If you don’t have them already, grab these Wardrobe Must Haves to see you through Summer as well as Fall/ Winter 2011. These closet essentials can be dressed up or dressed down, accessorized and played with, to hit the ‘So hot right now’ spot, no matter what the season.
The Little red dress
Nothing like painting the town red this summer, in that sweet summer shift dress. Dress it down in the sweltering heat with comfy brogues or wedges and bright chunky bracelets. Fuss free, minimal accessories work best in the hot summer so grab a small cross body bag (try hot pink, deep blue, or peach- orange to color block!) and you’re good to go!
Red Shift Dress- Diane Von Furstenberg
Peach cross body bag- Alicia
Animal print wedges
Give the same red shift dress a glam makeover with a nice pair of high heels (If you’re up for a little bit of fun, try fur lined booties on heels). Else, it’s the best time to flaunt your knee high leather boots. Grunge it up a bit with ripped leggings. Throw on a chunky front open knit and secure it with a belt at your waist. Your little red dress just grew up!
Red shift dress- Diane Von Furstenberg
Chunky knit with a belt
Knee high boots- Christian Louboutin
- Halston Heritage blue clutch
Lace and Sheer
Summer: Pair a pale pink lace vest or a high neck sheer top with one of those pretty bows at the collar, with a flirty floral skirt and strappy flats. Top it off with a swell fedora hat for a little fun in the sun.
Lace vest- Esprit
Summer floral skirt
- Floral skirt- River Island
Chiffon sheer bow top
Fall/ winter: Toughen up your lace vest or sheer bow top with a pair of pleated trousers with a belt and a boyfriend blazer. Add glamour with a dark grey or black snake skin clutch and high heeled pumps to complete the look.
Lace Vest- Esprit
Anya Hindmarch Snakeskin clutch
Croquet and eyelets:
This boho chic style is a summer favorite- what with eyelets making waves on the runway and about the streets. Your croquet or eyelet top can be worn over a camisole and a linen skirt. Wear with a slim headband, hippie style and those ankle tie flats with tassels for a true boho chic statement.
Lulu Guinness lip clutch
sandals with tassel
- short linen skirt
Fall/winter: Wear your croquet with cropped jacket to twist the boho a bit. Wear it with a long skirt slit high, along with thigh high boots for a super chic winter look.
Strapless eyelet top
Slit long skirt
Thigh high boots
The skirt suit
Summer: Get a neutral colored suit which is adaptable to both seasons. Make sure you alter the fit according to your body type- You don’t want to look boxed in, do you? Choose a suit with a jacket that has a little feminine shoulder detailing.
In summer, wear a slinky camisole inside with a pair of those pointy kitten heels. I love the roll up sleeves trend for summer. Add a string of pearls to complete the look.
Modified skirt suit
string of pearls
Fall /winter: The skirt suit can be worn with ripped leggings and boots. Layer your suit with a formal shirt, then a sleeveless vest over it with a slim belt clinched at the waist, and finally the jacket over the vest.
V neck knit vest
Leather bow belt
The cheeky, cute polka dots remind me of a certain Ms Monroe. Pair up your polka dotted skirt with a plain camisole with some chunky rings and peep-toe sandals. Add a volume of long slim necklaces to balance the attention.
Polka dotted skirt
Plain white tee
Accessorize with long chains
D&G Lace peep toe pumps
Show off your polka dotted skirt with a cropped bomber jacket and a high neck plain blouse. Add those leg warmers and flats for a casual day out this autumn.
Polka dotted skirt
High neck top