | Levi’s 724 denim – LOVE | Sam Edelman sandals | YSL tote | Tom Ford sunglasses | Link necklace

I’ve been reading about the color pink for a long time, so I finally decided it was time to add a piece and transform my mostly neutral wardrobe to one with a pop of color. When I spotted this blazer at Zara, I knew it was perfect — slightly oversized and super easy to wear.”


#5 Sleek swimsuits

J Crew one piece swimsuit, White sandals, Packable straw hat, Pool side attire

One shoulder swimsuit | Pink leopard shirt worn as coverup | Zara sandals | Sunglasses | Balenciaga bag | Earrings | Hat | Supergoop!

“This year, I’ve added a few one-piece swimsuits to my summer collection, and suddenly, I feel way more glamorous than I do in a bikini. Plus, a one-piece can transform into a bodysuit when worn with your favorite denim — so stylish!”





#6 Slip dresses

Vince Slipdress, Strappy sandals, Veronica beard blazer

Black blazer | Slipdress | Sandals, similar | Balenciaga tote | Silver chain necklace | Silver rope necklace

“We all love a good slip dress, and this is one of my favorite purchases of the year so far! Since it’s cut on the bias, it’s very flattering. A slip dress also looks amazing with a denim jacket or a blazer. It’s pretty much the perfect dress.”




#7 White denim

White denim, Blue blouse, Chloe handbag, brown sandals,

Vince blouseSandals | Chloe handbag | Gucci sunglasses | Monica Vinader link necklace | Loren Stewart rope necklace| Fidelity jeans, Paige Nellie similar

“I switched up my white denim and added a wide-leg style for an updated, modern fit. This trending silhouette works for all occasions, and pairs particularly well with a fitted top.”


Thank you for reading! xx

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