How to take your wardrobe to the next level! Part 2

Theory trench | Faux leather top, similar | Black denim | Gold sandals, similar | YSL circle bag

How to take your wardrobe to the next level!

How do you get the perfect wardrobe? By filling your closet with a combination of well-fitting essentials and trendy pieces that you add each season, like pretty scarves, non-black handbags, special jackets and tops – basically anything you absolutely love and are excited to wear!

With everything you need right there in your closet, you’ll have extra confidence when getting dressed, and trust me on this one — it feels REALLY GOOD when your outfits come together easily. But, this requires thoughtful planning and smart purchasing. It also doesn’t happen overnight (darn)!

Today’s post, which is Part 2 of a two-part series on the perfect wardrobe, is about those trendy, stylish pieces that take your wardrobe to the next level. These are often the items we actually buy first because, after all, they’re way more fun to purchase! Since we’re at the beginning of a new season, now is the time to get the best selection, and remember, buying early allows for longer wearing time. Keep reading for some new and exciting fall arrivals that pair perfectly with the essentials you hopefully already own (read Part 1/Essentials here). As always, if you have any questions or need help, feel free to reach out 🙂

 

Street style inspo

 

Images via Pinterest | Style Du Monde

 

Cool jackets

Always in style and one of the finishing touches to most outfits!

Jacket | Denim | Bootie | Handbag | Bracelet

Jackets are one of those wardrobe staples where you can’t go wrong with a favorite style or two (or three). I don’t say this often, but I truly believe you can never have too many jackets!! Here are a few I spotted recently that I’m pretty sure you’ll like.

 

 

 

 

Special jewelry

Think colored gemstones, cocktail rings and gorgeous cuffs

Cinq a Sept blazer | Dolce Vita sandals | Earrings | Cocktail ring | Handbag | Denim | Cami

Mixing some of your favorite jewelry pieces with new, more modern (and not necessarily expensive) ones adds a youthful and stylish look to many outfits. Try wearing a statement earring or a cocktail ring with denim — so cool!

 

Everyday dresses

Dress | Handbag | Earrings | OTK boots | Ring | Diptyque perfume

Having a handful of dresses in your closet will give you the confidence to get dressed for any occasion. For example, the Vince slipdress is SO versatile, and is a must-have in your wardrobe. Find several dresses you love, including a daytime style like this pretty blue one, and you’ll be set for any event!

 

 

Touch of animal

Always so chic

AllSaints leather jacket | Ganni leopard skirt | Bracelet | Gucci bag | Marc Fisher sandals

Animal print is always in style — it has been for decades. Whether it’s full on, like a dress or a long skirt, or just an accessory, adding a piece or two is a good investment and adds interest to your outfit. A great wardrobe always has at least one item that’s animal print!

 

 

 

Beautiful accessories

Timeless scarves and belts

Theory jacket | Boots | AG denim | Bucket hat | ATM tee | Tote bag | Lipstick

Beautiful accessories are often overlooked, but they’re the finishing touch to every single outfit. I can’t emphasize this enough, owning a handful of coordinating pieces (like a belt, scarf, handbags and even hats) allows you to make many different combinations, resulting in a complete and stylish look — every time.

 

 

Statement bag

Invest in a pretty color or a new seasonal style — you’ll wear it all the time!

Leather blazer | AG denim | Sandals | Watch | Cami | Earrings | Handbag

Investing in a collection of handbags that you absolutely love is really important. Handbags also happen to be one of the most often overlooked pieces when putting together a solid wardrobe. So, where to start? A basic black or neutral beige bag is key, followed by a wallet on a chain. And then, add one in a pretty color that catches your eye and is fun, and also mixes it up within your collection. When you’re wearing all black, nothing pops more than a handbag in a great color!

 

 

Luxe leather

These faux leather pieces add a little edge to every outfit

Leather blazer | Anine Bing tee | Handbag | Sandal | Jeans

Adding anything faux leather anything to your wardrobe will make everything look more expensive. In recent years, the quality has been SO good that it’s really hard to tell the difference between real leather and faux or vegan leather. In most cases, I actually prefer the vegan leather because the fabric is surprisingly soft and drapey. Nanushka is a sustainable brand that has some really beautiful pieces. For an affordable and super stylish brand, look at Bardot. You’ll absolutely love this trench coat!

 

 

Statement shoes

Eye catching, trendy, stylish … and fun!

 

 

Thank you for reading! xx

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  1. Hi Susie = Great post as always. Love that Theory trench. Can you give indication on the fit of it. I am a 34C/D bra so not sure if I would be a S or M. Thanks for your help ~M