Into every casual wardrobe based on a favorite pair of jeans, must come a collection of white — or vanilla or cream or ivory — tops. Among them there should be shirts, as in classic menswear inspired cuts because they flatter just about every figure; t-shirts (of course); sweaters and maybe even a blouse or two with something interesting going on in the details — tuxedo pleats for example.
It is also essential to have the “hard” as in structured, well-tailored jackets like some version of a blazer, along with the soft, i.e. cardigans, sweater jackets, unstructured jackets, flow-y knits in their myriad lengths and interpretations.
When one is un peu ronde, as the French say, structure is important and flattering. Don’t believe for a second that you can hide the bits of your body that you don’t like under layers of softness. Good tailoring can be your best friend. Flow-y can be your enemy. Check your mirror to see what it has to say on the subject.
Today I thought I would show you a few ideas that will add form and function to any wardrobe while at the same time providing more and more options for the basics, all in keeping with understated, grown-up style.
No woman would ever be invisible in these classic basics.