One of the best things about our job is helping clients get the most out of their existing wardrobes. It's super important to us that your clothes work seamlessly in your life and add to your productivity, not detract.
Here's a bit about our process (if you're curious!):
Step one - we talk to our client about her day-to-day, upcoming needs, existing wardrobe, and any cut/color/style preferences.
Step two - we go to work scouring all the stores (and the internet) for the absolute best options. Nothing gets recommended until we have personally tried it on and evaluated it in light of that person's existing wardrobe and needs.
Step three - we put together the "pick list." We make sure that everything we recommend works with both the items our client already owns, and a handful of other items on the pick list.
To give you an idea of what our pick list looks like, here is an excerpt of one sent to a client recently:
The pick list makes sure our client has all of the information she needs to work our recommendations into her existing wardrobe. This Halogen blazer (shown above) was a great find because of the reasonable price point, slimming tapered cut, and modern collar-less look. White can take you through summer and into winter, and works in everyone's closet.
To illustrate how versatile a foundation piece like the white blazer above can be, here are four fun summer looks we paired it with (that you probably already have in your closet):
Try pairing the white blazer with a sleeveless silk top (also here and here), neutral trousers (also here for a cropped version), and adding fun loafers (also these and these). Side note: I especially like sleeveless shirts under a slim-cut blazer like this one - that way you can add a layer while minimizing bunching so you still feel breezy (it's Texas y'all).
A foundation piece like a white blazer can be a great item to leave in your office for last-minute meetings. White is unexpected and keeps you looking prepared. I love it with a simple sheath dress like this one (I recommend sizing up one size in this dress and picking one of the darker colors).
For the weekend, keep it simple by pairing the white blazer with comfy denim (bonus points for rocking the Mom jeans trend), plus a soft tank and strappy block heels (also these, obsessed). I love an outfit that's nice enough for dinners out but still looks cool, casual, and like you didn't think too much about it.
Take the same trousers from Outfit One, pair with a textured or lace top (like this one, which I love because the back of the shirt is thin, cotton, and lays flat), add a pair of go-to pumps (these are a favorite of ours; also these), and you're good to go!