Monday, October 11, 2010


   With the constantly changing trends each season, it makes you wonder what in your closet isn't just a fad.  Circa those acid wash jeans to those MC Hammer glow in the dark harem pants lol.  IMO (in my opinion) it is ESSENTIAL to maintain your style no matter what you are wearing, ultimately expressing who you are as an individual.  With that I feel that there are classic/timeless pieces that everybody should have in their closet, no matter your style or gender.  Below I configure a few reasonable/affordable list of of items that I feel everyone should have in their closet:

Whether dressed up or down, the white shirt adds a polished look to any outfit. For  the ladies it adds a masculine touch to any feminine frock, like a leopard pencil skirt to that ruffle mini skirt.  For the gents, you can rock this classic piece with a pair of jeans to under that tux for that special black tie event.

Banana Republic French Cuff Shirt: $59.90

Gap Men's Solid White Shirt: $49.50
  Sure you may think of your grandma or Mr. Roger's when it comes to the cardigan, but with its updated touches the cardigan has become a must-have classic.  With the cardigan you can layer underneath or outside other articles of clothing.  Cardigans come in diffrent shades and prints, its all about finding what fits you best and your style.  Ladies you can pair with those boyfriend jeans you have been eyeing to those wide leg tweed pants that you wear to work all the time.  Gentlemen a cardigan gives off a prep vibe without seeming pretentious, you can wear over your favorite band tee to that plaid shirt/bow tie that you were you planning to wear to that house party.

J. Crew Infinity Cardigan: $69.50


    Black itself is a universally great color.  Ladies its always been about the LBD (little black dress),  every women needs to have that Breakfast at Tiffany's moment when Audrey Hepburn steps foot out the car in the opening scene.  Truthfully its all about finding the perfect dress for your body type and style, also the dress needs to be something versatile that you can transition from day to night.  Gentlemen,  The  (LBS) Little Black Suit is calling your name.  A black suit brings a sense of maturity into any mans life.   The key with the black suit is its fit and tailoring ( it should be tailored to your body).

THEORY SAVOR UMA FITTED DRESS@ Bloomingdales: $161.25

DKNY SLIM SUIT @ MACY's: $369.99

  A Dark Jean is essential an piece because of its versatility from taking it from day to night.  Also the darker and more solid the denim the more sliming effect that it has on any individual.  The DJ  (dark jean) is definitely great investment piece for anybody.  WORD TO THE WISE: no designs or ornaments, keep it simple.  Also find the perfect fit for your body type.

LEVI's SKinny Jeans: $59.50

LEVI's 501 Jeans: $60.00

Ladies, the statement necklace is the ultimate accessory that you should be rocking with any outfit.  The statement necklace adds something eye catching to any outfit.  Whether you rocking a white tee and jeans to an evening gown, the statement necklace always brings a sense of glamour to any ladies outfit.  Gentlemen its all about the necktie when it comes to your neck game.  The necktie is a great way to show who you are style wise whether it be an eye catching color or that quirky print.

Kenneth Jay Lane Snake CHain Necklace: $132.00

Express silk tie: $39.90

The take away from the list of essential pieces is that they are things that you must invest in.  The essentials are pieces that you can mix and match with one another and other things outside of this list.

For example, ladies you can pair the white shirt with the the dark jeans, the statement necklace, the cardigan, and a chic pair of leather ankle boots or oxfords.  You then can take that statement necklace and wear it with the LBD, an over-the-top vintage leopard clutch, and a pair of your sleek black pumps for an evening look.

As for the gentlemen, you can take the the cardigan and pair it with the white shirt, the dark jeans, and a pair of fresh sneaks for a laid back weekend look.  You can then take the LBS pant and pair with the cardigan, white shirt, tie, and a nice pair of dress shoes for a more trendy business casual look.


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