the classics

the classicsAnd to piggy back on last weeks post which offered affordable trendy items to refresh your spring/summer 2014 wardrobe, investing in some seasonal classics is essential too.  These are the pieces to spend a little more money on since their shelf life is endless. They are the trends that move through a revolving door, reappearing year after year.  Every wardrobe needs a strong foundation, and these key basics will provide a sturdy baseline.  I’ve rounded up my list of ‘must-haves’ which I can assure you will go the distance.  Happy Monday!

Stay tuned for some exciting changes coming your way this Friday, which I cannot wait to share!  Your Soul Style is growing up!  Stay very, very VERY tuned!

where to buythe cotton tee // the versatile skirt // the chambray shirt // the denim jacket // the carryall // the white denim // the gladiators // the classic specs


that 70’s girl

wide leg pantsOh. My. God.  I’ve been on a wild goose chase to find pants exactly like these in the above photo.  I have a gem of an old pair that I scooped up from Forever 21 a couple years back, but need 1 – 2 more.  I absolutely love for a multitude of reasons: the high waist, the wide leg, the tweed texture = pure heaven.  Plus – I die for styling details that remind me of the 70’s fashion era and a high waist screams Studio 54!  Flattering on most body types, this is a piece that will turn your frown upside down on those pesky mornings where you and a tight fit are enemies (don’t you love those days?  we all have them).  The fitted tee and cropped jacket give the total look a sexy, yet relaxed feel.  Stay away from overly baggy tops that will hide the top of the pant which should hit you at the smallest area.  The high waist creates length which will off set the width of the leg keeping the illusion of a longer and leaner silhouette.  Style tip:  Don’t be afraid to size up.  The pant fit should be loose on the leg and and the inseam should drop and not hug your body.  Shop similar here.  xx jenny

high waisted
  1. Jil Sander bomber jacket, $583,
  2. Valentino vintage wide trouser, $137.60,
  3. H&M sunglasses, $9.95,
  4. Giles & Brother chain bracelet, $145,
  5. James Perse cotton tee, $50,
  6. Gorjana clutch, $182,
  7. Nine West getsetgo bootie, $99,

photo via pinterest