In order to get through this summer-to-fall transition period, I rely on the basics: my favorite tee (that just gets better after every wash), a pair of boyfriend jeans, and a tailored blazer. These are all perfect examples of the items that make up the foundation of my wardrobe and will remain on heavy rotation this season. There are two keys to making pieces work over and over. First, everyone should own a black-and-white basic. There isn’t a color combination more classic and it works with everything. This jacket (and this one, too) is spot on. Secondly, it’s those added details that provide a piece with more visual interest. In this case, it’s the leather lapels on this blazer. The leather trim gives this jacket just a little something extra – a touch of edge to a classic piece. It dresses up my t-shirt and jeans look, and it will also work as a finishing touch over a cocktail dress. A little leather goes a long way, doesn’t it?
Photo Credit: Molly Miller