Before you dive into the fringe skirts, floral 70s, and flatforms this season, make sure you stock up on your staples.
In the heat of all festival trendiness, I find myself reverting back to basics. Sure kimono vests may look good with your concert outfit, but white button downs are FOREVER! Buttoned, tied, rolled up, tucked in — SO MANY OPTIONS!
I learned the importance of staple pieces while working at Zadig & Voltaire. Gotta love retail jobs to get you through college. The end all be all of french fashion – Zadig taught me that there is no “good wardrobe” without a few key basics! I am obsessed with the effortlessly chic french girl style. This has also been a huge component in transitioning my style from high school/college into real life woman.
Owning awesome basics doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg. While having a whole wardrobe of James Perse and Helmut Lang staples sounds amazing, Target and Gap have some of the best fitting and affordable tees and tanks I’ve found. I also really love Zara and H&M for their buttons downs, silk camis, and affordable denim.
For this look, I chose to go with the bare bone basics – a white button down and jeans. With staples, the key is in the detail. I tied in my favorite For Love & Lemons bralette, lace up leather booties, and new mini purse. I found these leather booties at Marshalls a few years ago. They are Cynthia Rowley and I have seriously been obsessed with them since. They are so unique! I really enjoy mixing metallics, so I threw in gold jewelry to spice it up!
I also had my first experience working with a fashion photographer, Arielle Levy, for this one. I found her through a few blogs I follow on Instagram. Believe it or not, Instagram is a GREAT way to network (it all goes down in the DM ;)). Needless to say, I had a pretty awesome first experience and definitely learned a lot about how difficult it is to get good shots! It’s funny how easy other bloggers make this look. Either way, she’s great and I’m sure you will be seeing a lot more of her work on The Arta Facts in the near future 🙂
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