This is, without question, my favorite outfit post of the year. It has everything I love in a good outfit: comfortable, tailored, and classic pieces. It’s really as simple as it gets and I think that’s what I love about it. It’s the small details that bring it from boring to sharp.
One of my friends was asking on Instagram where you can find well-made classic clothes nowadays. It seems, and I’d agree, that every store is hopping on the trendy bandwagon. I don’t hate that most of the time, but when you need to find closet staples that fit well and look great, where do you go? I had just received the box of clothes for this post in collaboration with Talbots and promptly messaged her back: GET TO TALBOTS, ASAP.
Talbots is celebrating their 70th Anniversary right now and launched a seven-piece collection commemorating iconic pieces from each decade. Each showcase the timelessness of the items– what worked decades ago, still works today.
I picked The White Shirt inspired by the 1940s. It’s beautiful. I have a pretty large collection of white shirts because they go with absolutely everything; a true closet staple. This one has the best detailing. Darting for a perfect fit and showstopping ruffles on the sleeves.
One reason I love a classic white shirt is that it’s for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re 28 or 78, you can’t go wrong. Tuck one into a pencil skirt for a presentation at work or wear one casually with jeans and sandals for a casual weekend look.
I wanted to keep my outfit just as classic and timeless as the shirt. I started with a pair of jeans, which, by the way, I’m thoroughly obsessed with. The wash is just right as is the fit and pocket placement.
The shirt is so cute on its own, but I brought along a tweed blazer with a ruffled collar for an extra fall-y look.
And the shoes… the shoes. I might need to pick them up in the additional colors. They run a tiny bit big, so order down a size if you’re in between.
Thank you Talbots for sponsoring this post.