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Surprising Wardrobe Staples in my Closet

These olive green pants from Rag & Bone The Jean / Legging, similar ones pictured below:

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Who knew olive green would be such a neutral, flattering colour that goes with pretty much everything?

This white blazer with black piping that I thought would not be THAT versatile but turned out to be the perfect thing to throw over almost any outfit to freshen it up!

White goes with any colour.

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Spiked rings are a very distinct style of jewellery, and surprisingly versatile. I thought I wouldn’t be able to wear them to let’s say work, but they turned out to look quite modern and fresh rather than punk rock when paired with business casual items:

empress-pearl-ring-setThey’re delicate and feminine without being too girly.


WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SURPRISING WARDROBE STAPLES?

 


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    MelD

    Surprisingly, a simple short, straight orange skirt…!
    I would have included it in my 6 items challenge I did recently but it needed a new lining and has been out of action and sorely missed. I ended up going with grey/blue/green and it worked well for 6 wks, with a thin patterned tunic dress doing a lot of the work, as well as a lace top, and they aren’t even ruined from all the washing 😮
    Khaki green is an excellent colour, I discovered a few years ago – you can wear almost any other colour with it, especially in summer if your skin is a little tanned, from yellow, pink, orange, red to lime green and most blues, grey, brown, black…. It doesn’t work for me now I’m grey haired, tho’, too warm.
    And although I have tried all kinds of things, stripes really don’t cut it for me, sigh. Love the look but not for me!

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  2. Tania

    I love olive/army green because it’s so versatile, works like a neutral and it gets me out of feeling like death in my mostly black wardrobe. It also still looks great as it ages/fades. My favorite is army pants with a charcoal T (I know you aren’t into grey though). Spikes if aren’t too extreme and mixed with plainer pieces are very chic.

    Mmm, surprising staple for me is stripes. I used to think I couldn’t wear them because I’m busty, curvy and short but I wear stripes all the time now. Especially like a striped top with an edgier jacket. I also bought this IRO boucle jacket for $500 (gulp) a few weekends ago and part of me worried it would languish in my closet, it’s a little fancier than what I normally wear. I’ve worn it 3X a week for two weeks straight now!

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    AdinaJ

    Striped shirts. Always classic. Currently, I also love my plain, black paper-bag waist skirt. I have a different version I wear at the office, which is also proven to be a staple. Also my khaki/olive field jacket and my denim jacket – both are super versatile, if your style leans to the casual side.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      STRIPES! How could I forget STRIPES? I Have so many striped shirts and dresses it isn’t funny.

      I am also on the lookout for a paper-bag waist skirt because I think it’d give me more hip…

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