The basics.

I think it’s smart to invest in some wardrobe basics and here are a few of my faves.

A black or camel coat is key.  I’ve literally looked near and far for the perfect camel coat and finally found this gem online.  Ideally, I was looking for mid-calf length, but this one is still very yummy.

A hat with some style is top of the list for so many reasons.  A lot of people think they don’t look good in hats and I think they just haven’t found the right one.  Keep searching– it’s like a soul mate.  I love all kinds of hats, but driving caps are one of my favorites.  Most people consider them a male accessory, but the tomboy look suits my style.

Simple white tee is a must.  Seriously a white t-shirt will ALWAYS be desirable, male or female.  V-neck, crew-neck whatever floats your boat.  You can spend a fortune or a dime.  I buy a bunch of Hanes white tees and I’m set for awhile.  The more washes, the more comfy.  Sometimes the classics really are the best.

Worn Jeans.  Just gotta find the right pair, but seriously men and women both need some solid, well-worn jeans.  Probably the best reason is that they are incredibly comfy.  My advice: find the right fit for your body and a denim wash that you dig. Boom, done.

Finally, a GOOD bag is essential.  A purse, a murse (man-purse?) courier bag, briefcase, laptop/ipad case, etc. whatever. Have ONE that is all-purpose, good quality and reliable (preferably with style).  I carry my school computer, a Macbook and an iPad in this bag every day and I always trust the straps.  I suppose that’s an endorsement.

The outfit came first, painting second.

Let’s start looking forward to some spring basics! Yay!!

Thanks for checking in.  Much love.

Val's signature in black, followed by a small red kissprint to the right, all against a transparent background.

Coat:  Style by Shez |  Hat: John Hanley & Co Ltd  |  Hooded zip-up sweater: Old Navy  |  White tee: Hanes  |  Denim: Gap  |  Bag: Michael Kors  |  Booties: H&M  |  Sunnies: RayBan

Painting: Basically , Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30″  © Valerie Ann Lindberg 2017, SOLD

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