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

 

bang for your buck!

wishlist - 2

The key to building an efficient wardrobe is finding pieces that can be re-worked into multiple outfits.  To accomplish this, a productive exercise when shopping is to think about what you can pair back to the item you’re eyeing – whether it be with something that exists in your closet or one that you need (i.e., a good pair of denim!).  If you can create 3 – 5 outfit ideas in your head on the spot, this item has potential for a lot of wear (which will also help you determine if it’s worth the investment)!  I recently made this fall wishlist post which included key seasonal pieces like a playful sweatshirt and leather skirt.  Here are four outfit ideas (there are much more!) styled from the edits adding accessories and basics to complete the look!  Your closet doesn’t need to be busting at the seams with endless items.  Always remember, less is more!  Strategizing your wardrobe will not only help you save space and money, but will force you to think about purchasing pieces that you love thus will go the distance.  Happy shopping ya’ll!  xx jenny

look 1 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. statement blazermatchesfashion.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. camisole, aritzia.com // 4. earringsdannijo.com // 5. clutch, zara.com // 6. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 2 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirtwhistles.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. sunglassesvonzipper.com // 4. charm braceletcharmandchain.com // 5. oversized coatmatchesfashion.com // 6. python clutchshopbop.com // 7. ankle-cuff pumpsjcrew.com

look 3 - mix and matchSHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. red sweatertopshop.com // 2. leather skirtallsaints.com // 3. square banglewhistles.co.uk.com // 4. watchnixon.com // 5. moto denim parkatopshop.com // 6. hair calf sling bagshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

look 4 - mix and match

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  1. playful sweatshirt, whistles.com // 2. camouflage pantsmadewell.com // 3. wool hathm.com // 4. ring setshopbop.com // 5. lip (bright poppy red)sephora.com // 6. toteshopbop.com // 7. flat booties, shopbop.com

♥ fall wishlist ♥

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer which means fall is here ladies!  My wishlist has been brewing and I wanted to share because it includes a few key pieces to stock up on.  Although I’ll likely not purchase everything, hence the word, “wish”,  a version of each will certainly make it into the rotation!  What’s on your list?  Maybe you even have some of these items hanging in your closet already?  Be sure to join me here to check out how I style these throughout the season!  And show me how you do too by tagging me on instagram @yoursoulstyle, also using the hashtag #yoursoulstyle.  Let’s inspire each other!

Next week I’ll show you how to mix and match these key pieces to get a plethora of outfit options!  Stay tuned!  Have a great long weekend!  xx jenny

wishlist - 2

playful sweatshirt, whistles.com // oversized coat, matchesfashion.com // red sweater, topshop.com // flat booties, shopbop.com // leather skirt, allsaints.com // camouflage pants, madewell.com // ankle-cuff pumps, jcrew.com // statement blazer, matchesfashion.com

work it: printed pants

zara printed trousers

Hello and happy friday! Just like the leather skirt from this post, these zara printed pants are versatile enough for both work and weekend. For the office, try pairing with an embellished sweater, a tailored blazer and metallic flats which are sure to become a closet staple through the season. For weekend styling, take things up a notch with a cropped silk tee (or full length for those who want coverage), ankle-cuff pumps, statement earrings and a bold clutch. Work it! Have a great weekend! xx jenny

work it - printed trousers

WORK: 1. J.Crew jeweled tee, $98, jcrew.com // 2. Zara printed trousers, $59.90, zara.com // 3. Warby Parker holt eyeglasses, $95, warbyparker.com // 4. Topshop chambray blazer, $130, topshop.com // 5. Sephora bite lipstick in VIB rouge, $28, sephora.com // 6. Madewell leather rucksak, $248, shopbop.com // 7. J.crew metallic flats, $188, jcrew.com

work it - printed pants - nightWEEKEND: 1. Topshop silk wide tee, $96, topshop.com // 2. Zara printed trousers, $59.90, zara.com // 3. Dannijo joan earrings, $270, dannijo.com // 4. Topshop collarless panel jacket, $90, topshop.com // 5. Cleobella indie clutch, $363, shopbop.com // 6. Michael Kors karlie pumps, $160, net-a-porter.com

bootie-licious

olivia palermo

Wednesday I blasted this post about drawstring handbags and received an overwhelming response from readers, except there was a catch.  Many of you were more interested in the moto booties (from the cover photo) rather than the bag, commenting on how much you love and asking where to get a pair!   So my lady friends, ask and you shall receive.  The booties came from shoe designer, Matt Bernson – called the tundra.  Unfortunately right now they are sold out everywhere – I promise I used my interweb detective skills and searched high and low.  In lieu of this however, here is an edit of a few like-styles which can suffice as a solid (and maybe even better) alternative!   Hopefully these will satiate your bootie-licious appetite!  Have an epic weekend!  xx jenny

Are you looking for a specific item that others may want too?  Hit me up at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com with post suggestions!

bootie-licious

  1. Steve Madden pudddles booties, $249.95, stevemadden.com
  2. Report juliee boot, $69, piperlime.com
  3. Topshop biker boots, $190, shopbop.com
  4. Rag & Bone classic moto boots, $696, matchesfashion.com
  5. Fiorentini + Baker chad boots, $475, farfetch.com
  6. Madewell lowrider moto boots, $238, shopbop.com
  7. H by Hudson horrigan boot, $285, piperlime.com
  8. Sam Edelman adele biker boots, $310, matchesfashion.com

photo via zimbio