As you go through this journal of denim styles here are some things to remember to make it pertinent to you. First of all I only buy styles that look good on me and that look like my personality. I only buy clothes that fit, if they don't I have them altered by my good friend Marina. I have a color palette that is kind to my skin tone that I stick to, a lot of khaki brown, grey, soft pinks, red, and white. I stay away from a lot of black it' does not favor my skin color. Everything in my closet for the most part goes with at least three other things . I have three summer purses and four winter purses, which is not a lot by today's standard. I do have a lot of jewelry and a small scarf collection. All my accessories look like me, tend towards fashion more than not and add that extra punch that I so love.
I made this over shirt, I love to sew although I have been making more simple things. I use to sew for the Guthrie Theatre, I would even make my own coats. I don't do that so much anymore. This shirt is great I can wear it as a top or as pictured here over a shirt, almost any shirt in my closet will work. I would put a simple two roll at the bottom of the jeans for this look, keeping it simple and classic. I can wear just about any combination of purse and shoes that I have to this outfit, because it's so simple, classic and the fabrications go with anything.
I have chosen a few items that I beleive are basics for women. They are items that anyone can wear, to almost any occassion, by mixing and matching the items. I have included photos.
1. The first is a pencil skirt, I cannot tell you how I love pencil skirts and how much I love wearing them. Anyone can wear them as long as they have been altered to fit you. Off the rack clothing does not fit everyone how could it? So always factor in alterations. 2. The wedge shoes, everyone's legs look so much more shapely and amazing in a pair of heels, but not everyone likes to wear them. So my suggestion is a really great pair of wedge shoes, keep them simple and you can wear them with pants or skirts. 3. A shirt especially a white shirt, there is nothing better than a white shirt, again purchase one that fits or can be altered. If you are large busted check out my Carissa Rose logo on my home page for shirts for the larger busted woman, they really do fit. 3. Straight legged white pants for spring or a pair in a really great color,(color is everywhere this spring and summer). 4. A light weight jacket that can be worn to add warmth or style to any outfit. 5. Statement necklace, they are almost everywhere and they are awesome turning a simple outfit into vavoom. All the items below are current from all different stores, they are just to give you an idea for shopping. Make sure anything you buy is meant for you. You also want everything you purchase to go with three other things in your closet for mixing and matching.