Building a classic wardrobe

Oh, how I love the trends. All the new pant shapes. The off-the-shoulder styles. Thigh boots and bra tops.

Recently, I’ve been building a much simpler wardrobe. I never thought I’d benefit from those “How to Build a Classic Wardrobe” stories…but here I am in my old-age trying to figure out how to simplify things a bit. I spent 12 years working full-time in the magazine industry. Now that I own my own business and work from home, my fashion needs have shifted completely. But my mindset hasn’t! I still find myself buying pieces that fit my old life. The impractical heels that I used to leave under my desk. Shirts with cutouts. Mini skirts. Anything embellished with sequins, glitter, gold foil or that bears the label “Dry Clean Only.” 

I need versatile pieces that can take me through the many facets of my busiest days. This comfy outfit took me from a morning assembly at my daughters school to a local coffee shop for work, then lunch with friends. The sweatshirt, by Zanerobe, is from the mens section of Nordstrom 🙂 I love oversized pieces. They’re perfect for layering and pair well everything from simple leggings to a flirty spring skirt!

Some of my favorite fun sweatshirts are featured in the gallery below. Enjoy!

 

Love,
The Lawrences

 

Black, white and grey create the perfect palette for a simple wardrobe.
Stick to simple clean lines for a versatile, classic style.
These loafers help me get from point A to B with ease until I slip into my pumps!

 

CREDITS 

WHITE SWEATSHIRT: Zanerobe
BLACK PANTS: Zara
CHAMBRAY SHIRT: JCrew
OVER-THE-SHOULDER BAG: Marc for Marc Jacob

Author

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director
at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible
for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook,
Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria’s Secret..

Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs
the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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