We asked five fashion forward New Jersey mamas to share their must-have style staple. Here’s what we could all use in our closets.
Why it’s a must: If you’re dressed down for the day, a sparkly earring adds glam to step up a casual look.
How to wear it: The best part of a fabulous accessory is that it can go with anything. Wear it with cashmere joggers, a T-shirt and faux fur coat for running around during the day, leather trousers with a fun top and heels at night or, my personal favorite, a caftan and turban!
—Teggy French, New Vernon
CEO, Teggy French LLC; Co-owner, French & Ford Jewelry
T Tahari Leopard-Print Knit Blazer, $118.80 (sale price)
Why it’s a must: It’s a neutral that can be dressed up for a night out or worn as a layering piece during the day.
How to wear it: Tone it down with a white T-shirt, denim and sneakers, or throw it on top of a black dress or a pair of polished trousers.
—Priya Virmani, Short Hills
Personal Stylist, Privée By Priya
Faux Fur Scarf
A New Day Faux Fur Oblong Scarf, $19.99
Why it’s a must: It keeps you warm while adding a bit of glam to any outfit.
How to wear it: For an everyday street style, wear it over a chunky, cozy sweater with a moto jacket, jeans, sneakers and a beanie. For a chic look, wear it with white skinny jeans, a thin black turtleneck and over-the-knee boots. Wear it to a holiday party over a pretty dress: Drape it on just one shoulder and secure it with a statement brooch.
—Karen Leano, Sparta, Fashion/Lifestyle Expert, Paris and a Latte
TV Host as seen on E!, Bravo, Pix 11 and Yahoo! Lifestyle
Why it’s a must: A belt is a smart way to not only hold things in place, but to elevate a look by adding a tailored feel.
How to wear it: Think of it more as an accessory than for functional fit. Choose a belt with a signature buckle to bring out other gold or silver tones in your outfit. When added to a flowing dress or structured blazer, a belt can change the focus of your look.
—Jessica Lisboa, Edgewater
Founder and Editor, This Season’s Gold
Why it’s a must: Fashion meets function for slippery, icy streets while also giving you comfort for the long haul.
How to wear it: Put aside your tried-and-true leather boots and let a pair of funky and fun laceups be the star. They add spice to faux leather leggings with oversized shirts, and make skinny jeans and a cozy sweater feel modern and fresh.