What I Wore: Signs of Spring [Sponsored]

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a Lands End shirt, Gap Jeans, Nine West orange suede pumps and a Talbots clutch Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a Lands End shirt, Gap Jeans, Nine West orange suede pumps and a Talbots clutchShirt: Lands' End (similar) | Jeans: Gap (similar) | Bag: c/o Talbots (similar) | Pumps: Nine West (similar)

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a Lands End shirt, Gap Jeans, Nine West orange suede pumps and a Talbots clutchThis is the same shirt and jeans from yesterday's look, but I made it work for dinner with a quick switch of shoes (which are far more comfy now with my Foot Petals), the addition of a bold lipstick, uncuffed the jeans, and removed the bag straps to make it a clutch. Versatility like this is something I am looking for more and more with new wardrobe purchases. This shows how you can create multiple looks with a smaller wardrobe if you shop carefully.  Both looks would be great for travel or most women's smaller or capsule wardrobes.  The sunny colors of the accessories take winter wardrobe essentials and make them ready for spring.

These two posts have been sponsored but have provided me a way to show you how you can dress for real life this spring without a bursting closet or a ton of new trendy pieces.  I always have a white shirt in my closet; I find Lands' End and Foxcroft to fit my bust and curves quite nicely.  A pair of straight denim in a dark wash with a bit of stretch is so versatile; yesterday I cuffed with tennis shoes and today paired with orange suede pumps they glam up enough for dinner out or cocktails with friends.  Choosing versatile accessories with personality is what can take your look to the next level.  Black may seem practical, but you'd be surprised how often you'll reach for a sunny yellow bag or a shoe in a statement color.  And don't forget the power of cosmetics; one of the biggest things that transformed my look from yesterday to today was my lipstick choice.

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a Lands End shirt, Gap Jeans, Nine West orange suede pumps and a Talbots clutch Late in 2015 Lancôme sent me some of their products to try out and since then I've been a fan of the French beauty brand. In this post I'm wearing Lancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara in Black, L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rouge Carrousel, and shadows from the Auda[CITY] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette. It's funny, I used Définicils years ago and loved it but switched to something new that was getting a lot of hype. Receiving a tube reminded me again of how great this mascara is – it lengthens, it gives realistic volume, doesn't clump, and doesn't leave me with dark circles come the end of the day.  And as you can see, a bold pout can really complete a look!

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5 Comments

  1. GoddessMel
    March 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Great tips! I’m trying to reduce my wardrobe and get more wear / more rotations out of key pieces. I love how a simple change of accessories and styling makes this look different 🙂

  2. Kathryn Braun Fenner
    March 24, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Sophia Loren recommended a white shirt and black pants as the all purpose thing to wear when you don’t know what the dress code is–maybe back in the 70s or 80s.

    • GoddessMel
      March 28, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      I think that tip still applies – if you have quality pieces it always looks appropriate.

  3. March 24, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I’m a big fan of incorporating color with the shoes instead of matching with black ones!! This is such a great yet classic look (and that purse—nice!!) jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  4. Patricia
    March 24, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Is this look from your capsule wardrobe? I’m one month in on mine and loving it! What I’ve learned; jackets don’t make much sense in rainy Seattle so I’m subbing in a few more tops. Any look I wear has to go under my raincoat.
    I think this has made me much more creative with fewer clothes. Like you, I’m switching up my look by using different accessories. What I find is that I’ve bought good clothes over the years in neutrals; I’ve just bought far more than I need.

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