My personal style includes a mixture of classic designer pieces and inexpensive trendy items. When I saw this striped blazer by Tory Burch , I knew there was a designer space for it in my closet. The simple shape is given a new look with nautical stripes. I’m already running imaginary outfits through my head!
If you want to add a little stripes into your wardrobe, but don’t want to drop a whole load of your hard earned money, then this ASOS Warehouse Stripe Tailored Blazer is an excellent option. The shape and stripes get the job done. If you still have your mind set on gold nautical buttons, only a few money and a needle and thread will do the trick.
In the world of wardrobes, it’s time to take inventory of the staples in your closet. We’ve all got some tees and jeans that have seen better days. Retire them and bring in a new guard that can carry you through the whole year.
T-SHIRTS Black, white, or grey. Dressed up or down. T-shirts are the foundation of any closet. Stock up on two or three of each color. DENIM If you’re like most of mortals you’ve got a stack of jeans in your closet, and you only wear about three pairs. Set those three aside and get rid of the rest (if they’re barely worn, donation is always a great option). Your closet will be organized, and you won’t feel guilty when you pick up a new pair SWEATERS Plush knits make morning dressing truly effortless—perfect for casual Saturdays. Build out your own stack of classic stripes, solids, and polka dots BUTTON-DOWNS The classic that defines staple dressing, even a wrinkled shirt feels refined, thanks to its tailored detailing. Every closet needs a plaid, chambray, and white version, and it doesn’t hurt to sprinkle in a few other prints and solid shades.
This Victoria Beckham striped pencil dress is another great addition to any girl’s closet. It has a classic shape, bold yet sophisticated colors and, best of all, versatility. Wear it with black tights and boots or by itself with some towering heels. You can also change it up depending on the weather (or the occasion). The fabric contours splendidly over curves and the stripes are placed strategically for the best impact. While this highly sought-after design is already sold out in stores, you can still obtain a fantastic steal. Scroll a little further down and see it for yourself! You won’t believe your eyes!
Just as sultry as the designer version, this dress by McBerry is perfect for so many occasions. The stripes are placed a bit differently (this dress really flatters narrow shoulders), but it has the same modern color-blocked look and can be worn exactly the same way as the original. Simply add a large tote and platforms for a daytime look and black patent pumps and a clutch for an evening outfit and you’re all set. Depending on your style, perhaps wear some small earrings and a modern cocktail ring. Try to keep accessories simple as this dress is just asking to steal the show! Posh Spice would definitely be proud of this find. After all, she once admitted that her famous little black frock was a super steal, too! Another bonus? It’s also available in orange/black.
At times, my never-ending hunt for my sole mates could be declared excessive, and no, I may not always have practicality in mind when I fill my closet with pairs that I “need to have.” But, for a moment, let’s throw away caution — and common sense — to the wind, and just look at this Just Cavalli heels that are too ooh pretty to ignore.
After seasons of sky-high sandals and towering platforms, the sleek and wearable heels are currently hitting a welcome change. Tapered to a stylishly sharp tip, the classic silhouette of pointed-toe pumps fit seamlessly into fall’s feminine fascination.
The ladylike trend is definitely in the atmosphere right now, and pointed-toed shoes are a great way to express it. I love them with cropped pants and skirts.
Have you any old vintage suitcases gathering dust in the back of your closet? then look at this luggage DIY project.
Waddell straight top plate hardware (4)
Waddell 4? tapered table legs (4)
spray paint or stain for the legs
1. Turn the suitcase upside down, measure and mark out the four areas to place the hardware.
2. Get out your power drill and screw in the hardware.
3. Screw in the legs!
If you want to be SUPER green, keep your eyes peeled for a table with similar “screw-in” legs at a thrift shop or yard sale. Give them a little test and try to unscrew all of the legs before you get the table home (sometimes the screws are stripped, and then you’re, well … screwed). You can find the hardware and legs at a DIY store, but they are also available at a range of sites online.
This project works best with old suitcases that were constructed out of balsa/masonite or some other sort of thin wood. You want a case with a bit of thickness — something the screws can sink in to.
Use cheap black spray paint to go with the black tones in this suitcase; dark wood stains look really nice, as well.
My favorite part? The hidden storage.
This proyect is from the talented Ashley Poskin and revisited by Kate. Thanks for sharing, Ashley and Kate!