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BASIC STEPS TO ELEVATING A CASUAL JUMPER

WhaddaWeGotHere? Taking a  casual jumper (super comfy) and dressing it up in hopes of staying comfortable but being presentable at the same time. Does this strategy work? You decide...

What you see here is a super slouchy, bohemian jump suit, paired with a blazer, belt, pumps and moto jacket.

THE CASUAL JUMPER: this jumper is  "out there" for a couple reasons. #1 the print is of fish. Yes, look closely, those are fish. Where my Pisces people at?? The jumpsuit also has an exaggerated slouchiness about it, which takes it into a very bohemian, casual space.

BELTED IT: the first thing this puppy needs to pull it out of it's "printed madness" is a solid, anchoring belt. This one has chunky hardware, which brings an industrial touch to the look.

WEAR THE CLASSICS: next up, in operation "elevate your jumper" ye ol' black blazer and serious black pumps. These classic pieces settle the eye but are dressy to begin with. Wearing them, pulls the casual up! No brainer, right?

BRING THE LUX AND EDGE: to top it all off,  a moto jacket. Leather or faux leather makes things feel a wittle more expensive.

BREAK OUT THE GOODS: finally, it's about the accessories - in this case a gold bangle and smart watch in mixed metallics.

Am I the only one trying to get away with this "turning casual things into nicer things" thing? Leave comments and tell me if I'm alone on an island or not!

PICKING THE RIGHT BASICS :: HIGH WAISTED PANTS + CREAM SWEATER

Years ago, when I ditched all my clothes and rebuilt my wardrobe, I had days like today in mind. I knew I needed basics BUT promised myself, that I would only buy things that SPOKE TO ME.

This strategy meant that every time I went into my closet, I would only be surrounded by clothing that inspired or said something about my taste, even when I have to dress outside of my comfort zone.

STAPLES WORN : high-waisted black pant, cream sweater, black pumps, trench.

SWEATER: went with texture and dimension. Basic doesn't have to lack personality.

PANTS: something more architectural, wrapping around the waist with pleats.

PUMPS: picked a basic black pointy toe pump (from the front) but has a wooden heel!

TRENCH: this one is a classic. Probably the most traditional thing I own.

@arrowtheheeler giving me shade for stealing his color palette.

And now to conquer the world - one meeting at a time!

Wearing Ohne Titel sweater | Alexandre Herchovitch pants | APC trench | YSL pumps