True Classic :: White Coat

In a spirit of trying something new this year when it comes to gifts, I've been on a hunt for those classic pieces that everyone needs in their closet. The kind of staples, no wardrobe can be complete without because they wear well with just about everything, never go out of style, and make every outfit just a tad more special. Fact that I happen to pick up a few of those classics for myself along the way, is well..., not entirely that surprising.

White coat - for me is really a game changer! Honestly, as I am writing this post, I struggle to imagine an outfit that couldn't benefit from a classic white coat. Perfect with every possible combination out there, a white coat adds a bit of polish and sophistication to everyday pairings like jeans and sweaters, yet also happens to be a perfect option to throw over a cocktail dress number for an evening out. The one from Express I am wearing in today's post is a recent find and current obsession du jour. Aside from the fact that I've always been partial to a bit of texture on a coat, what I love about this articular one is the shape which tends to look great buttoned, unbuttoned, belted and everything in between! Oh, and oversized pockets... Never a bad thing in my opinion!

A pair of skinny black jeans - is probably the one denim style I tend to wear the most. Obviously a great casual option ( think cozy knit and sneakers or sleek leather jacket and boots combination ), yet I often opt for black skinnies when it comes to evening looks. Perfect with dressy tops, heels and clutches, personally, I've always been partial to black skinny jeans and tailored blazer combos. Essentially, the pairing possibilities are endless, and of course you know how much I love that! The mid-rise pair from Express I am sporting in today's look has been happily residing in my closet for about a month now and we've been mostly inseparable from day one. Love the higher rise, love the distressing, love how they pair with ankle boots, sneakers, over-the-knee boots and pumps! Basically, just LOVE!

Silky layering cami is a an absolute must for me. Normally, I look for ones in neutral colors like white, cream, gray and taupe to layer under jackets, sweaters and coats alike! What I love about the one from Express I am wearing in this post, is the fact that although it works great as a layering option, I can also wear it on it's on like a tank top. Circling back to that skinny black jeans for an evening out look, I often opt for a sleek cami, skinny denim and heels combo when cocktail dress option feels just a tad too much, and this one, paired with high waisted jeans is pure magic!

What about you guys, what are you can't-live-without wardrobe staples?

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