Fashion should be fun. It should be a reflection of who you are and your personality. As silly as this may sound, your clothing is an extension of who you are. Clothing can make you feel more beautiful and confident than ever. Many times you hear fashion experts speak of "staple pieces," go-to pieces you have in your wardrobe for both every day and special occasion use. These are my top 5 favorite staple pieces:
1. LBD, or the Little Black Dress.
It's important to always have a little black dress on hand. It doesn't matter what the style - tank, wrap, sleeveless, short, long, off-the-shoulder. There are so many variations of the Little Black Dress, and it's the most versatile and fundamental piece to own. You can dress a Little Black Dress up or down just by changing your shoes and accessories. It's the best item to toss on in short notice, too, if a date night with your significant other suddenly comes up!
Find yourself the perfect pair of jeans. Make sure they look good, they feel good and make you feel fabulous. You may have to try on 100 pairs to find that perfect pair, but the point is, you found them. Don't let the price prohibit you from getting them, because, as a staple piece, it's really important to find a pair that just is "you." Jeans, like a Little Black Dress, can be dressed up or down and worn almost anywhere, so really go out and find your soul mate.
3. White Button-Down Blouse.
It's classic and basic and a must-have. I love that a button-down shirt can be worn with jeans or shorts or skirts and can even sport a tie front for a chicer look. There are so many things you can do with a white blouse, and it really is a necessity when it comes to fashion.
4. Sweater Wrap.
Oh, my. I love the sweater wrap. Rather than wearing something bulky and putting it on overhead, try a sweater wrap. They are amazing to own. Cozy and comfy. Beautiful and chic. There are over 25 different ways to wrap and tie a sweater wrap, and it's so much fun to play around and have some fun with it. Again, any item you can dress up or down (especially for mothers) is key.
Go bold. Go high. Go for a great pair of heels. Heels elongate your legs. They make any outfit look fabulous and oh-so-stylish. The best thing when it comes to heels is that you don't have to go with a particular color. You can go bright, you can go neutral, you can go wild or you can go classic and sophisticated. It's all about where you feel like going. For me, at 5'... I need to go for height!