The Classic.

Hello Everyone.

It's time for Wardrobe Wednesday. I feel its been ages since I did an outfit post but nevertheless finally I present you Wardrobe Wednesday! This week's inspiration is timeless classic look (Coco Chanel)and I shall discuss few key items that are essential to maintain a Classic wardrobe.

Photos are courtesy of my little sister - Prajwala Jayram. Editing - Muralidhara Nidwannaya.

I am wearing:

Vintage zipped block heel ankle boot courtesy Oasap [BUY HERE!!]

Black Lace dress - Lifestyle (Splash Collections)
Fur Jacket - Lifestyle (Splash Collections)
Leather driving gloves.
Bag - Stilettos Diary Shop [ BUY HERE!!]
Sunglasses - Stilettos Diary Shop. [ BUY HERE!!]

There are times when I inspired to mix different styles to create a CLASSIC LOOK. This look is inspired by Coco Chanel's impeccable style and also Of late I am seeing lot of my favorite bloggers adding a lightweight fur vest to your everyday summer wardrobe (a little bit of fall in summer). I decided to pair my versatile lace LBD and fur vest. I would like to call this look as Coco Chanel meets modern contemporary women! I completed my look with bold sunglasses, ankle length boots, handbag and driving gloves. I recently picked up Ankle boots from Oasap [BUY HERE!!]. It is a worthy investment because in a matter of days I have worn it atleast 7-8 times to restyle the outfit from edgy to sophisticated look.

Have you ever thought of your well fitted driving gloves as a fashion statement? Well I think you should. It completes the look to create a stunning classic look. It's my new fixation. I literally have been adding gloves and Oasap Vintage boots [BUY HERE!!] to most of my outfit's of late.

Well as I said I shall be discussing about a Classic Wardrobes. Classic wardrobes are in fashion no matter what the current trends are. In order to build a classic wardrobe, you need to stock up on timeless pieces in flattering fits, shapes, and colors. You can build on these basics by layering them with modern, trendy garments, or you can mix-and-match them with other timeless classics. Few items I feel which are a must haves:

1. Ankle Length Boots : I love the Vintage ankle length boots I picked up from Oasap [BUY HERE!!]. You can pair it up with denim jeans, skirts and dresses. The heel height is perfect and very comfortable. It adds the required sophisticated touch to complete any look and can be restyled to suit your needs.

2. LBD : Well LBD is such a life saver. I have restyled this dress so many ways till today. Invest on a good LBD which can be worn as party wear, causal dress , skirt. The options are limitless.

3. White, fitted button-down shirt, cardigan sweater, pencil skirt, blazer (choose one that matches the color and style of either your pencil skirt or dress pants),flattering jeans (look for a timeless dark-wash denim and a classic style, such as boot cut or straight leg) and a stock of fitted, short-sleeve or long sleeve t-shirts and shirts.

4. Beautiful Handbag: Without right handbag the whole look can be ruined. Invest in a good handbag preferably in neutral shade of black, tan or brown which goes with pants, pencil skirt, dresses.

5. Accessories: Accessories that never go out of style is a must. Classic stones like diamonds and pearls,basic pendant necklace, nice tennis bracelet, chunky rings and statement neckpieces. Lean heavier on the metal that suits your skin tone best.

6. Check the fit: Always choose clothing that fits your body properly. Ill-fitted pieces will ruin your style from looking classic, regardless of the pieces you have in your wardrobe.

7. Stock up on neutral colors : Think black, gray, tan, dark brown, white, and cream. Neutral colors are the most versatile. You can always mix seasonal color with your neutrals to create interesting color blocks.

Hope these tips help you in attaining the Classic wardrobe. I wore this outfit for a Upper Manhattan themed brunch. You can easily convert this into an everyday outfit by removing the fur vest. You can keep the gloves to add the sophisticated look.

Hope you guys liked the new post. I shall be waiting for all your comments. We tried indoor shoot as well as black and white photos. Suits the theme of classic (don't you think so?? )

Stilettos Diary blog is undergoing a lot of changes. I shall keep you posted with all the new changes that will be happening in few weeks' time :).

P.S. I would love to thank my sister for donning the photographer role and new member of Stilettos Diary Muralidhara Nidwannaya. I shall be official introducing him in the next post.

Check out how I have styled the same lace dress differently (click on the links to read more.. )- Military and Lace, All over lace

Always remember this quote : “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” ― Coco Chanel

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Loads of love,

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