Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 10 Essentials to Building a Wardrobe!

Building a Wardrobe.....

Long sleeve blouse
£75 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Jane Norman short shirt
€7 - janenorman.co.uk

Madewell denim jean jacket
$118 - madewell.com

Black and white blazer
£25 - dressrail.com

HUGO knee length pencil skirt
$310 - stylebop.com

Black pants
£45 - johnlewis.com

Rupert Sanderson high heel shoes
$605 - mytheresa.com

Givenchy earrings
$26 - nordstrom.com

Fiona Paxton braided necklace
$350 - calypsostbarth.com

PSA!! ( The above links are just a part of the collage and they show the prices for advertisements) Sorry!

  The most frustrating thing is having an event to attend with nothing to wear and not a lot of money to purchase a outfit, so you go to the closet and you stand there and stare then you begin to get more frustrated and perhaps even flustered when you find that there is nothing to put on. I know this experience all to well and it actually sucks! it can make or break you going out anywhere. 

But look no further I am here to help! the things you will need can be worn to work, school, happy hour, a nice date or on a casual relaxing weekend. Were gonna talk about building a wardrobe. Building a wardrobe can be a fun activity. 9 out 10 you probably have some of these things in your closet already.

The items that we will talk about can be dressed up or down or can go from day to night. These are the basic essentials to start building a wardrobe the items can be purchased for a good price at the right store. I'll give some places to shop at the end...

Lets Get Started!

The number one rule to building a wardrobe is VERSATILITY.. You want pieces that are Classic ...Unique ... and Timeless...

You will need:

1. A good pair of nice fitting jeans with the right cut and color ( avoid a lot of pockets because this can cause you to look frumpy ...you want a nice smooth silhouette)

2. A nice jean jacket perhaps one that is distressed and has a stonewashed color. This will look good with almost anything and can be dressed up or down. I'm a big fan of a jean jacket.. love them!!! but remember to get the right fit because the fit can make or break the look.

3. A nice form fitting blazer this is a absolute MUST Have!!. Its an essential item that every woman should have in their wardrobe  because this can be worn to work , school, happy hour, date night etc. I highly suggest that you have a few two solid colors and one print.

4. A nice blouse can go a very long way, don't be afraid to  play with  lots of  color, prints, ruffles or bows. a blouse is my personal favorite and and I have several colors and prints. :)

5.A pencil skirt I suggest a tweed for the winter and a cotton or linen  for the spring and summer or all three :). You can do solids or prints with a skirt as well but be very careful because some prints can make you look larger than you really are. And that's a no! no! 

6. Nude or Taupe pumps,flats or platforms whatever you like these will be your number #1go to's, because they can be worn with any color and almost anything thing. I consider these a timeless piece because they will never go out of style.

7. A statement necklace. the name speaks for itself its a must have in your wardrobe so you can be a showstopper while making a fashion statement. :)

8. Slacks or dress pants, again you want a good pair that fit not too tight or too loose but just right. these too can be dressed up or down. There are many fits and materials so choose what you like.

9. Every woman should own some pearls you cant go wrong with these because they are Classic and Timeless.

10. Basic Tee's are great to have because you can wear these winter, spring ,summer  and fall they come in different  fits, colors and materials but choose tees that compliment your body type.

Here are a couple of a bonus items:

1. Colorful scarves for all seasons can turn the simplest outfit all the way up.

2. A nice leather jacket in any color can take a pair of jeans or nice dress to the next level.

Some places to go to start building.....

Forever 21

Thrift Stores


Consignment Shops 

TJ Maxx


I hope you feel inspired to start building your wardrobe.  :)

Remember these are the basics to start with, once you have theses items your good to go and should have a better idea of what to put on when your going out and what to look for when shopping.

Until the next time Happy Fashion, Fashion Geeks!!!! :)



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