We're currently in outfit-planning mode for Fashion Week, and while we can promise some more daring looks to make an appearance, there's nothing like a classic styling approach to keep things polished, effortless, and, most importantly, really easy — as in, crisp white pointed-collar blouse and black skinny jeans easy. Plus, it's one of those no-fail color combos that happens to be universally flattering and always in season. Thus, we're taking cues from some of our favorite street-style fixtures (think Emmanuelle Alt and Kate Moss), and sticking to the refined basics — all with a punchy shoe twist, of course. You can tuck in your blouse (or do the half-tuck thing), and if it's really cold, then layer up with a gray wool sweater and your Winter coat. Leave it to the accessories to make a little splash, and let the rest of the outfit be proof of your understatedly chic style.
Shop looks, from left to right: Mango Pleated Sheer Skirt ($25, originally $50), J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Twill Skinny Jeans ($175), J.Crew Valentina Mirror Metallic Pumps ($238); Peter Jensen Pintuck Insert Collar Shirt ($238), Topshop Moto Black Skinny Leigh Jeans ($76), Aldo Romelia Pumps ($65, originally $80); Club Monaco Bernice Shirt ($130), Citizens of Humanity Elson Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($180), Zara Black and White Combination Heels ($80)