Two of my smartest wardrobe investments actually cost about $200 each: J Brand skinny jeans and a J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer. While I’ve had these particular J Brand’s for nearly six years, I’ve hoarded on a plethora of other colors ever since. These bottoms are not only extremely figure-flattering, yet they work wonderfully with an array of tops and can easily be dressed up or down for many occasions. Here, I’m wearing the J’s with a red J.Crew Schoolboy blazer and metallic H&M t-shirt. This casually chic motif looks sophisticated for day, yet it’s exquisite for night too. Overall, J.Crew is definitely my ‘go-to’ for all wardrobe basics, it’s indefinitely stocked on high-quality and well-tailored items that are timeless– to render countless ensembles. However the Schoolboy blazer’s distinct fit always sharpens any look, plus it’s available in many colors and materials every season. On top of being the best cut blazer, the Schoolboy’s golden crest-detailed buttons and pocketed front strengthen its richness. For a fun kick, I took a walk on the wild side in fierce Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print calf hair ankle boots. Despite the wind making my hair an untamable mess, I topped-off my outfit by sporting Illesteva shades to add a contemporary touch!