My style part 3.- basics

By Daniela

So, I've been going through my books and magazines on style and lately I've been re-reading Nina Garcia's The One Hundred. Now, I'm not a style director, but a busy mum of two, who's trying to be stylish without breaking the bank. So, here is my list of essentials, including a few lust-after pieces.






Boyfriend Cardigan

Cable knit sweater


Cashmere sweater

Denim jacket

(fake) fur vest or coat

Jeans: one pair that is perfect for you; mine are dark blue straight-leg, high-waist (never trendy, so never really out)

                Black skinny jeans

                Boyfriend jeans (distressed)

Sexy underwear/ lingerie: just for yourself

Little black dress

White summer dress

White shirt, preferably a man’s

Maxi dress or skirt: looks so chic during the summer and boho-cool in colder temperatures

Motorcycle jacket/ leather jacket

Vintage band T-Shirt (of a band you actually listen to)


Parka: the cool girl’s cover-up, also perfect for Mama’s in the playground

Pencil skirt

Plain white T-Shirt (I love V-necks)

Push-up bra (most of us can do with a little lift every now and then)


(black) silk top: Angelina wears one all the time, so there.

Striped sailor shirt



(cute) Sweat-pants: not your old, worn-out ones, but ones in a fun print or fabric (mine are still indoor use only), because

      sometimes you just need to be comfortable


Tuxedo jacket


Wrap dress

Zippered hoody




-          Shoes: Ankle boots

o   Ballet flat´

o   Converse sneakers- I prefer the high-top Chuck Taylor all-stars

o   Masculine boots, e.g. Frye harness boot

o   Knee boots

o   Mary Janes

o   Sandals

o   Slippers

o   Stilettos

o   Wellington boots

-          Bags:     Hobo bag: one that holds pretty much everything you own.

o   Clutch

o   Investment bag (I adore the Mulberry Alexa)

o   Cross-body bag

-          Jewelry: Bangles

o   Brooch

o   Cocktail/ statement ring

o   Charm bracelet

o   Cuff

o   Pearl studs

o   Hoop earrings

o   Pearl necklace

o   Statement necklace

o   Watch

-          Other: Ray Ban Aviators and/or Wayfarers

o   Black opaque tights

o   fishnets

o   Belt

Blanket scarf (you  know the one that keeps you warm in winter and is big enough to double as a blankie)

o   Hat, as in a wooly hat

o   Gentleman’s Hat

o   Gloves

o   Silk scarf

o   umbrella


                BB Cream or other tinted moisturizer


                Nailpolish: barely there light pink (everyday chic)

                                     Vampy dark red

                                     Wild card (black or other moody colour)

Perfume: at least one that reflects your personality

Lipstick: classic red

                A nude that suits your skintone

                One that matches your natural lip-colour

                Dark berry tone



What are your must-have items?

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