Literally in the Gray

We're finally within arms reach of Spring, or what we hope will be warmer weather. So I've decided to amp up my wardrobe for the new year and focus on finding classic pieces that will be staples in my wardrobe for years to come.

If you know me, then you know I'm a sucker for anything monochrome. I've learned that by sticking to the same simple basics and adding a few statement pieces, I can amplify my style to the next level. And, that's exactly what I've done with this chic and sophisticated look. It's simple enough to take my everyday black staples and bring me to the chic side of things. 

THE BASE

For all of my everyday looks I usually stick to my uniform of black on black.--What can I say, it's the NYC PR go to-- My favorite  pieces this season are a ribbed bodysuit and a pair of the best leggings Zara has to offer-all in black of course. I love Naked Wardrobe's "The All Ribbed Bodysuit." It's not too thin, and features a slightly high neckline that makes it a sophisticated piece to pair with anything. Now I know you probably thought, BASIC when I said I wear leggings, but Zara's "Wide Waistband Leggings" are nowhere near basic. With the wide waistband and the center seam down the legs, these leggings are sophisticated and work with any outfit. I'm not kidding, they look better than my best pair of slacks, and are 10x more comfortable. I may be a little bit crazy, but I have about 4 pairs of these leggings and equally the same amount of the bodysuit in my closet. 

For my feet, I stick with my favorite black booties, which bring me to new heights both figuratively and literally. I've had major success with these Lillia Boots from White Fox Boutique. As the weather gets warmer, I'll switch out my booties for some mules like this chic but simple pair from H&M (click here).

THE AMPLIFIERS 

Since my base is pretty much a constant, I like to add a boost my look with overcoats to cover up this tush and a simple handbag. I've been obsessed with Zara lately and I found both this suede overcoat and this cute box bag on my last online excursion. Both pieces are simple enough on their own, but added to the base they bring up the sophistication level without breaking the bank. 

And to obviously look cooler than I really am, I finish off the look with some sunnies from Quay.

What are your go-to staples in your wardrobe?

Salt with a Dash of Pepper: White & Black OOTD

I love wearing black... Maybe a little too much black... But what New Yorker doesn't?

So I thought I'd switch it up by going to the under end of the color spectrum and rock some white. It's not only the color of the season, but gave me a refreshed feeling while walking through the streets of NYC today.

Shirt, Eleven Paris Exclusive at Intermix (Similar) | Leather Jacket, Zara | Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch 

I've probably owned one pair of white pants in my whole life other than these. And that's because I'm the ultimate klutz. But as I've matured and learned how to make "less" of a mess, I wanted to try something new and refreshing this season. I found these amazing skinny jeans at Abercrombie & Fitch (I know, I know, it was literally the first time I've been in there since I was 15 and I can definitely say they still have some of the best affordable jeans on the market...even if my new size devastated me a little). At least my butt looks great :)

Pairing the look with my Eleven Paris "Kate Moss" tee and my new leather jacket from Zara, gave my looks some needed edge. Making this innocent and refreshing white, look like it had some City grit to it. 

How will you rock white this season?

 

PS, like my leather? There's a lot of great faux and real leather options out there (Zara has about 10 styles alone) so you can definitely find an amazing piece in your budget. It's a great statement piece that will be a staple in your wardrobe.

Fashion= Black+White

Either you’re in or you’re out. That is the ever changing world of fashion for you. But as I have become more enveloped by this constantly changing industry, the line between the in’s and out’s is much more blurred than I thought. Fashion is not as easy as Black+White, but is a journey through the abyss of gray that is personal style and taste. 

This blog is just that… a front row seat to my gray view of Fashion.

Enjoy the Ride Lovely.. xoxo