I watched Mission Impossible 4903021 (okay, it was just 4, but the other sequels are surely on the way) over the holiday and I couldn't help but smile at the image of Tom Cruise sporting a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses in the movie. It's been close to 30 years since he was doing the same in Risky Business and it goes to show that no matter how many things go in and out of style, there is something to be said for a classic. Now I'm a big proponent of having your closet having classic staple pieces like a simple blazer, a button-down shirt or a great pair of ankle boots, but I put a bit of a spin on them in this outfit. Bright color, shimmer and pattern are more my speed. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but a little embellishment makes it just a touch more modern.
Is there anything in your wardrobe that's really a classic (Ray-Bans, a Louis Vuitton Speedy, Frye boots)?
Gray cashmere tee (old) and denim skirt (old)- Banana Republic
Black/white gingham button down (old)- Old Navy (similar here, similar in bright colors here, extremely similar in kids if you can fit it here)
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban (same glasses, slightly larger size here, cat eye version here, bargain version here)
Black shield necklace- Forever 21
Silver metallic ankle boots (Ebay find)- Tory Burch (similar here in a wedge, similar here in limited sizes)