Top 3 Staples

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Is your closet cluttered? Do you have 10 pairs of jeans? When you walk into a store, do you get overwhelmed because you do not know what to buy? My best guess is that you do not have a great selection of staple items in your wardrobe. A staple in fashion is a basic garment like a little black dress. This item is versatile and easy to accessorizes for different occasions but will remain a classic. These are pieces you want to invest money in because they are likely to last longer. I have complied a list of 3 staple items every gal should have in their closet.

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1. Jeans

Whether you are a jeans and t-shirt kind of lady or you're like me and hate wearing pants, denim is a must have. I suggest having at least 2 pairs of jeans, one to wear with flats and the second to wear with heels. I personally like dark wash denim because they last longer. Brand wise I suggest American Eagle or if you like a higher rise French Dressing Jeans. Jean can be made appropriate for casual Friday at work or for dinner and drinks with the girls. Above all they are comfortable and great for the weekend!

IMG_0542-32. Blazer

As illustrated in the photos thus far a blazer can be dressed up or worn for a more casual event. I like this stripe blazer because it adds a little flair and fits my fashion personality. Since we are talking staples, I would recommend a classic solid black. (Don't worry I have one of those too) It is important when shopping for these "staple" pieces to purchase items that fit your personal and unique stIMG_9395yle.

3. Little Black Dress

This is my all time favorite staple. I have worn my LBD to work, attending fashion shows, on a date with the mister, out for a night on the town with the girls, and here it is pictured to your left as a casual look for family. There is  a variety of different LBDs available to you based on your taste. The dressed pictured is the brand Sympli the Best it is easy to pack and doesn't wrinkle. This you can find pretty much anywhere!

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The idea is to have your staple item be the base of your outfit then add other fashion garments and accessories. This will eliminate stress when shopping because you'll already have your staples in mind allowing you to build off of what you currently own. Try to invest more in these pieces because they will last longer. Don't forget to always by items that fit your fashion personality so you actually wear them. Be you because you are wonderful! Well dolls it has been a pleasure.

Stay Sassy! Gigi xo

Give your wardrobe a touch of sophistication

IMG_0543-4IMG_0555-7IMG_0562-12IMG_0577-17 Quick! Take a moment to in-vision yourself or someone you know in a blazer. What is your initial interpretation? The person you pictured must look put together, authoritative, professional, or intellectual. These thoughts are common when describing blazers, they add instant style to any ensemble. The blazer is a staple piece worth investing in. The beauty of these jackets is that they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Featured is this black and white striped blazer found at Daisy Riley (Plymouth, MA) for $69.00. The jacket is dressed up over a little black dress with patent leather red pumps perfect for work. Transition your blazer to a less formal event like drinks with the girls or date night with your man by pairing it with jeans, a basic t-shirt, and fabulous heels. Go completely causal by kicking off your pumps and throwing on a pair of flats or sneakers, a great look for adventures or a day of shopping. (Chuck Taylor's are my personal fav)

Typically, when searching for wardrobe staples the key is to purchase neutral colors, this allows for versatility. There are a plethora of different styles blazers available to you. You may find a blazer that will fit perfect throughout the torso but, the sleeves are too long. Buy it and get the sleeves hemmed. I always tell my clients that ready to wear(buying off the rack) is always almost ready to wear. Meaning, manufacturers cut clothing to different specifications so, if you find a piece you love and fits you perfect for the exception of one spot, buy that item and take it to a seamstress.

Well dolls I hope this has inspired you to go out and find your special blazer. This jacket will add instant sophistication to your wardrobe. As illustrated blazers can be accessorized for any occasion, you will definitely get your moneys worth.

Till next week! Stay Sassy xo

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What is your Fashion Personality?

Welcome to my first post and how appropriate that I start blogging during New York Fashion Week! The first step to creating an awesome wardrobe for yourself is defining your own Fashion personality.  As individuals we have personalities that define who we are, our behavior, and what we do. Believe it or not our closets like, people have personalities of their own. Fashion personality is the way you express yourself through clothing, defining your personality will give you guidelines for when you are out and about shopping for wardrobe additions.  There are 4 main personalities 1.Sporty 2.Classic 3. Dramatic 4. Natural. I have styled a little black dress (investment piece) to illustrate each FP. IMG_9395IMG_9383IMG_9387IMG_9390

Sporty: I paired the little black dress (LBD) with Converse Chuck Taylors and a denim jacket. People that normally fall under this category are outgoing, enjoy being active, and tend to be spontaneous. The clothing choices typically include denim, t-shirts, khakis, and comfortable shoes. Someone sporty leads an active lifestyle, what they do for work most times reflects this. They could be a trainer, coach or, physical therapist but, whatever their wearing allows for flexibility to endure spontaneous adventures.

Classic: Here we see the LBD topped off with pearls and nude pumps a very simple yet, timeless look. A "classic" is traditional, responsible, and organized. You can see a classic wearing a black pencil skirt, cashmere cardigan, dark denim, and black pinstripe jacket and pant suit. An individual that carries these fashion characteristics has a wardrobe consisting of mainly staple pieces that they have invested in. The classic look is not focused on the current trends.

Dramatic: My dramatic look is show stopping typical for this personality. The LBD is covered by a tie-dye sheer overlay giving the dress a completely unique look, the ensemble is completed with black peep toe wedges. A person that displays the dramatic personality tends to be bold, resourceful, and seeks change. They will be spotted wearing bright colors, animal print, bold statement jewelry, and fitted clothing. A dramatic individual wants to stand out and they come off trendy. This personality is all about sharing their individual expression.

Natural: This look seems effortless with the scarf draped over the shoulder and finished off with neutral booties. Naturals have authentic and trustworthy personalities, take them as they are.  They will be caught wearing flare leg pants, neutral colors, cotton tops, and favor the relaxed fit. They desire easy dressing and will fuss with nothing, if it is complicated they will not buy it.

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Ingénue- youthful and innocent

Alluring- sexy, stilettos, V-necks, red lipstick

Eclectic- unexpected, always changing and carefree

Romantic- feminine, lace, and bows

 

 

IMG_9400How do you arrive at the definition of your fashion personality? Evaluate your lifestyle, individual personality, and budget. Say you work in cooperate America it is not appropriate to wear sneakers in the work place so, you may have one pair for the weekends where as someone that is a sports coach will have a few pairs of sneakers. If it helps write it down: what you do for work, how often do you need to be dressed up, do you work full-time or part-time, how much time to you spend at home? Asking yourself these questions will help you answer your fashion personality. Keep in mind that you do not have to be a slave to one specific category, maybe you are a combination of things which is alright. This is an expression of who you are and it is designed to give you a direction when you are out shopping because it can be overwhelming.

Well dolls, I hope this has helped and that it has been as enjoyable for you as it was for me. Remember to stay true to who you are, embrace it, and work it.

Happy Sassy Saturday!

xo Gigi

PS. No matter your fashion personality I highly suggest that you invest in a Little Black Dress. I have illustrated in this post many ways to wear your LBD, dress it up or down it is a staple.

I got mine at Daisy Riley in Plymouth, MA (where I work) it was $99.00 and I wear it all the time!

 

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