Issue 1: Fall Style Staples
In the great words of Michael Scott, IT’S HAPPENING. Welcome to the start of this newsletter - where the links are curated, and everything else is casual.
Here’s what you can expect:
1. The best links of the week: what I’m currently reading, cooking, watching, adding to my own closet, and more. So much more.
2. Style advice & personal styling. I’m spilling all my secrets. And at least once a month, we’ll deep dive into a styling question that came from one of you. As a part of the newsletter community, you’ll always have styling priority. Keep reading for where to submit questions.
3. Candid conversation and the most open version of myself. The topics will change, but I’ll be here every Thursday.
Ok, my darlings, enough intro, let’s dive into our first topic: Fall Staples - budget and treat yourself edition. For my personal wardrobe, I have a few foundational principles:
1. Keep it simple.
2. Be in line with personal style.
3. Mindfully choose where to splurge & save.
All of these lend themselves to a capsule-ish wardrobe filled mainly with staples. Style staples are the foundation of any good closet: the pieces that are easy to mix and match, the core of your personal style, and the items you feel great in.
Read on for the 9 pieces that make my cut:
1. Relaxed, classic jeans. Good blue jeans are a must, and I also frequently reach for a pair of skinny black jeans or relaxed cream jeans.
2. Trousers - tan, black, brown, tapered pant, wide leg, whatever you love.
3. Dressy shorts - Pair with a silk cami for date night, a t-shirt for running errands, and a sweater as temperatures begin to drop. These are the often-overlooked hero of my summer-to-fall closet.
4. Blazer - I personally love a classic brown plaid, but if your personal style leans a little edgier than mine, try a black blazer.
5. White T-Shirt.
6. Striped T-Shirt.
7. Button Down - I always size up for a roomier fit.
8. Sweater - You can’t go wrong with a good cream or black sweater, but I’m very partial to a striped sweater too. Wear as a top or throw over your shoulders.
9. Trench Coat - For a great fit, I suggest a slightly roomier size for layering; but you don’t want it so roomy that the shoulders seams are significantly dropped (an inch or two off your shoulders is perfect).
And there we have it - the closet staples for Fall! But before was say goodbye to the first issue, it’s time for quick links:
This is the peach cobbler recipe of all peach cobblers (and it’s technically not even a peach cobbler).
I’m getting close to the end of this book. And I’m either reading or thinking about it at all times. (If you don’t like multiple storylines, skip this one).
I can’t stop listening to this song.
And that is it for issue one! Click here to submit your styling questions. And comments are below!