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Fashion Fundamentals

SUMMER FASHION STYLING STAPLES | THE MOST VERSATILE PIECES YOU’LL EVER OWN

Introducing my new summer fashion styling staples. When you subscribe to closetchoreography.com you get a welcome email with my styling staples; the 6 most versatile pieces you’ll ever own . These pieces are my stylist secret to achieving an ageless look that is effortlessly pulled together. Here is my summer edition just in time.

1. NEUTRAL PRINT

Neutral prints are those patterns that play well with others. You can interest to your outfit by adding them boldly along with another neutral print or subtly in a shoes or an accessory. This summer embrace getting dressed again and consider a neutral print skirt as a cool alterative to shorts.

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NEUTAL PRINT SKIRTS

2. NUDE SHOES

A nude shoe is probably the number one item I reach for to make a look “work”. It never competes with an outfit and can elongate and slenderize like no other shoe can. Right now anything with a square toe and woven or quilted straps are in. 

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NEW NUDE SHOES

3. UPDATED DENIM

A midrise light wash crop jean will easily become your go to pair of jeans each day. They work with any shoe in style  from a sneaker to a sandal. To get the best fit know your numbers. In general anything with a 10-11.5″ rise and 26″ inseam works best on most women.

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THESE FIT 9/10 WOMEN

4. LAYERING PIECE

BLAZER ONLY $49.99 | NEUTRAL PRINT STIPED T-SHIRT $4.99 | LIGHT WASH BURMUDA $124 | TOTE $40 | BELT (VINTAGE) | HOOPS $395| HAT (SIMILAR) $49

Layers make an outfit look less like a uniform and more like an ensemble. My favorite layers for summer are a soft denim jacket, cardigan, and modern white blazer. Make sure you choose a style that fits your shoulders and defines your waist which creates such a flattering silhouette you can literally wear them over anything. 

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BEST BLAZERS FOR YOUR BUCK

5. DESIGNER HANDBAG

A designer handbag is the key to curating your closet from Target to CHANEL. When you wear it with your other staples a name brand bag gives your entire look instant fashionable credibility. For summer I suggest a cross body bag in light neutral you can wear all year. Cross bodies are less bulky and less expensive than their larger counterparts.

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6. HOOPS

This summer pull your hair up and put some hoops on. Hoops can are a timeless accessory and can be classic or trendy. They work as a stand alone accessory and play well with others too. These silver David Yurman hoops have been a staple of mine and many clients over the years. A thin 1.75″ 14 k gold hoop is equally as versatile. Invest in quality for these summer staples so you can wear them to the pool too.

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STYLISH SWEATS AND COOL COATS | A HAUTE MAMA FAVORITE ON A COLD DAY

In the winter I tend to play favorites with my comfy outfit formulas which almost always include stylish sweats and a cool coat. After my recent refresh, I decided to share the best high-low sources so you can be haute on a cold day too. Start with a soft and stylish sweatsuit, and bundle up in a cool coat before you head out the door. When you have all the pieces deciding what to wear is child's play.

Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

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