Now days, I think everyone gets too caught up in trends (especially bloggers!!) Think tassles, off-the-shoulder, wedges, and ripped jeans. And yes, all of those things are adorable and have a place, but there is something so classic about going back to the basics. Pearls, flats, dark jeans, neutral colors, and aviators.
A nice cream sweater can easily be dressed up or dressed down. This one is light and airy, but layers easily for colder weather. Like any sweater, I would suggest sizing up for a looser fit. Dark skinny jeans and flats are also basics. Every girl needs a nude, black, and navy pair. I am usually not a brand snob, but when it comes to shoes, I am all about quality. J.Crew and Talbots usually have a wide array of flats in every color.
And of course, pearl earrings, aviators, and a watch are essentials. Accessories are something that I will invest in and splurge on because I will wear them every day. Real or not, I belive every lady should own a pearl necklace and earrings. These Brooks Brothers pearl earrings and Ray-Ban aviators are my favorites. The Gucci watch was my grandmothers. I have linked a similar one, though.
My biggest tip for anyone trying to incorporate a trend into your everyday style, try to pick one piece and dress around it. Like Coco Chanel said, "Before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and take one accessory off."