Capsule Closet Series

Feb
11,
2018

I may be a little nutty, maybe a little cheap, but I downright refuse to pay for checked luggage when I travel. Flying with just a carry-on bag does limit how much I can bring, but I actually like the challenge of seeing how many outfits I can create with what is in my carry-on.

We went to Belize a couple months ago, so I thought this would be the perfect time for a carry-on capsule closet post. I know many of you head to warmer destinations this time of year,…

Feb
9,
2018
Charleston, SC

Classic

Head-to-toe black is nothing groundbreaking. For many of us, it’s a uniform (both literally and as a personal style). But black doesn’t have to be boring. It can be refined, stylish and sophisticated — all of which I strive for.
When going for a monochromatic look, texture is your most important tool. The goal is to create visual interest with the use of different finishes and elements, even if they are all in the same hue. For this look I brought in several different fabrics and materials — lace,…

Feb
6,
2018

I firmly believe that the trench coat is one of the most iconic and classic pieces you can have in your closet. I always love a menswear-inspired piece, and the trench coat in particular is 100% my style and strikes an undeniably chic note.
I have many different versions of trenches in my arsenal: some flared, some short, some long. I even own a trench vest, which I absolutely love and has gotten a lot of use over the past 5 years….

Jan
29,
2018

As you almost certainly know by now, I am very much a neutral dresser. I love my ebonies, charcoals, camels, etc. and I stick to them with a fierce loyalty. I know from experience that when you are used to primarily wearing muted hues, throwing in a pop of color once in a while seems like a big statement — scary, even. But as with all things in life, less is more. The key is to carefully decide when and where to deploy color,…