When it comes to constructing the perfect look, industry insiders know that the rule of thumb for achieving a timeless and effortlessly chic look is to team up bolder pieces with key wardrobe staples.

 

A Tailored Blazer
Model Miranda Kerr combined her a-line dress with a tailored, navy blue blazer. (Photo Courtesy of Pinterest)

If there is anything we have learned from the Fall/Winter 2017 shows, it is that tailoring is making a noticeable comeback in more than one designer’s repertoire and, it goes without saying, on many a soul’s style radars. A well-fitted blazer (consider making the tailor your best friend), whether double breasted or classic cut, pulls together any look and is a perfect go-to for mastering in-between-season dressing. Take sartorial note from your favorite street style icons; – you won’t ever go wrong with a dinner jacket thrown over your shoulders when transitioning from the office to cocktail hour.

 

Dark Denim
J.Lo in Los Angeles wearing skintight dark-denim jeans, navy turtleneck and knee-high boots. (Photo Courtesy of People Style)

Nearly every woman you ask will be an advocate for the wonders a pair of dark skinny jeans can do for your figure. Navigate various cuts – high-waisted, low rise, cropped or straight-legged, to determine which one makes you feel at your best and rejoice at the endless pairing possibilities using this wardrobe staple as a starting point. Tame the romantic appeal of a silk blouse, high-heeled pumps and a red lip look or let your dark denim work wonders on those ‘I don’t know what to wear’ days.

 

A Little Black Jumpsuit
While on her press tour for Beauty & The Beast, Emma Watson wore a black Oscar de la Renta look straight from the Fall 2017 runway. (Photo Courtesy of Elle)

While you may already own a Little Black Dress, know that the dressing game has been transformed by the versatility and elegance of this close cousin to the LBD. Endlessly flattering and appropriate for occasions that call for evening wear and laid-back dress codes alike, the black jumpsuit is a fail-safe option and can be used as the perfect core component of a more accessorized look. Lean towards a wide-legged, sleeveless silhouette that will pair perfectly with a stylish pair of pumps and get extra mileage out of your LBJ with this simple style hack; – layer a white button-down and finish with slip- on sneaker for a polished daytime look.

 

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