We know there’s a gazillion lists out there telling us what to be on the look out for in 2015 (the best lipsticks, shoes, consume, consume!) But what about a sincere list of essentials that has nothing to do with endorsing endless lists that will eventually overwhelm us all?
Listen, we know there’s no easy fix to the relentless style options floating around us-BUT, if you stick to the essentials it will be that much easier to focus on the FUN in 2015.
Now, let’s get to the Fun!
Here’s our TOP 15 FOR 2015 STYLE ESSENTIALS
1. THE TOTE/CLUTCH
Rain or Shine, April or October, an over-sized unisex tote or clutch will get your through the year in seamless NYC style.
2. THE NUDE/NEUTRAL EVERYDAY PUMP
Chlo Leather Pumps in Dune
Are best in show for 2015? The SOLO 2 Wireless
4. The ALL WHITE Look
You curate it, you construct, guaranteed to be a year-round show-stopper. Don’t be afraid to break the rules. This will when turn heads even in the middle of freezing February.
5. THE LAYERING PIECE
Especially if you live in colder climates, investing in a good sweater is a must. In muted gray, this color-block pullover is a refreshing alternative to a basic solid. Brought to you by ICB of course! Available Now at Shop Nouvelles
6. That ONE Pair of Earrings You Can’t Live Without
Gaia Repossi’s seamless, and futuristic take on the year-round earcuff has us TOTALLY enthralled!
7. A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE
Ours? Well, we cheated. We have three! Were slavishly following the scent of Unisex, Winter Nights, Fall Mornings, and Rainy Springtime Days with all three Comme Des Garconnes Monocle Fragrances.
8. That ONE PAIR of Black Boots
Whether it’s Fall, Winter, or a jaunt into Early Spring; bootie, ankle boot, or thigh-high..it simply doesn’t matter. Make sure they’re black, they’re popping style, and able to get you through the day.
9. THE STATEMENT PIECE
Whether it’s purple lipstick, a bright-colored trench, special occasion shoes waiting for you in the closet…be brave! Go after whatever your heart truly desires. FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD every day of the year!
10. THE WHITE COTTON DRESS SHIRT
It’s the epitome of minimalist perfection. When done right, this piece will time travel beyond your wildest dreams…and your closet.
11. THE PERFECT PAIR OF SHADES
A must, must, must, for any ICB NYC girl facing the elements. Our favorites for 2015? Anything by Steven Alan Optical’s Resort Collection.
12. THE GO-TO NAIL POLISH COLOR
Go Ahead. Ask for that promotion, get your driver’s license, and splurge on that next signature piece…with confidence and style. You deserve it.
14. SENSE OF HUMOR
Some days are going to be tough, and some days you just aren’t going to get it right. LAUGH at yourself! It will get you through the tough times that much easier. Oh, and a sense of humor NEVER goes out of style.
15. MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC
DONT. EVER. LEAVE. HOME. WITHOUT. THE. MUSIC. - Ana Roman