I kind of consider myself a late bloomer in many areas. I didn’t have my “growth spurt” until college, when I shot up a quarter inch to a towering 5’21/4″. I didn’t have my first real boyfriend until after college. And I didn’t learn to fall in love with basic pieces, like cashmere sweaters and solid silk blouses, until I was well into my 40s. Before that, I saw them the way I see exercise. Useful for some people, but totally optional for an out-of-the-box thinker like me. 🙂
And then I discovered gorgeous essentials. Elevated essentials. Exciting essentials.
I know, I know.
But trust me on this.
When you start elevating your essentials, everything you wear is so much chic-er.
And that’s step 1 in the 3-step shortcut to style system that I discussed in a recent video, and one of the steps in my upcoming Reverse Closet Edit + Wardrobe Building Bootcamp. Let’s review the steps, shall we?
- Assemble Your Essentials
- Add Your Statements
- Create Outfits
It’s as simple as it sounds. I was honored as always to be partnering with LilySilk on this video because this is the company that helped me change my mind about essentials. I think it was the cigarette pants. Or the cami. Or maybe the blazer. I’m not sure, but now that I’ve seen the light, there’s no going back.
Of course, I have codes and links:
- Extra 12% off LILYSILK everything coupon code: Nada12
- Special discount for women’s apparel & sleepwear: buy 1 get 1 20% off automatic price reduced
- LILYSILK Christmas Sale
- LILYSILK Winter Collection
You can find some of my accessories from this video right here.
And here, the steps, illustrated.
Assemble Your Essentials
Using my favorite essentials, I created a 10-item capsule wardrobe that includes 9 LilySilk pieces and a pair of Mother jeans. The breakdown includes 4 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 jackets, and 1 dress. Here are direct links to these items. The pics are also linked.:
Add Your Statements
I kept the statements simple here, adding just shoes and bags, but statement pieces can be anything in your wardrobe, including jewelry, completer pieces (jackets, etc.), scarves, hats, and even clothes. Here are the statements I chose: 11 pairs of shoes and 5 bags.
Now, using the essentials, which should all mix and match to create endless outfits, you can create chic new outfits that reflect your personal style just by adding accessories that are unique to you, pieces that truly reflect your personal style. Watch how this comes together in my wardrobe.
These are just a few of the outfit possibilities I can create just with this combination of capsule pieces and statement pieces. Which is your fave? And how can you use the shortcut to style concept in your own wardrobe?