June 19, 2017

10 basic clothing items you should have in your closet.

Before you can be a "trendy" fashionista, you must have a buildable basic wardrobe.  A wardrobe that you can mix and match for any occasion and be considered fashionable.

Beginning with the casual basics, the jeans.
Personally, if you can afford to have more than one pair of jeans, I'd say get a total of five.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Modern Fit Bootcut JeansJ BRAND 'Sadey' Straight Leg JeansIvanka Trump Denim Skinny Jeans in Black (Black) Women's JeansAg Jeans skinny jeansMichael Michael Kors Izzy Cropped Skinny Jeans
Most will argue that you only need two to begin the basic casual wardrobe.  But, I think that have different shades of blue, not only allows for more options, but sometimes the basic light jean isn't as office casual as the black and dark blue jean.  Personally, the light blue is more of a shopping or casual clubbing affair.  Because you are fashion forward people, you already know that you can pair white jeans with any shirt or blouse on the spectrum for a fresh, cool summer look. Well, what about neutral?  Come on now, you know that is a basic color that again, matches with anything.  Options, people options.

Next up, the White T-Shirt and the Black T-Shirt.
SheIn(sheinside) Black And White 2PCS Ribbed Knit T-shirt SetUsing the photos of jeans above as a guideline, you can match both colors with either of the jeans for any casual affair.  Wear either t-shirt with each pair of jeans for ultra casual look or add a blazer or jacket, belt, high heels and accessories and you are ready to paint the town.

Ellery Oversized cotton-poplin wrap shirt
Got a long oversized white cotton shirt? Well, you need one in your life.   Depending on the length, you can wear alone as a dress or over your best pair of fitted jeans or black pants (we'll get to the black pants in  a minute).

Dolce & Gabbana fitted blazerCharlotte Russe Zipper-Trim Collarless Blazer
Earlier I wrote that your jeans paired with a t-shirt and a blazer can make any occasion special. So that is why the next item on my list are blazers.  Blazers are here to stay-- Yay!  Dress them up with heels, dress or skirt and blouse for your office attire. Not your cup of tea?  Dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt and sneakers.
Ann Taylor Textured Newbury Blazer

Broom! Broom! Errrrrrrrrrrr!  Yep! You guessed it.  Motorcycle jacket.  Better know as the "Moto" jacket.  Everyone needs one.  Who doesn't want to look cool?  For the tough, casual fiend, you must
have the moto.  Preferably, in black, white or tan and oh the silver is hot too!River Island Tan faux leather biker jacketGUESS Virgo Moto JacketMarc New York By Andrew Marc Whitney Washed Leather Moto Jacket

Tailored pants and pencil skirts are a must for office attire. If funds are limited, might I suggest to purchase in black and/or white, but if you can both are ideal.

Givenchy ankle length tailored trousersJoseph Ribkoff Skirt Style 171081

The tailored pants and skirts can't complete the workplace attire without a good pair of mid to high heels.  If you have a pair of patent leather heels, you are ahead of the rest of the fashion heads.  You can pair it with any of the outfits to wow the crowd.

Pre-owned Manolo Blahnik Patent Leather HeelsPre-owned Dior Patent Leather HeelsPre-owned Prada Patent Leather Heels
You know that you can't wear heels all day long right?  This is when you have to get you a decent pair of flats. Any color will suffice.  But I would say get a neutral or nude.  It matches any attire well. When you switch  your heels to flats you will still look fab!

Charlotte Russe Chainlink Pointed Toe FlatsWomen's Summit 'Kamora' Pointy Toe Flat

For the extreme casual chica like me, you love sneakers!  Who doesn't love comfort?  All you need is that great pair of sneakers to get you going.

ADIDAS RAF SIMONS Stan Smith Raf Simons SneakersVans White OG Classic Slip-On SneakersConverse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Low Top Sneaker - White, Size 4.5m/6.5w
Now, remember, these are just the basics.  You can build your basics by adding other items such as "trendy" fashions. But, honey you are all good to go without the extras for now.


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