The Essentials with Poetry
Synonymous with beautifully tailored clothing and femininity, Poetry has been one of my favorite stores for years. The scent of each store, combined with the elegant clothes on offer, never fails to leave me breathless as soon as I step into a store. When I started working, I told myself that I would save aside some money and buy 1 or 2 items from Poetry each month until I have built up the perfectly subtle yet classy wardrobe I have always dreamed of. In my first post of this series, I will be sharing a few of my current favorite pieces from the brand and offering various ways to style them, starting with the jeans, heels and blouse.
If you have been following me for some time, you may have noticed that the colour I most gravitate towards in my dress, is black. With this post, I tried pushing myself slightly and for some reason, this beautiful yellow Kylie Bishop Sleeve Blouse caught my attention. Because I wanted to stick to getting the basics down first, I allowed myself to take the blouse along with the Nylah Skinny Denims and Rare Earth Jenna Sandal as I knew that paired together, they would look wonderful
Another reason for me putting this look together is because I know that many young women want to buy from Poetry but at times, may feel a bit overwhelmed with the array of items on offer and perhaps even the price of item. While it might be fun to shop the trends, the best way to build up a wardrobe that will last you for years to come with minimal effort, is to begin with the basics and build it up from there. You may find that your first month of buying a few pieces might be when you spend the most, but these investment pieces are the ones that will form the foundation of every outfit you put together from that day on.
I chose the skinny jeans as my one key piece as I have an exceptionally hard time finding denim that fits. I usually only end up buying jeggings but was pleasantly surprised at just how right this pair felt on me. I have since worn them with sneakers, boots, coats and simple t-shirts and still enjoy the way it feels and moulds around my legs. My second key piece was the subtle Jenna Sandal which has been redone by Rare Earth to make it more comfortable on the foot than what the previous version was. I love how comfortable they are and particularly enjoy the width of the straps which I am usually very picky about. I chose the navy as opposed to the nude since I always opt for the darker hues and felt that as a foundation, the navy was my best option.
While I am still a little surprised at how well the yellow looks with my skin-tone (I never wear yellow), I was quite excited to wear this blouse for Eid-ul-Adha and paired it with a black skinny, black ankle boot and black coat that I already had. This blouse for me, would fall under an ‘extra’ category which means that, while it is not a base colour, its still a great and versatile piece to own and would work well in all seasons.
Over the next few posts, I will be sharing some of my other top picks from Poetry and showing other ways as to how I have been styling the jeans, blouse and heels.
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Images by Lucia Petschnig