What’s in Katrina’s Closet?
Staples Fit for Every Style
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a penchant for dresses. While I’ve gotten older and my taste has expanded, I’m definitely still drawn to feminine looks—but you won’t just find dresses hanging in my closet! From a slew of blazers to colorful accessories, there are a few personal staples that make up my wardrobe. Rather than conform to what you think you should always have handy, I think it’s much more important to build your staples around your sense of style. Here are some staples from my personal closet I can’t live without.
I must admit, I have a slight obsession with blazers –but lucky they are on-trend right now! A great jacket in the right proportions can really tie a whole look together. From colorful jackets to cropped jackets that I wear over dresses, I have found so many ways to update this personal staple.
The Black Dress
I may be born and raised in NY, but you would never know it if you peeked inside my colorful closet! While I am not a fan of the ‘we only wear black’ stereotype, there is a reason why the little black dress has never gone out of style– it’s SO practical. Whether I have a cocktail party to go to for work at the last minute or I’m attending a family affair, the little black dress has never let me down. I recommend opting for something more demure, like the below dress on the left, so it can work in a variety of settings.
While color seems to be everywhere lately, I’ve always believed that a pop of color or a fun print is the best way to update your look—it’s also a great way to break up a basic get-up if your style is on the classic side. For those who may think it’s a fleeting trend, I couldn’t disagree with you more– a red bag or even hair piece will never go out of style!
Honestly, I would belt my pajamas if I could! Not only do I think that a belt can really finish off an outfit, but I like the way it defines my waist. Belts and sashes aren’t just for basic outfits, either. Sometimes it’s nice to dress up a basic trench or LBD with something feminine and unexpected, like this embellished option.
A great party dress
I love having an excuse to throw on a fun and sexy dress – who doesn’t?! If you’re looking for a new frock, I recommend sticking to a silhouette that really flatters your figure, so whenever you throw it on you feel confident and ready to dance the night away. This is a great party dress, and the embellished detailing makes it a perfect option for holiday dressing.