Wardrobe Versatility

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Wardrobe Versatility

Happy Friday, everyone!  It has been quite a week around here.  But, I wanted to take today to show you what I wore recently and discuss wardrobe versatility.

If you have been a long time reader here, you know that you see some garments often…and that is not a bad thing.

When I make a purchase I try to look at how versatile it will be, because wardrobe versatility is cost effective and lowers our cost per wear for a garment.

In the top picture today, I was heading out to do some shopping.

I kept this Talbot’s sweater jacket in the “color purge” because it is a creamy white and not a stark white white.

I paired it here with a sleeveless navy sweater top I purchased in a Talbot’s Red Hangar Sale years ago, and with my Talbot’s pull on jeggings.

The gold sparkly flats are by Sofft and were discovered at DSW again years ago…and the scarf is from Nordstrom Rack last fall…inspired by my new autumn colors.

I need to add …now that I have changed to warm colors, I am wearing one of my gold shoe pairs several times a week.

Sneakers are proving to have a lot of wardrobe versatility these days.  Women are wearing them with all types of outfits.

My necklace was from Chico’s.


Wardrobe Versatility

Now that I have chosen to wear only my best colors in my vibrant autumn palette, my wardrobe Is more versatile.

When I step into the closet, I see garments that all work together …and are in the same palette.

I almost threw out this jacket before I discovered my autumn coloring.  I found it years ago in a thrift shop, but once I knew my right colors, I was so glad that I kept it.

Animal Print will always be in style.  This jacket would go with nice pants or skirts also.

I paired it last week with a toasty warm turtleneck sweater and my jeans from JCP.  I think I paid $13 for this sweater, so in a warmer climate (where I do not wear sweaters that often) that works!

Again, the necklace of coins is a past Chico’s find.


Wardrobe Versatility and Style

When I utilize my Foundational Five to make wardrobe purchases and outfit styling, then I discover that my wardrobe is more versatile.

Each piece and each outfit needs to tell the world that I am Joyful, Approachable, Creative, Polished and Current.

If a past purchase doesn’t speak that message, then it needs to go. 

This quilted Chico’s jacket in a creamy color with a lace print has proven to be very versatile…I can dress it up or down.

Wardrobe Versatility

Wardrobe versatility means that the pieces will all mix and match together easily.

In the past, I do not think I would have put gray pants with this outfit, but scarves have really helped me with experimenting with new colors.

These pieces have been in my wardrobe for awhile…Eileen Fisher long cardigan; Foxcroft jeans, and a Chico’s popover top.

Wardrobe Versatility

Scarves within a great accessory collection also make for incredible wardrobe versatility.

Look at this scarf I found years ago at Marshall’s and envision all the ways you could go with an outfit.

The bracelet is a Patricia Nash and I found it on sale at Dillard’s months ago.  Follow this link to look at some of her creations.

Here are a few items which captured my attention while working on this post…some at great prices:

Wardrobe Versatility

While I worked on this post yesterday, I watched out my office window the trees become ice and listened to the snap, crackle and pop of ice hitting the windows.

It was definitely at different day in San Antonio.

I hope it helps you to see how I create clothing I wear to run errands…shop…etc.  I want to encourage you to also consider wardrobe versatility and just how much you can do.

Thanks for being here!  


By Pamela Lutrell


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