Building an extensive wardrobe that seamlessly takes you from season to season doesn’t have to push your closet space or credit limit to the edge. By stocking up on timeless basics, a few on-trend items you can’t live without, and great transitional pieces that tie them together, you can surround yourself in incredible everyday fashion, no matter what the weather has in store for you.
How to Rock 365 Days of Effortless Style
To create an effortless and enviable mix-and-match wardrobe, here are just a few things to keep in mind the next time you hit up your favorite stores.
Staying warm in your chilly office: Stock up on the classic cardigan.
A cardigan is a simple way to take the chill out of an icy office, but more important, it allows you to extend your favorite sleeveless dresses and tops well into winter. For instance, take that patterned wrap dress you love to pair with espadrilles in the summer and instead accessorize it with a cardigan, tights and riding boots. Be sure to have both a black and gray cardigan in your closet as well as some additional colors that coordinate with your favorite pieces.
Running around town: Have a jacket or two with an edge.
Most women think a leather jacket or suede moto are only suitable with jeans, but they can make a work outfit look runway-ready from day to night. At 5 p.m., top your tweed skirt and silk shirt with a cinched-waist leather jacket and switch your flats for some stiletto booties for a happy hour-ready ensemble.
A trip to the movies: Go for the boyfriend look.
Every woman needs a great fitted pair of jeans for a sleek look, but for casual chic, grab some boyfriend jeans. In the summer, these slightly slouchy, always comfy dungarees are the perfect base for a sleek tank, statement necklace, and wedges. In the colder months, top them with a long-sleeved striped shirt, military cargo jacket, and fashion sneakers.
Sunday brunch: Hit up the button up.
Because of its versatility, the basic button up belongs in every closet. Roll up the sleeves of a chambray shirt and match with patterned shorts in the spring. Then sync it with a black skirt or richly-colored skinny jeans in the fall. The classic white shirt looks great with pixie pants and kitten heels any season of the year and pairs just as perfectly with a flippy spring midi as it does with a luxurious velvet skirt.
Late night dinner dates with friends: Switch up your denim skirt.
Skip the outdated 1990’s denim mini skirt for a longer-length button front pencil skirt. This easily adaptable classic takes on a Parisian vibe when paired with a striped shirt, statement sunglasses, and strappy sandals, and goes boho with a flower-patterned shirt and suede boots. Surprisingly, it can even work for the office if it’s a dark wash and is topped with a fitted button up shirt or cashmere sweater and cinched with a sophisticated belt.
Start with the Basics at P. Taylor Clothing
It’s easy to ensure effortless style, every day of the year by creating a unique look all your own. The online store at P. Taylor Clothing is the perfect place to start. We offer a full line of affordable, stylish pieces, from classic button ups to cashmere sweaters, that can be pulled together into any outfit you can imagine. In addition, our Fashion Talk blog is packed with the latest style tips that help you get the most of any piece you purchase. Start shopping now or find a boutique near you: