I got a text yesterday from a friend asking for advice because she was having a fashion emergency. She had just been invited to an event at Nordstrom that night where the wives of the Detroit Tigers would be, and she had no idea what to wear. I didn’t even have to think about: black boots, dark skinny jeans, a blazer and a scarf. It’s a go-to outfit that works for a multitude of occasions, and it’s my basic uniform. I wear it out to dinner, to casual meetings, casual events, shopping, etc.
Depending on how dressy I want to be, I will wear a black blazer or one with a pattern, boots with a heel or flats, a scarf in a fun color or a more sophisticated combination. It’s such a versatile look and very easy to mix and match. I wanted to show you two versions of the perfect outfit for every occasion (well, almost every occasion), one for a more casual occasion and one for a dressier occasion, so you could see how to mix and match too.
Olivia Moon Knit Blazer. Because this blazer is a knit, it’s more casual and very comfortable. The pattern is fun and stylish at the same time. Free shipping and free returns. $79.50
Aqua Cashmere Sweater. This is such a versatile sweater and a great price for cashmere! Free shipping until November 10th. Was $158, now $118.50 until October 27th.
Leith Fringe Scarf. How can you go wrong with this scarf? Teal is a color that looks good on everyone. It’s sooo budget-friendly, and you get free shipping and free returns. ‘Nuff said! $26
NYDJ Stretch Jeans. I really like this brand because it has a higher waist and great tummy control. I normally don’t spend this much on jeans, but I will for NYDJ. Free shipping and free returns. $110
Sam Edelman Boot. The elastic at the side of this simple but chic boot ensure that it fits a wide variety of calf sizes. Free shipping and free returns. $189
Halogen Shawl Collar Blazer. I love the length on this jacket, and the shawl collar dresses it up. Free shipping and free returns. $99
Sanctuary Faux Leather Top. I like this top because it would look great on its own for a dinner out or under a blazer. Free shipping until November 10th. $79
Echo Oversized Scarf. When you open this scarf all the way up, it’s got a graphic pattern of the Eiffel tower on it. I like that it’s subtle when wrapped around your neck though. Free shipping and free returns. $58
NYDJ Stretch Jeans. These are the same jeans as above. Free shipping and returns. $110
Charles by Charles David Boot. This boot is Lycra, so it stretches to fit any size calf. The leather on the back of the heel kicks it up a chic notch. Free shipping and returns. $118.95
You could also change this uniform up by wearing some statement jewelry instead of a scarf, a long chunky sweater instead of a blazer and booties instead of boots. It’s fun to mix and match the perfect outfit for every occasion once you have all the basic pieces.