The Top Wardrobe Staples You Need To Always Look Stylish
As a busy momma, and business owner who happens to love fashion, it's super important for me to always look good. But!! Believe it or not, most days I do not look so put together, per Instagram standards. But, for the most part, whether I am working from home or a cute little coffee shop, I always try my best to look stylish easily.
But I know this may not be the case for everyone, I get it, life is hard we get busy, while we often put our appearance on the back burner. Maybe you've gained a bit of weight, just had a baby, landed your dream job or maybe you just don't care. Regardless of what your situation maybe you're here! And I'm so excited to meet you (Hey Girl!) and share with you my wardrobe staples that keep me looking stylish.
Whether you want to believe it or not, style, your appearance really means a lot. I mean if you're trying to land your dream job, impress a new boo, or you just need an extra boost to feel even more confident, then you probably want to start investing in a few simple items to keep your wardrobe stylish, cohesive and functional
What is a Wardrobe Essentials Guide
I'm sure you have seen many wardrobe essential guides floating through the Pinterest streets. Many are just an image with what to add to your wardrobe if your style fits a certain category. I created my Essentials guide to be a thought starter, helping you figure out what items you could purchase if you don't know where to start. Or maybe you have similar items in your wardrobe that you haven't considered styling yet. Perhaps this is you, head over here to download your wardrobe essentials guide plus, which includes a few other fun worksheets that will help you determine what to add to your closet. Along with my top favorite stores to shop for essentials.
Ok, let's get to it.
Most get the idea that a Wardrobe Essentials list, is a blueprint on how to cultivate a sense of style. And that's not the case, well in my case it's not. Cultivating your style is something that can't be generalized as boho chic, or preppy, or feminine because I believe that our style is multifaceted
So if you're thinking that a wardrobe essentials guide will finally make you "style goals" it won't. But it will give you a deep understanding of what you could possibly add into your wardrobe or items that could be put to use that you already own.
How To Find Your Wardrobe Essentials
So how do you find your wardrobe essentials? Well, first it starts with getting serious about what you should and shouldn't be adding into your wardrobe.
You want to make sure you are buying things that you truly love. The reason why this is so important is that when you have a wardrobe that is cohesive and functional, you are able to effectively get dressed in the morning and leave your house feeling comfortable and confident.
Sometimes... it's ok to stay in your comfort zone
Trying new trends and stepping out of your comfort zone is great. But your overall wardrobe should consist of items that you know you will wear. My best advice, for someone who never has anything to wear. Is to shop with functionality in mind. Shop with the intention that everything in your wardrobe is interchangeable.
It's ok to let go!
There is an emotional attachment that many of us have with things. Some things are understandable, for example, I have my great grandmothers quilt that she made from hand. Though it's not a clothing item, it's something that will be with me forever and I have no intention of letting it go. However, I have several tops from my college years that I am holding on to, not because I want to fit in it again. But, because I am secretly holding on to the idea and memory of that feeling I had in college. So be mindful of things you're holding on that is truly sentimental and things that just give you great memories of being in shape and thin again. (cough cough me )
Stop buying things that you do not need!
I've talked about this several times in a post I did recently about my love for Marshalls and Tjmaxx. I love to go in there browse and then the damage is done when I am finding several new items for $10.00. Which just adds more clutter and chaos to my wardrobe. So to save you from a dreadful closet cleanse, don't buy it just because it's on sale.
First I recommend assessing your lifestyle.
Figure out what you do on a day to day.
Think of how you want to feel for each of those occasions
Imagine how you will look.
Create a list of items you think you will need for each occasion
You will then narrow down each of these items into two categories which are your staple pieces and your basic pieces. I go into more details about this process here.
Staple Pieces and your Basic Pieces.
Staple Pieces are my favorite items to shop for. In my opinion your staple pieces are the items that can be styled multiple ways. Are always the item that you're reaching for and once it's worn out you are ok with shopping for a similar item. Staple items are not your wardrobe basics such as t-shirts and tanks. For example, during the summer my staple items would be my jumpsuits which can be styled with a denim jacket, layered over a basic such as a t-shirt. Another staple of mines is wide leg pants. My wide leg pants for me would not be a basic, where as my denim mom jeans would be considered a basic.
You will notice that my staple items are not simple at all, I love buying items that are a bit stylish because it makes styling my basic pieces easier and less complicated. For you your staple and basic pieces are probably compeltly different as they should be.
Basic Wardrobe Pieces
Your Basic pieces are items that you can pair with your staple pieces.Your basics are your denim jeans, leggings, t-shirts etc. They give your wardrobe more function, and freedom to develop your personal style
For example, my normal outfit combination typically consist of jeans + t-shirt+ some type of cardigan or kimono. I tend to follow the third piece rule, which helps me figure out what items I should be adding into my wardrobe.
Now that I have shared with you a few of my top tips for finding your wardrobe essentials, I put together the "Ultimate Wardrobe Style Essentials" To help you get a clear idea of what you should and shouldn't be adding to your wardrobe.
I share with you some of my favorite methods that I put to use when working with my personal style clients. Along with a list of the best places to shop for quality items.
All you have to do is click here, to download your copy.