“An oversize bag is a great substitute for a diaper bag without having to give up fashion, and will last long after your kids are potty trained. I also love a great black clutch for nights out and gravitate towards classic bags in unexpected materials or with edgy details.”
“While this may be an obvious choice, everyone should invest in a black dress. Find one in a figure-flattering shape because it’s perfect for everything from a job interview to a girls’ night out to a romantic date with your partner.”
“Denim jackets are a great alternative to the blazer, especially because they come in a variety of fun cuts from shrunken and fitted to moto style. Pair it with a floral dress or a relaxed carrot pant and t-shirt.”
“It can take years to find the best-fitting pair of jeans (at least it feels that way when I’m in the dressing room), but once you land on the right one it can make you feel like a million bucks. Right now, I love slim boyfriend jeans for day and night—I just throw on heels.”
“It’s nice to have a variety of sunglasses in black, neutral, and a fun color or print.”
“Figure out the neckline and sleeve-length that works best with your body, then buy it in multiple neutrals like white, black, and gray.”
“You can never be too careful in California’s sun, so a hat is another great way to protect your skin while being a fun accessory that doesn’t compromise on style.”
“This will be the most versatile piece in your closet. It goes with anything from a t-shirt and jeans to a skirt or dress and flats or heels. It’s a quick and easy way to look chic. And don’t be afraid to go for a print that can be paired neutrals or a monochromatic base.”
“Don’t be afraid to throw on a pump. These can be worn with everything. And one fashion tip I’ve learned over the years is to use foot petals so I can wear heels all day long.”
Investing in timeless basics creates a solid foundation for your wardrobe, allowing you to have fun, experiment, and hone your style with pops of color and fun accessories. I dress for flexibility and wear clothes that easily transition from day to night, and change up my look with a few signature pieces that I rarely leave home without. Also, don't be afraid to mix high and low styles and wear what makes you happy.
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