1. take your plain white v-neck tee + a favorite pair of dark wash jeans + some great accessories and simply add a jacket. This is an oldie but goodie. Black and white houndstooth is a classic. I usually only wear this jacket dressed up with a skirt but I like how it dresses up the basic t-shirt and jeans. You could wear this to lunch with friends or the dentist office if you are like me. 2. same tee + same jeans + same accessories + another black and white houndstooth jacket, this time in a mini-print. Another old jacket but when you roll up the sleeves then you can pretend like it is a new boyfriend jacket.
3. finally, tee + jeans + accessories + leather jacket. I like this look. It's a little bit tough suburban mom who wants to be a biker chick and a little bit feminine because of the shoulder detail and quilted yoke.
One of my fashion resolutions for 2009 was to ditch hoodies. I still wear them but I had to stop myself from buying them. I only bought one. I think that's pretty good. I needed a hoodie replacement and so cardigans and jackets have been my go to items. They look less frumpy and more polished. Next time you find yourself reaching for a hoodie, try a jacket instead.
My fashion resolution for 2010 is to be more adventurous with mixing colors. Today I wore a blue sweater, red boots and a mustard purse. I should have gotten a picture. It was daring.
Fashion resolutions are the only fun resolutions.