The Other Big Ben: 3 Tips For The Perfect Classic Outfit


I decided to wear a classic outfit to meet Big Ben (I wanted to impress him after all). 

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THE LOOK | cashmere turtleneck (under $100!), floral topper (sold out, similar here, here, and here), skinny jeans, loafers, celine sunglasses, celine bag, red lip – dragon girl

A little fun fact (which many of you might know already): I’m a HUGE Steelers fan. So I titled this post, “The Other Big Ben”, because of Big Ben Roethlisberger. Moving right along…

These are my favorite pictures from London. We decided to go for sunset (because I really, really, really wanted this photo), and it ended up being the most perfect time to go. Granted, it was a bit crowded, but so worth it. As I mentioned before, I wanted to wear my most classic outfit for the location. And at this moment, this stunning red topper is one of my favorite pieces to go with a classic outfit. Unfortunately, it’s from a few months ago, but I’ve found a few similar pieces: here, here, and here.

There are a few tips and tricks I have when it comes to creating the perfect classic outfit:

Stick to your basics.

There’s nothing better than pieces that you can wear over and over and over again. To me, those types of pieces are so essential to your wardrobe. For example, I’ve owned this button down (yes, I know it’s a boys’ shirt, I get the biggest size offered) for almost 6 years, and even have multiple ones to rotate through. Although I don’t wear them super frequently (or as much as I did in college), I do love knowing that I have them in my closet. I also consider my skinny jeans part of my classic outfit essentials. Why? When I’m in doubt with what pants to wear, most of the time, my skinny jeans come to the rescue. If you’re looking for a distressed skinny pair, these are my absolute FAVORITES. I also just picked up these jeggings, so I’ll let you know how they work!

Don’t overthink it.

Since you’re going to be using your basic pieces to create a classic outfit, you might think your outfit is “basic”. If you go out of the house with a white button down, some skinny jeans, and loafers, I think you’re good to go. I meant it when I said these loafers were the perfect addition to my collection in yesterday’s post. Here I’m pairing it with a more classic outfit as opposed to those bright and trendy pieces from my previous outfit. I definitely want to get my point across about how versatile they are!

And if you do overthink it, add something to make it pop.

Okay, fine. We all do it. We put on a classic outfit and think it’s not enough. If that’s the case, I’d add an item that pops. Just like this outfit. When my coat was off, I was wearing a cashmere turtleneck and skinny jeans…which is actually a pretty normal look for me. Obviously when I put this coat on, it really made the look pop. Whether you add a fun handbag or colorful shoes to your classic outfit, just know that the basic pieces are so important!


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 photos by allie provost
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  • Elle

    By far my favorite look of yours ever! That jacket is everything. Stay warm today lady!
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Ah, thank you, Elle! Xx I didn’t leave the apartment once 😉 Hope you were warm too!

  • Elizabeth Oliveto

    Loving the pops of red! So pretty!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Xx

  • That jacket is amazing!! These are such great pictures… Looks like you’re having a great time over there!

    Brittany 🙂
    http://www.kingdomofsequins.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Ah, thank you! It was a great time!

  • Fabiana Aguilar Fernandez

    Just discovered your blog!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

    Lovely outfit and that light on the background it's simply perfect 😀

    http://www.lacaleya.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, welcome!!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Fabiana! Xx

  • Girlll you belong in London! Such great photos and that jacket is beyond gorgeous!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • Dana Mannarino

      It was a great time for sure, but I love NYC too much 😉 Thank you so much, Tess! Xx

  • You look SO flawless gal! I love this look on you!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, thanks my friend! Xx

  • Ashlee

    Perfect pop of color for ole Ben! Love the red lip too!

    – Ashlee | http://www.cobaltchronicles.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Big Ben deserved a pop of color 😉 Thanks, Ashlee! Xx

  • Nicole Ntumba

    I think I’ll have to add this look to my top 10 faves of yours since I’ve started following PCP. This is fabulous, effortless, and just perfection! <3

    • Dana Mannarino

      Awww, thank you, Nicole! So glad you like this look! Xx

  • That coat is absolutely STUNNING! You look fabulous!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you! I’m so happy I scooped it up! Xx

  • vaishali verma

    I love the coat and the way you have matched your lipper shade to same. It is giving pop to this look.
    Very pretty.
    Vaishali

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you! Love a good red lip! Xx

  • Loving this look from head to toe! That jacket is killer.

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com/

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Taylor! Xx

  • I am so in love with your photos! The lighting is so perfect! Your coat is so fun and bold too! Something I would totally wear! I soooo want to visit London one day. 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/runway-rogue-lipsticks/

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Chloe! It was THE best time to go for photos! You need to make it over there, it’s so beautiful!

  • Vera Sawicki

    Stunning photos, you look incredible!!!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, thank you Vera! Xx

  • I have many a questions. 1. A classic for Big Ben BUT not the Queen..? I can’t. Also, how did you hop up there? I would have fallen right over. Oh and you look nice too I guess.

    Yours truly and your favorite,
    http://www.livelaughlinda.com