There are so many wardrobe must-have lists out there, so it can be hard to know where to start and what you really should get. Let’s face it, everyone has different style, and if you’re looking for what they’re wearing in Vogue this might not be for you! I love sharing pieces that are classic yet cozy, stylish yet simple, and a pop of fun! Odds are you’ve already got a closet at home that’s spilling over, but here are my top five items to complete your closet!
1- THE PERFECT JEANS. Every woman needs a pair of jeans she feels good in and fit like a glove! I love them high-waisted, a length that comes right past your ankle (to either cuff with flats or tuck into a boot), a little stretch to help them keep shape throughout the day, and well-placed, flattering pockets. My favorite for dressed down, casual are LEVIS 721 or BLANK NYC, and for a more dressed up look, MADEWELL.
2- A CLASSIC WHITE TEE. So simple, yet so chic. Throw it on with jean shorts, a cute necklace, and a messy bun in the summer and you’ll not only look cute but also feel so comfortable! Or in the winter, layer it with your favorite cardigan and jeans, so many options! You’ll definitely get your moneys worth out of this one. You want a tee like the one from GAP that’s thick enough fabric, a straight silhouette that hits at the hips.
3- LBD. Yep, that infamous little black dress! But don’t think super fancy, silky, small straps, can’t breathe… think more along the lines of versatile! This ruched body-con dress from Nordstrom is perfection. Easily dress it up for a wedding or special event with heels and nice jewelry, or wear it casual with sneakers or sandals for brunch or shopping with the girls. The options are endless with this, and it’s ever so forgiving, so you’ll always look forward to putting this baby on!
4- STATEMENT MULES. Stay with me here when I tell you in leopard print. I know for some of you mules aren’t your jam, and especially in a pattern. You might just need to trust me on this one, here’s why. The second you slip them on and your whole outfit will be elevated with little effort, they are considered a neutral and will go with almost everything, the pointed toe is super flattering, and hello.. they’re slip on! The Halogen ones I purchased have been sold out, but I’ll keep you posted on restock, but here’s a very similar style by COLE HAAN that are sure to be super comfy! If you’re still not sold on animal print, my other favs are by CHINESE LAUNDRY and are a soft peach with metal accents.
5- BLACK LEGGINGS. In particular, FAUX LEATHER SPANX! They are so comfortable, move with you, but look like a million bucks!! I don’t recommend you purchase these for workout wear, since they’re designed for athleisure wear. They run true to size, although some of the other styles you do typically want to size up in (including the popular camo print). These will hands down be one of your new favorite non-workout leggings, period!
Adding a few staple pieces can make picking out your next outfit so much easier, and also so much more fun!