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Elements of Style: Updated Classics!

Let's talk about the Classics! These pieces are versatile, chic and timeless, and will never go out of style. Classic pieces that come to mind are blazers, the little black dress, dark denim, and simple blouses and tees! Updating these classic pieces can look like updated silhouettes, interesting colour combos and mixing and matching with more trendy pieces!

Having a small collection of neutral blouses and tees are a great way to make outfit pairing easy! Either of these tops would go great with jeans, shorts, skirts or even over dresses. We love the details, so finding classic, everyday pieces with a touch of edge or flair is always at the top of our minds! These details can look like button back detailing, touches of lace, or a slight ruffle on the sleeve or collar. They're subtle, but wow can they make an impact on an elevated outfit!

A neutral blazer will always pull your outfits together with refined style! Even if your lifestyle isn't corporate, a well fitting blazer can instantly dress up a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for a night out on the town!

Classic need not be boring! Updating your classic pieces with interesting patterns or textures is a great way to keep these pieces current and fun!

Jazz up a classic pinstripe pant with some pattern mixing! Florals and stripes are the peanut butter and jam of the pattern mixing world - easy and it always works! It's fun to play with the scale of prints too, mixing a big and bold floral with a small and thin stripe. But don't stop there! The options are endless!

A great rule of thumb for pattern mixing is playing in the same colour story. A black & white polka dot will always work with a black & white stripe. If the shades and hues of your pattern lend well to another, then it will most likely flow together in your outfit seamlessly!

A fun patterned blazer paired with a bright dress, an elegant and neutral duster coat with an exaggerated collar and the white blouse gets an update with a fun print and colour combo!

Happy outfit planning!

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