Recently a few friends have asked if I’d go shopping with them to help choose some wardrobe staples and work wear. I was like, “Thanks, pals.
I charge $300 an hour I’d love to!” And then they were like, “You should do something on your blog about this!” So here are wardrobe must haves that I think every lady should have in her closet – and if you’ve got these, you really don’t need much else.
I just ordered this L.K. Bennett coat in Black and I. Am. So. Pumped.
Nothing polishes up a look faster than a fitted blazer. Pair it with trousers, boyfriend jeans – anything, really. I like my blazers to be pretty long since my waist is ~4 feet. I love this silhouette from Theory (top), but if I had $2000 lying around, I think I’d splurge on this Donna Karan New York version (bottom) which can only be described as perfection.
Classic Silk Shirt
Uh… Can we talk about how perfect Cuyana’s Dolman Silk Shirt is? Any picture with Rome as the background is automatically good with me, but this shirt definitely looks great wherever you wear it.
So many good options out there at all price points. Here are some of my favorites. I’d wear any of these to work but they can so easily be dressed (way) up.
L.K. Bennett Mira Fitted Dress
KUT from the Kloth Cutout Back Ponte Sheath Dress
Stella McCartney Double Face Stretch Wool Fit & Flare Dress
Halogen Sleeveless Fit & Flare Midi Dress
Cropped Black Pant
Black Skinny Jean
The Women’s Ultra Stretch Jeans from Uniqlo are my absolute favorites. Comfy, flattering, and only $40. Plus they are much more durable than pairs I’ve paid five times the price for. So, win, win, win.
They make your legs look like they go for miles and go with
pretty much everything.
I wear lots (lots!) of blacks and neutrals, which you can probably tell from this post, so it’s fun to have a pop of color somewhere. I love these Banana Republic oxfords.
Black Flats – No explanation necessary.
Knee High Boots
I have an awesome pair of black knee high boots that I got when I was living in Argentina. After almost 5 years (and never a trip to the cobbler), they’re still in great shape, but I always keep my eye out for other great options for when the day comes that they must be retired. This Tory Burch style is a classic, simple option.
Can you think of a better way to add a bit of sass to your outfit? DIDN’T THINK SO.
Simple, structured bags in neutral colors pull any outfit together (and easily hold all your stuff!). These options from L.K. Bennett (top) and Cuyana (bottom) are gorgeous styles at a reasonable price point.