So, Susie…What’s your method for putting together a great outfit?

This is my own little trick for easy dressing — and it’s almost always guaranteed to produce a great result. When helping people in the dressing room, I always start by getting the jean or trouser that fits perfectly. Currently I’ve been choosing black to start with. Then I find a great layering piece, usually a blouse, also in black, which creates a solid foundation or “backdrop” for the other pieces.

Once this comes together, along with a shoe I love, we start trying on jackets, cardigans or the third pieces as we say. From there the final details are added and before you know it, your outfit is brilliant!

As you can see by the style snaps below, it’s the accessories and the jacket that become the most important pieces.

1. Joie Anasophia Tie Silk Blazer

2. Joie Bramy Tank

3. PAIGE Transcend – Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans

4. Yves Saint Laurent ‘La Laque Couture’ Night 54 Fall Collection Nail Lacquer

5. CULT GAIA Small Ark Bamboo Handbag

6. MERCEDES CASTILLO Paulina Mule Sandal

Susie Wright of The Susie Wright Project is the quintessential stylist. She weaves her well-honed creativity into everything she does – whether it’s styling her clients’ wardrobes, recommending beauty products and procedures, decorating her beautiful home, or buying gifts for her dear friends and loved ones. She especially has a unique sense for transforming women of our certain age so that we look fresh and polished and not overdone. Make sure you follow her on instagram to get more inspiration and ideas: @susie.wright

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