Back in September when I wrote about my desire to further simplify my wardrobe, this was the collage that I put together to illustrate. I didn’t choose these pieces at random; over the past few months, versions of these have become my go-to’s for their versatility, comfort and style.
First up, the Clothing MVP’s:
Always a bit behind the curve, I hopped aboard the skinny jeans train just about the time many of you are hopping off and leaving them behind for boyfriend or flared cuts. But I love how versatile these are, and that (partly thanks to the cuffing trend) hem length is mostly a non-issue. I haven’t had to sacrifice comfort either. My favorites, these organic cotton skinnies from Eileen Fisher (also available in grey), are soft, lightweight and have enough stretch that they’re comfortable walking, standing, bending, and even sitting at my desk most of the day.
Asymmetrical Hem Tunic Sweaters
This cut seems to be particularly flattering, especially over slim pants or skirts, and I found myself reaching for these soft, asymmetrical tops frequently. The diagonal line draws the eye up and down and adds a bit of visual movement. I hope this mini-trend continues into 2014. The tunic in on the right in the picture above is still available here.
Long Soft Jackets
When in doubt, put a jacket on it. A jacket is my favorite shortcut to make simple, casual separates look pulled together. It’s been tough to find longer, non-boxy jackets the last several seasons. I’m hoping that pendulum swings soon; I’d love to add one or two non-black options to my wardrobe. Even so, this was a go-to style for me this year. My Eileen Fisher knit jacket from last year continues to be a workhorse, and I recently added this Michael Kors ruched sleeve boyfriend jacket, a moderately priced option that definitely punches above its weight.
Next up, the MVP’s in the Accessories category. What were your go-to styles this year? Any new favorites?
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