1. Anne Klein One-Button Blazer ($129) // 2. Mossimo Printed Blouse ($20) // 3. AG Stilt Jeans ($175) // 4. Coach Borough Bag ($598) // 5. Thierry Mugler Cat’s Eye Sunglasses ($89) // 6. Michael Kors Embossed Watch ($160) and Vince Camuto Chain Bracelet ($24) // 7. Cole Haan Rosalin Wedge ($228)
As Mara explains on her blog, M Loves M, “When in doubt, wear white. Or black. Or both!” I couldn’t agree more. This chic, understated outfit is perfect for the weekend, casual Friday or a work day if switch out the bottoms for a non-denim alternative. It’s a simple look that could be worn in any season (if you don’t subscribe to that pesky “No white in winter” rule, which I think of more as a suggestion).
One. If you intend to wear your blazer open, I think a one-button style is your best choice. The drape is a bit better, and it allows you to see more of the blouse underneath. I find the quality at Anne Klein to be on par with Banana Republic, maybe even a bit better in some cases.
Two. A black and white blouse is a versatile wardrobe choice. This inexpensive top from Target is a great place to start. I also found this v-neck blouse from Chaus that has a lovely print. Plus-size? Try this Clavin Klein blouse.
Three. For the bottoms, white denim works well for the weekend or for a casual workplace. For casual days in a professional office, you might try a wider leg jean. You could also try a lined, white trouser or a white pencil skirt.
Four. My gosh, I love the new Coach bags. If anyone has purchased one recently, I’d love to know how the quality is. I need a new black bag for fall, and I’m looking seriously at this bag.
Five. These Thierry Mugler sunnies are a great buy. I love the size and shape. You could also choose a pair of black aviators.
Six. I prefer when watches have numbers on their faces, but I do like the double strap on this MK watch. It adds a little something extra. This bracelet is a great buy, but if you’re looking for a big chain of better quality, try this Kors bracelet.