Brighten your Basics

Finding my style was a journey to finding me. As I grew more comfortable in my own skin, I also grew into clothes that best expressed my sensible, yet quirky style.  Work + life balance requires polish and finesse and I want my look to reflect that.  Style happens when I let my guard down and get creative. If I can do it, anyone can. I’m about building a foundation of basics that fit well and feel good. From there I pile on lots of color and personality through accessories that make me smile. This doesn’t have to break the bank either, you can brighten up your basics for under $10 if you know where to shop, here are some examples in a look I’ve put together based on items in my own closet:
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Basics pictured: H&M Suit – $60, Target blouse – $20, DSW pumps – $40, Total cost of basics items pictured – $120, Total cost of accessory items pictured – $73

We all have basic clothing that makes up the foundation of our wardrobe. For me this includes a blazer, button-up blouse, black pants and pumps. I tend to shy away from color but I brighten up my basics with a mix of bold statement rings and colorful handbags. They make me happy, especially on grey February days. They also give me a chance to express my personal style, which is hard to do in business attire.

How do you express your personal style? Share your secrets in the comments below! See more of my looks and follow my board on Pinterest:

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