It's all about the base.
What's a three day base? Well I'm using that phrase to describe the base outfit I wear three days in a row.
It's no secret that my signature winter style is jeans, jacket, scarf and boots. It's also no secret that I often wear the same clothes two or three days in a row.
Here's how I create three completely different looks without changing my base.
The Three Day Base : Option One
Let's start with the basic denim jeans and black turtleneck. This is the "base".
|Esprit denim jeans and Esprit knit turtleneck in black|
How do I get three days out of this base?
I simply change the jackets, boots and handbags.
Day Two: For movies and lunch I decided on the fur trimmed poncho (Rockmans), long two tone boots (Macy's) and a handbag that has been lurking in the back of my closet for years.
Day Three: For a client meeting I went with the electric blue blazer (Target) with cotton scarf (Rockmans), ankle boots (FSW) and reversible tote (Sash &Belle).
The Three Day Base: Option Two
Now let's try a pair of fitted utility/cargo style jeans and a long tee (you'll notice this t-shirt swings longer at the back, shorter at the front)
|Skinny leg cargo style pants and a long t-shirt that comes to mid thigh at the back.|
Day One: This was the day I was headachey and had fibromyalgia pain so I needed to feel "cuddled". I wore the base with a cardigan (Abercrombie and Fitch), long two toned boots (Macy's) and carry all tote (Sash & Belle).
Day Two: For a dressier feel I teamed the based with a black blazer (H&M), cotton scarf (KMart) and my new quilted ankle boots (FSW).
Day Three: For a drive to Cooma to visit my Nanna I went super casual in my white parka (Costco) and white sneakers (KMart).
The Three Day Base: Option Three
This time we go with basic black.
|Express Clothing (USA) black skinny jeans and Esprit black knitted turtleneck|
You can do anything when you start with an all black base.
Day One: You can get a corporate look by adding a lovely fitted blazer (Zara), a corporate style handbag and some heels.
Day Two: Dressing for clients with cream blazer (H&M), classic handbag (Sash & Belle) and a signature scarf ("McQueen", Hong Kong).
Day Three: Add a burst of colour and attitude with a red leather jacket (Sydney markets), lace up boots (FSW) and signature scarf ("McQueen", Hong Kong).
So there you have it. That's how I team my signature style with a three day base.
Having a base outfit helps to cut down on clothing decisions, reduces the washing pile and makes shopping economical!
Because you know I'm all about that base
'Bout that base, it's no trouble
I'm all about that base
'Bout that base, it's no trouble ...
Do you wear the same clothes three days in row?
What's your signature style?
Did you know I was all about the base?