I've been going through my closet trying to give it a little bit of breathing room, and have been thinking about what kind of pieces I really love, so I thought I'd do a little post on what my style staples are!
A floral dress that fits perfectly and has a beautiful print will get so much wear! I have a few in my closet that I just love to remix. I like that a floral print is almost a neutral, so it's really easy to mix with other prints. Plus, a dress that is pretty and fits great will almost always make you feel really amazing.
I never used to wear hats, but in the past couple years I've grown to love them. Not only can they salvage your look on a bad hair day, but I always think they add a little bit of bohemian flair to an outfit, as well as a touch of sophistication. Perhaps it's because people used to wear hats all the time, but I love the vintage touch it can add.
I have a few cardigans in my closet and they all get quite a bit of wear. I find that I get cold pretty easily, even in the summers (though, Northwest summers aren't quite sweltering...), so I usually like to have a cardigan on hand. In the winter they can give some added warmth and in the summer they're light enough for layering without being too hot. Plus, I like getting cardigans that have fun prints and patterns, to add interest to an outfit!
Boots are such a staple for fall and winter. I don't know what I'd do without them! One of my favorite things to do is to layer socks on top of tights underneath the boots, with a little bit of the socks peeking out. The layering not only keeps your toes warm, but also adds texture and interest to your outfit!
Brogues and oxfords are just so easy to wear. They're a comfortable flat that has enough interest to add some zing to an outfit, rather than your plain ol' ballet flat. I like that they evoke a menswear feeling as well as a vintage vibe. There are so many different styles of brogues and oxfords, it's fun to have a bunch! I have plain brown ones, black and brown contrasted ones, and white lace ones!
I love tights. It's true. They're such a great way to be able to keep wearing dresses in the colder months, and they add so much to an outfit. Lately I've really been drawn to bolder colors in my tights, and I adore my rust colored pair. I also can't get enough of polka dot tights. I just bought a new pair because my old ones were ripped to shreds, and I even wore white heart-polkadotted tights under my wedding dress!