The starting piece of every outfit

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The starting piece of every outfit!

After helping thousands of women in the dressing room over the last decade … I’ve found that having the right bottom is the starting point of every outfit.  If you’ve been in “Room 3” with me, you know that we can’t even get started until we find the right fitting jean, or trouser, or bottom half. Once we do, adding a simple, neutral shoe allows us to proceed with trying everything else!  (If I ever do a style training of sorts for future stylists, this will be the #1 tip.) But for now, I’m sharing with all of you 😊

So the next time you’re in the dressing room alone, try it and let me know how it works!

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Gucci bag, similar | Stuart Weitzman shoes | Lafayette 148 pants | Prada shoes | Club Monaco blazer | Bottega Veneta pouch |  Celine sunnies

Today I’m talking about black bottoms.  I know, it sounds boring, but trust me, owning the right pieces will make all your outfits work!  And besides, I don’t know about you, but I wear black bottoms (jeans and joggers mostly) 3-4 days/week, especially this time of year! Keep reading for the top selling bottoms everyone loves.


#1 Spanx faux leather leggings

This is the number one selling item at Nordstrom – and based on 2.8k almost five star reviews, it’s reason enough to race out and buy them!  They are versatile and look super stylish with everything from sneakers to booties to denim jackets to cozy sweaters.  And they’re comfy!




#2 black pant

I’m talking cool-girl, stylish slim fitting, go with everything pants.  In my opinion, there are two to consider. Both are a cotton stretchy blend, and very similar.  The Vince pair (They’re called crop leggings and a top seller in store), have double seaming down the front and back giving an extra detail, while the Rag & Bone (also a top seller) have a slightly higher rise.  This style of pant works all year round with sandals or booties, depending on the season.




#3 Vuori jogger pant

The only jogger to try in my opinion!  I’ve gone on and on about this pant, so sorry if I’m sounding like a broken record!  Check this post out to learn more, and don’t forget your guy, because he will love them too!



#4 coated denim

With the huge trend of faux leather everything happening, coated denim is a great alternative.  Style them with a cozy sweater, a brightly colored blazer, and either a sneaker or bootie, and you will be ready for any occasion.  They basically work with everything in your closet! See below for my favorites.


#5 black denim

The year-round staple in all our wardrobes.  My absolute favorite right now is the newer slim, straight leg by Mother Brand denim.  I own them and wear several times a week. These look amazing on EVERY SINGLE PERSON I’ve seen them on, I’m not kidding! If you’re looking for a skinny (I’m still wearing mine too), this style by Frame is a favorite.  Super slimming and sometimes we all need a denim refresh!


Thank you for reading! xo

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