Elevated Basics with Jessica Torres

Fashion reporter Jess Torres of “I Heart My Body” is dedicated to debunking plus-size fashion myths. With an experimental style and a dare-to-wear attitude, Jess shows us how to take three wardrobe staples to the next level. Reboot your classics with a modern twist using her tips below.

Look 1Basic Blacks Rebooted
“A pop of color adds flair to any basic black wardrobe staple. I paired this black Carmakoma jacket with a bright blue turtleneck to make it stand out. I also layered a couple of necklaces and did a top knot bun for added texture and interest.”

DSC_6136 DSC_6063_cropped (1) City Chic Button Up Skirt in Black and Carmakoma Uso Blazer

Look 2: Modern Denim
“One of my favorite ways to style jeans is to pair with a denim shirt. The ‘Canadian tuxedo’ is the perfect way to mix things up. Shoes and accessories in luxe fabrics like suede and fur take this from casual to chic.”

DSC_6243 DSC_6263 Style & Co Baby Dots Denim Shirt

Look 3: Sweater Dress-ed Up
“Sweater dresses are very utilitarian, they just need to keep you warm! I elevated this striped one with a thigh-high suede boot to make it feel like a piece I can wear from desk to dinner.”

DSC_6379 DSC_6391 Eloquii Striped Sweater Dress with Button Detail

Thanks for your tips, Jess! For more of Jess, you can find “I Heart My Body” on Facebook and follow her great style on Instagram. Love her style? Closet from her curated collection of Gwynnie Bee favorites. 

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