January 15, 2018

Anything But Basic Basics

Sydne Style shows classic outfit ideas with black chanel bag and express skinny jeansThe other day I was in a major fashion rut.  I created a huge mess in my bedroom, trying on outfits and throwing them on the bed, unhappy with the way anything looked. As the pile got bigger and bigger I took a step back. Instead of trying to create outfits with new items I took another look at some of my favorite classic pieces.

I’ve always felt comfortable in a simple crewneck sweater, skinny jeans and heels. So I started with that in a classic camel and black color combo. Then I layered on two new pieces (a snake belt and trench) and reached for my favorite classic Chanel bag.

The result? I finally smiled in the mirror. The only thing I wasn’t smiling about? The mess I made with my closet before reaching the conclusion that sometimes in order to feel great, you just have to head back to your anything but basic basics.

Sydne Style shows classic outfit ideas with camel sweater and trench and express snake beltSydne Style shows classic outfit ideas with black medium flap chanel bagSydne Style shows classic outfit ideas with camel sweater and trenchPhotos by Michelle Kyle

Sweater: Zara (similar)
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans: Express
Bag: Chanel
Belt: Express
Earrings: Charming Charlie (similar)
Booties: La Canadienne (similar)
Rings: Gorjana

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  1. Natali commented:

    Your outfit is far from basic, so stylish and elegant, I like it a ton!

    Published 1.15.18 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks so much Natali!

      Published 1.15.18 Reply
  2. The fashion rut is real! You pulled this outfit together beautifully though! Such a fabulous look!

    Published 1.15.18 Reply

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