As we head into the Spring shopping season, everyone wants a little something new that feels upbeat and current. Here are my suggestions for wardrobe essentials...those must haves that will take you anywhere. Keep these from season to season and change things up with trendier less expensive items that will carry you through. Shop your closet first and put looks together that you like and then think about what you may be missing or what you just can't live without. Add statement jewelry or some bright lipstick and a fun heel to your basics to make them feel anything but basic. Buy quality basic pieces that you love with a timeless feel and you will keep them for many years!
Leather Pants - Choose a classic pair that you'll keep forever. Basic Flat Loafers - Every woman needs a neutral pair that will go with most everything. Leopard or red are good choices as are the more obvious black or tan. Leather Jacket - Whether basic black or a great color, this is an essential staple. Versatile Sunglasses - Since sunglasses are a necessity, choose a stylish pair that won't clash with jewelry. White Blouse - A crisp cotton or silk blouse is a necessity, a stripe is always nice as well. Simple Gold or Silver Bracelet - this will dress up everything from jeans to your LBD.
Black Blazer - perfect with jeans, tee shirts, leather pants...wear it anytime you want to look more polished. Black Bootie - Opt for a heel that will work for day or evening. This is different for everyone! Little Black Dress - every woman need a LBD to dress up or down. A sheath is a good style for most people. Lip Gloss - Not really for your wardrobe, but definitely an icing on the cake essential! Neutral Leather Pump - These will go with everything in your closet and can be worn all year. Clutch Handbag - This accessory is a must...again, choose one that is versatile enough to be dressed up or down.
Leopard Print Bag - Choose a cross body bag that's large enough to hold your essentials when travelling. You'll be surprised how versatile leopard bags are! Other options here and here. Medium Wash Jeans - choose the fit depending on the look you're going for. Cardigan Sweater - Layer this with everything - over a button down, with leather pants and a silk shirt, or tie it around your waist with a tee (shorter cardigan here). Basic White Tee - more options here and here! There are so many to choose from! Espadrille Sandal - This shoe is great with summer dresses, shorts and jeans. These are also fabulous! Neutral Eye Shadow Palette - Ok this isn't really a wardrobe essential, but it's essential! Denim Jacket - dark or medium wash, a jean jacket always looks stylish when it's styled properly. Fashionable Sneakers - throw these on with anything from jeans to a skirt or shorts in the summer. More and funkier options here and here. Gold Earrings - hoops or something simple that goes with everything.
I've taken the leather pants, basic black bootie, white tee and denim jacket from above and added fun red sunglasses and an adorable red bag for a simple Valentine's Day outfit. More affordable options here and here.
I've been trying to clean out my closet and pair down to just basics. It's not the easiest thing, but I'm making progress! Spring cleaning I guess! Hope you all have a great week! Thanks so much for reading!