by Barbara Hubbard, Barbara’s Boutique, Baden Baden Boutique
photos by Janis Jean Photography
In today’s hectic world, women are looking for comfort in fashion where certain items can easily carry you through the day and evening without resorting to a huge wardrobe and hurried clothing changes. No more buying and accumulating “stuff;” this is about moving from fast fashion to more meaningful fashion – creating a basic wardrobe and building on it.
Fashion essentials include a white T-shirt, black ankle pant, pencil skirt, little black dress, perfect blazer, denim jacket, silk scarf, turtle neck, wrap, cami, coat, dressy jacket, cashmere sweater, silk blouse, classic trench coat in a neutral colour, ballet flats, strappy sandals, pumps and black ankle boots. This is your basic wardrobe that can be built on if needed. Layers are a must for unlimited looks and don’t forget to edit your closet by donating anything that has not been worn for several years.
At the begining of the work day the basic black pant, white tee and the classic blazer will take you through the day and to any after work meeting. The dressier jacket will be most useful to have on hand to wear for a more formal event. Pumps and possibly a statement piece of jewelry will make the outfit complete and a new fabulous look is created.
Layering is key for going from the office to a casual event like a backyard barbecue – add a denim jacket over your basic white tee and black ankle pant. A scarf adds a pop of colour and changing into your flats will complete your casual outfit. How easy and great is that?