Happy Friday to you all.
Please welcome Sherika here today!
I'm beyond excited to get to share today with all the wonderful Southern Lovely readers!
When I first heard about the "What I Know" series I immediately knew I wanted to be a part and started going through my mental list of all the things I think I know! And since my husband tells me I think I know it all, it was a little more difficult than I thought. But, I thought about the one thing that I'm so passionate about that I never get tired of hearing, reading, or seeing! The one thing that kind of drives me. The thing that I feel comfortable and would talk about every minute of everyday...if my husband would listen!
I say style instead of fashion because to me fashion is a trend and style is a way of life! I know that style is something that comes from the inside out! Style is more than a pair of jeans, its about wearing the outfit and not letting the outfit wear you! Style is about doing what feels best for you and on you. Style follows to its own beat and doesn't conform to what is the "hottest" thing! Style has no budget, whether it's 99 cents or 99 dollars, you make it hot, not the dollar sign!
I have always loved makeup, accessories, clothes and shoes...I LOVE shoes! When I was single I shopped probably almost every other day. YES, really! But after getting married and realizing my closet space got smaller and smaller, I had to figure out ways to make my dollar stretch and my closet stretch even more! Then, after having my sweet little Eden and becoming a SAHM, style started to become something that didn't come quite as easy! Not because my passion for it wasn't there, but because being everything else instead of the fabulous, stylish, shoe loving woman I am, came first! So I had to teach myself how to be that same person but in a more convenient way! So I started to search my closet for things I just absolutely in no way live without!
How many of you have pieces in your closet you have been holding on to for years because you have convinced yourself that it will come back in style and you will wear it one day? I have been guilty of that, but I have found the cure!
Here are ten pieces I think every woman should have in their wardrobe!
These pieces won't go "out of style" and they can be found at every price point and are so versatile!
1.) Your most favorite pair of jeans!
2.) Casual blazer
3.) Neutral heels
4.) White fitted tee
5.) Statement piece/accessory
6.) Cute flats
7.) Pencil skirt
8.) Jean jacket
9.) Maxi dress
10.) Purse (which should change depending on season!)
|My pieces range every where from $2 to $60|
Here are 10 different ways to wear your 10 keys pieces!
A few tips to staying fabulous!
Know your body type! This makes shopping so much easier! Knowing your best and worst feature can ensure you FEEL and look your best!
**Remember heels compliment any silhouette**
Follow the latest fashion colors and themes instead of pieces! My #1 style no-no is thinking all trends will work for everyone! I don't know who decides the latest fashion trends but they don't take into consideration age, or body type! But keeping up with the hottest season colors and themes will keep you up-to-date!
Don't be afraid of COLOR!! Color can change your life, mood and any outfit! Don't be scared to step out your normal, boring color palette and take a risk!
Photos don't tell lies....husbands do! If you're feeling insecure about your outfit a quick phone photo will show if your makeup is too light/dark, if your blouse is see through or if you really do look fat in those jeans!
Lastly, remember you are beautiful because you are confident! Confidence is your best feature! I always say looking good makes you feel good, but feeling good makes you look even better!
So go have fun with style! Make it your own! develop a style that speaks to you and makes you excited about getting dressed everyday! Even if you're just running to the store for milk!Okay, I am heading to my closet after reading this. Wasn't this awesome?! Such useful tips. And how adorable is Sherika?? She can rock anything it seems! I know I am inspired!