I like to describe my own style as “classic with a twist,” and what it entails is taking a classic (i.e., basic) combination and tweaking some of the elements to jazz up the look.
Take an outfit comprising staples like a striped top and skinny jeans, which is my go-to for getting coffees or having brunch with friends; it serves as the foundation on which you are free to innovate.
I’ve been “elevating” this reliable combination by pairing it with the colorful tweed topcoats that I picked up last fall, and choosing footwear with gleaming hardware. To winterize the outfit, you can replace the base with a chunky sweater and fleeced-lined jeans.
Below are two iterations of a similar base outfit:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!