Today's Pick, Jason Wu's Striped Sweater & How to Wear It

I love it when the two worlds of What to Wear & How to Wear It come together, especially in one little fashion post. Today's inspiration comes courtesy of Jason Wu and one super-impressive striped sweater. See what I'm talking about below. Here's what to wear:

Jason Wu Striped Crochet-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater

And now it's on to how to wear it:

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source:  Jason Wu Striped Crochet-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), Mother Denim High Waist Skinny Jean (www.farfetch.com), See By Chloe Cuffed High Heel Sandals (www.shopbop.com), Deux Lux Empire Strikes Back Convertible Backpack (www.boutiquetoyou.com), Judy Geib Gold Large Squash Hoop Earrings (www.barneys.com), Hervé Van Der Straeten 24-Karat Gold-Plated Cuff (www.net-a-porter.com)

Like I mentioned earlier, it isn't just about what to wear, it's all about how to wear it. Do you wear about an eighth of what's actually hanging in your closet, a. because you don't know what you have back there, b. because you don't know how to wear what you do have, or c. because you don't have the time or brain power at six in the morning to figure it out (I guess I should put a d. all of the above)? You're not alone.

Never ask, 'what am I going to wear?' again by getting on the list my clients have already discovered, the What to Wear Weekly Lookbook list. Check it all out, and see what you get for under $20, or just click away to get some Lookbook inspiration:

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There's always more shopping where that comes from, the Wu sweater is just the appetizer. See what other shopping courses are lining the walls of our happy place, the StyleShaker Closet:

 

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Top 10 Shopping List | Boots to Bangles

Check out the Latest Top 10 Shopping List, Covering all things from Burgundy Suede Boots to Leather Wrapped Bangles

It's all about simplifying the shopping process via an uber-edited list of favorites pulled from the top shopping sites out there. I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect piece when it comes to filling out the personalized virtual shopping lists of my clients. Along the way I inevitably discover amazing merch that deserves it's rightful cameo, whether it's on my own personal shopping list, or The StyleShaker's.

Today's picks cover everything, from a Liebeskind canvas hobo that belongs in your everyday accessory artillery, to a mini-satchel from J. Crew that keeps things polished, yet totally approachable.  I love a good list, and in my world, simplified shopping is a must, so meet the perfect marriage of both concepts in the weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) Top 10 Shopping List...Scroll away and then shop with the links below:

 

 

Shop: 1. Liebeskind Amelie Hobo (www.shirise.com), 2. Enzo Angiolini Yabbo Platform Boots (www.lordandtaylor.com), 3. Equipment Liam Contrast Tee in Fawn (www.forwardforward.com), 4. Mih Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans (www.shopbop.com), 5. Reiss Belle Jumper (www.reiss.com), 6. House of Harlow 1960 Navy Triangle Hoop Earrings (www.boutiquetoyou.com), 7. Splendid Slub-Jersey T-shirt (www.net-a-porter.com), 8. Giles & Brother Cortina Cuff (www.net-a-porter.com), 9. B Brian Atwood Fortosa Ankle Boot  (www.jildorshoes.com), 10. J.Crew Telegram Mini-Satchel (www.j.crew.com)

These are just 10 hand-picked finds to wet the shopping appetite. There's something for everyone, but just incase nothing strikes your style fancy, take a minute to keep the shopping momentum going and find more favorites edited and selected weekly, from handbags to chunky monkey sweaters, all lining the walls of our Virtual StyleShaker Closet:

The Top 10 have been listed off for your viewing pleasure. Check every one of them off and then continue on to more when it comes to what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop.

How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans Courtesy of Current/Elliott

How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans from Current/Elliott in 5 Steps

The pop color pant (or in this case, corduroy jean) is not going to be a thing of the past for at least another season, so hold on to what you've got or get in on a more Fall-centric version, i.e. the bold red corduroy jean from Current/Elliot. Never one to encourage shopping for the sake of accumulation, I highly recommend shopping your closet  for alternatives first, but if you're coming up short or black or beige even, it's time to buckle down and bring a new shade from the color spectrum into your closet by shopping Our Closet.

The foundation and inspiration behind it all is a pair of skinny corduroy jeans. The natural next step is figuring out how to wear them. Sounds simple, contrary to the daunting scenario of standing in-front of your closet at 8am with the phrase, 'I have nothing to wear,' rolling around in your head. No worries. That's why The StyleShaker is here. The work is done for you. Here's one transitional take on how to pull the look off below:

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1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse (www.shoplesnouvelles.com)  2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans (www.net-a-porter.com)  3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe (www.zara.com)  4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings (www.endless.com)  5. Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring (www.mytheresa.com)

So, I'm looking at the shop-by-number montage and realizing how 'patriotic' these picks are, but it's more about proportions than color to start with. The skinny leg jean calls for some volume on top, and what better to bring that than a silk striped blouse from Equipment? In keeping the look somewhere right between Summer and Fall, the shoe stayed neutral and classic with a court pump from Zara.

Tying the loose ends together and polishing things off are a reflective stone statement ring from YSL and Belle Noel earrings that pack a lot of look into hoops. Done and done. Well, almost.

1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse

2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans

3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe

4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings

5.  Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring

Quick recap: You know what to wear, how to wear it, where to shop, check, check, and check. Now it's time to think about what you're going to do in it, the best part. It's time to consider where those skinny red jeans will take you.

How about a Saturday lunch with old friends that turns into a marathon conversation and slides slowly,  right into dinner. No one notices the time though. Above you, a glass ceiling, below you, a table covered with half-full wine glasses, and surrounding you, the best part, friends you only see once or twice a year, but when you do, it's as if ten years never passed.

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