Litle black dress-LBD
Ah, the little black dress. It should be sexy, yet sophisticated. It should be well-made and fit like a glove. It should hide your flaws and accentuate your attributes. It can go from day (wear it to the office with a cardigan or blazer and a set of pearls and leather pumps) to night (take off the blazer or cardigan and add some makeup, jewelry, and heels).
Choose a LBD in the style that suits you, makes you feel comfortable, and looks most like you. It can be sleeveless, have cap sleeves, or have 3/4-length sleeves. It can have a V-neck, boat neck, crew neck, or square neck. It can be knee-length, a little longer, a little shorter, or miniskirt length. The LBD is both universal and individual at the same time. Find one that makes you feel fabulous and make the investment because this is one piece that really gives you your money’s worth!
|The basic black skirt and sweater set — always chic and classic.|
Classic beige trench coat
Black leather bag
A black leather bag is a perfect everywhere bag, a bag you can wear to work, to lunch, to dinner, and
even shopping on the weekend. It goes with everything, and you’ll feel comfortable using it with
whatever color or prints you may be wearing. It should be medium-sized: large enough to hold whatever you need during the day but not so large that it looks awkward if you find yourself running straight out to dinner with it.
Quality blue jeans
Pair of black pumps
Black pumps go with everything, they won’t get too dirty, and they can also go from day to night. If you can afford only one pair of black pumps, go with a dressier pair; shoes are generally easier to dress down than to dress up.
When buying shoes, make sure they’re comfortable! Don’t expect them to “break in.” You’re going to
spend some money on them because shoes tend to cost a bit more, so make sure they fit right.
White and black cardigan sweaters
Cardigan sweaters are great for those times when you don’t know what the weather will be like or if it’s the middle of summer and you get stuck in a ridiculously cold air-conditioned restaurant or office. If you get warm, you can always throw the cardigan over your shoulders and tie around your neck, and if you’re chilly, you can wear it.
If you can afford it, get your cardigans in a light cashmere. If you can’t afford cashmere, a great cotton
does the trick! Whether cotton or cashmere, a good-quality cardigan sweater should last a very long
Set of pearls