When it comes to seasonal fashion most women suffer from angst and confusion.

Building a wardrobe to contain outfits you love, head to toe, can be a science.

What to wear, and when?

With the Fall/Winter season upon us it’s so easy to look smart at this time of the year. How wonderful it feels when ideas and plans come together in such harmony. When a wool coat looks just right with those boot-cut pants, or when the splurge-worthy shoes elevate a plum pencil skirt.

Here are some classic basics and ideas that can be combined into fresh and fabulous, smart outfits that can take you from a corporate meeting to an evening soirée effortlessly:

Classic knee-length winter coat 

Casual all-weather jacket or a trench coat 

Wool blazer 

Non-seasonal wool pantsuit 

A-line or kick-pleat skirt 

Pencil or straight skirt 

Boot-cut black pants

Flat-front wool trousers

Chinos or cords

Jacket to match skirt and pants

Work dress

Jersey wrap dress

Little black dress

Jeans: one dressy and one casual

Turtleneck, V-neck, crew, and cardigan sweater

White and black shirts

Lightweight, chiffon, or silk blouse for evening (layer it!)

Knee boots and ankle boots

Ballet flats

Black pumps and kitten heels

Roomy work tote or hobo

Structured handbag

Evening clutch

Add to these your jewelry, accessories, scarves, and gloves, and you’re ready to welcome fall and winter seamlessly and with confidence.

This excerpt was taken from Your Body, Your Style by Rani St. Pucchi. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

© Rani St. Pucchi, 2018

Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning Couture Fashion Designer, a Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, a Speaker, an Inspirational Coach and a Trainer. Her recent TEDx talk: Is Your Body Image Holding You Back has received worldwide acclaim. Rani’s #1 International Bestselling Books, Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter Your Body Type ; The SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; and Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams are available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles.

For more information on Rani please visit www.ranistpucchi.com