When I was growing up, there were strict rules for matching outfits. For instance, navy + black = do not match. Brown + black = do not match. Shoes + purse = should definitely match.
The rules have loosened since then, or at least I hope they have, because today I wore black + navy + brown + unmatched shoes and purse. Fashion disaster! :)
These three items have been in constant rotation this week. The coat is warm but not bulky, the snakeskin ballet flats match almost everything, and the purse is the perfect medium size for everyday use.
Coat: J. Crew // Sweater: J.Crew // Top: J. Crew // Jeans: Talbots // Flats: J. Crew // Purse: Ann Taylor // Necklace: Talbots (worn doubled up)