The One Hundred

“Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and everytime you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself.”

~ Nina Garcia in The One Hundred

The One Hundred

A little over a year or so ago, I was in an absolute style rut: I’ve always loved shopping, but I found myself wearing – and buying – the same items of clothing in the same ways over and over again. I had very little idea of what my true personal style was, and although I dog-eared inspiring looks in fashion magazines all the time, I wasn’t sure exactly how I (the non-runway model, non-Hollywood actress, non-troubled R&B/pop megastar, etc. :-) ) wanted to dress. Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred helped me to assemble a wardrobe of classic basics and fun extras, but more importantly, the book inspired me to think about my own personal faves and must-haves.

In completely random order, here are my One Hundred (in parentheses after NG’s if the pieces are not identical), and like Ms. Garcia says of her list: “I have adapted and edited each item on this list to suit my style, my body, my personality. I hope you will do the same.”

~ J&S (May 2013)

This list and links will be updated as new pieces are posted.

A-line Dress (Tailored Dress)

Animal Print

Ankle Bootie (Chunky Heel)

Aviators

Ballet Flat

Bangles

Belts

Bikini

Blackberry (iPhone)

Black Opaque Tights

Blazer

Boyfriend Cardigan

Brooch (Scarves)

Cable Knit Sweater (Fisherman’s Sweater)

Caftan

Camel Coat

Cape (Camo)

Cashmere Sweater

Charm Bracelet

Clutch

Cocktail Ring (Anchors)

Converse

Cosmetics Bag

Cowboy Boots

Cuff

Denim Jacket

Diamond Studs

Driving Shoe (Penny Loafers)

Espadrilles (Gingham)

Evening Gown (Cocktail Dress)

Exotic Skin Bag (Crossbody Bag)

Fishnets (Plaid)

Frye Harness Boot (Slouchy Boots)

Fur (Denim Vest)

Gentlemen’s Hat

Gloves

Havaianas

Hobo Bag

Hoop Earrings

Investment Bag

iPod

Jeans

Jewelry Pouches (Compact Mirror)

Khakis

Knee Boots

Leather Pants

Lingerie*

Little Black Dress

Little White Dress

L.L. Bean Tote

Luggage

Mad Money

Man’s White Shirt

Mary Janes

Minnetonka Moccasin (Buffalo Check Shirt)

Missoni Knit (Classic Burberry Scarf)

Monogrammed Stationery

Motorcycle Jacket

Nail Polish (color, neutral)

Old Concert T-Shirt

One-Piece Swimsuit (Swimsuit Cover-Up)

Pajamas

Peacoat

Pearl Necklace (“Happy” Jewelry)

Pencil Skirt

Perfume

Plain White Tee (Mixed Prints)

Polo Shirt

Pucci (Argyle)

Push-Up Bra*

Quality Champagne (Wine Glasses)

Red Lipstick

Robe

Safari Jacket

Sandals

Sarong (Tailored Shorts)

Signet Ring

Silk Scarf

Slippers (Socks)

Spanx (High Waist Jeans)

Statement Necklace

Stilettos

Striped Sailor Shirt

Suit

Sunhat

Trench

Turquoise & Coral Jewelry (Gray Sweaters)

Tuxedo Jacket

Umbrella

Underwear*

Valid Passport

Vans (Tretorn)

Vintage

Watch

Wayfarers

Wellington Boot (Bean Boots)

Wide Leg Trousers

Wrap Dress (Striped Button Down)

Yoga Gear (Workout Clothes)

Zippered Hoodie

*While I agree wholeheartedly that these are essential components of the modern woman’s wardrobe, I try to keep it squeaky-clean here at J&S, so I am replacing these pieces with three other must-haves :-)