4 October 2022

The 6 best style tips for easy, everyday outfits!

easy outfits: Reiss blazer | Reiss sweater | Reiss split-hem pants | Schutz sandals | Gorjana necklace | White beaded necklace

The 6 best style tips for easy, everyday outfits!

Do you ever stand in your closet, look at all your clothes, and think to yourself “I have nothing to wear?” From what I hear, many of us do this from time to time (wink) … including me! So, after decades of helping women in the dressing room and seeing firsthand what works and what doesn’t, I’ve put together the 6 best style tips for easy, everyday outfits. I’m really excited to share these suggestions with you below; hopefully they’ll inspire you to get dressed with ease and confidence. Never again will you feel like you have “nothing to wear!”

Later today, I’ll be speaking at the Multnomah Athletic Club luncheon here in Portland — even though public speaking isn’t my thing (AT ALL)! Though I’m quite nervous, I’m looking forward to sharing these 6 style tips with the audience as well. A huge thank you to Nordstrom who partnered with me to let me bring carefully selected clothes to this event. Read on to see the items I’m bringing with me, and scroll to the very bottom to view what’s on my rolling rack 🙂 And, as always, thank you for following along!

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Easy outfit inspo


Left: Theory jacket | Turtleneck | Black denim | Dior shoes | Chloe bag | Right: Faux leather jacket | Black pants | Sandals | Cami



Tip 1: Start with the right pant

Blue coat | Black flare pant | Red Gucci bag | White boots | Stripe turtleneck | Necklace

As I always tell my clients and friends: the right bottom is the starting piece of every outfit. If you’ve been in “Room 3” with me, you know that we can’t even get started until we find the best fitting jean, or trouser, or bottom half. Once we do, adding a simple, neutral shoe allows us to proceed with everything else! So, what is the “right” bottom? Something black! I know, it sounds boring, but trust me: this will make ALL your outfits work. Here are the 4 top selling bottoms everyone loves:

Black pants – The newest style to add is a looser trouser. I love this one and it comes in several lengths. The Vince slim knit style has been a go-to for a while, and everyone still loves it. But now this one by Frame and has appeared, and it’s also really good!

Black jogger – This Vuori Jogger is hands down the best! It makes tons of outfits and can be worn year ’round. If you don’t already own a pair, go ahead and get one — it’s never too late, and you’ll be so happy you did!

Black coated denim – Right now the Frame Le Sylvie Slender is a favorite, and so are these by L’agence.

Black denim – Pretty much a staple for everyone’s wardrobe, you’ll love these Levi’s 724 (if you’re 5’4 or under). Also these by Mother are top sellers: The Dazzler (a slim, straight leg style that everyone loves), Mother Hustler, and Mother Insider – all in the “Not Guilty” wash, their best selling black that everyone loves.



Tip 2: Give your denim an update

Sandro pleated-back trench | Denim | Veronica Beard sandals | Vince blouse | YSL bag | Earrings

Since denim is the backbone of our wardrobes, it’s important to have a well-fitting, current style that hits at the right length. I know, you’re probably wondering “what is the correct length?” Well, with ankle length jeans, my guideline is 3-4″ from the ground. Please note — I’m still testing this out since I’ve only “eyeballed” it in the dressing room and have never measured. It’s a work in progress, so I’ll keep you posted! New this year: longer lengths!! Whether you’re looking for a flare style or a slim bootcut, this is THE style to own for fall 2022.

Current favorites that work for most everyone: Frame Le Mini boot – crop and full length, Le Sylvie Slender, Mother Weekender, Mother Hustler, Mother Dazzler, and Paige Cindy. All easy styles that make a lot of outfits. Look for medium wash denim (as seen all over the streets of NYC), black, gray, and a lighter wash.



Tip 3: Invest in quality staples …always

Wrap coat | Vince cami | Vince skirt | Gucci cardigan | Gucci green bag | Slingbacks | Earrings

There are some things that are just worth the splurge, like a Veronica Beard blazer. I’m often asked for an affordable version, and I just found this one!! A nice black blouse (my favorite is this Vince style or this Frame one) both work for both day and evening, and same with a black pant (mentioned above). A neutral shoe is a must-have … several pairs gives you more options. Here is a style board for inspo, and my top 8 staples that are worth the investment.




Tip 4: match your top and bottom


Left: Theory jacket | Ivory sweater | Ivory jean | Gucci loafers | Gucci scarf | YSL bag | Bracelet | Right: Veronica Beard shirt jacket | Black cami | Mother denim | Boots | Hoop earrings | Balenciaga bag

A silky black cami is one of my favorite things to wear (like this one). It works beautifully with most any bottom, and if you happen to love black, it’s an easy go-to when you’re getting dressed up! If you pair a matching top and bottom, then many jackets will look good and you’ll have outfits for days. Pairs can be black/black, cream/écru, white/white or gray/gray. Easy, quick and elegant!



Tip 5: Match your top and jacket


Left: Theory jacket | Cami | VB jeans | YSL bag | Stuart Weitzman boots | Scarf | Earrings | Right: Camel coat | Camel sweater | Denim | Boots | Gucci bag | Burberry scarf | Bracelet

Matching your tops to your jackets is a trick that works with every kind of jacket. For example, the camel jacket and sweater combo above looks amazing with faded denim, as well as black, écru or gray denim. If you’re dressing up, just use a black pant like this Frame favorite, or this brand new Cinq A Sept style that’s slimmer fitting (and a little sexy) depending on how it’s styled. Take the same concept and wear a black jacket and black tee with skirts, faded denim … you get the idea!



Tip 6: match/coordinate your accessories


Left: Rag & Bone slade blazer, navy | ATM t-shirt | Denim | Gucci scarf | YSL bag | Sandals | Earrings | Right: Rag & Bone slade blazer | Anine Bing t-shirt | Denim | YSL bag | Earrings | Burberry scarf | Boots

Neutral accessories are the perfect finishing touch to every outfit. If you can match or coordinate your accessories (by color or pattern), you’ll have dozens of easy outfits at your fingertips! So, try to put together a few sets: a bag/shoe combo, a bag/belt combo, or a scarf/bag/shoe combo, in matching or coordinating colors. I love any accessory in a rich saddle brown, a lighter beige color, or black of course — that goes without saying! If you need any help with this, feel free to DM me 😉


Thank you for reading! xx