When building a fun and functional closet there are some basics that are much needed for everyday life! No matter your age, demographic or job, these basics cann pull you through life. Now, I will start with the bottom basics meaning pants!

I am a strong believer that you can rule the world in a black pant! This is why I feel that at least three styles can pull you through:

1. A basic black slack : this can be a straight leg or slight boot cut. Something to dress up a blouse or wear to work (where fitting). You can take this pant to a funeral or straight to the rehearsal dinner of your friends wedding with a silk wrap top and pumps. (ex. Lafayette Men’s wear pant)

2. The wide- leg :. A wide leg looks amazing on most women. Many can pull off the look and do not even know it. This style is your ode to the fashion forward women in the aviator era. It is your go-to pant for an updated Woodstock revival. It is the pant you pull out with the crisp white blouse and the statement belt and shoe. This pant is figure flattering on most and for those ladies slightly vertically challenged pair it with the highest platform heel you can find and reduce the flare!

3. The last pant is the skinny. This pant is a  high priority pant. It is the pant you need for tunic tops and long chunky sweaters. For fall pair this pant with a tall boot or cuff it up for a bootie or pump. This pant will keep you modern and updated.  Some of my fav versions is a black jean jegging (premium denim please), that has some weight to it for minimal leg-dimple exposure (for those who apply). Joes jeans, citizens and Nydj all have great variations.

A legging could fall under this category but beware it is really a piece of thicker hosiery and should be worn as such, ie under a skirt, dress, long sweater, tunic top or shorts. Keep it classy ladies, remember, no one wants to see your butt and feminine areas all out and about……well at least not must women on the street……