May 15, 2023
Every woman’s wardrobe has to start with the basics., or closet essentials , or what ever you want to call them, but those must have pieces , that you need as a foundation . Those wardrobe staples are the secret sauce to being able to have a cohesive wardrobe that lay the ground work for endless combinations and possibilities.
When thinking of basics , I think solids . Solids are great as the backbone of an outfit. They are the heavy hitters of your wardrobe. They are going to be the pieces you wear day after day after day.
They are versatile . And they stand the test of time being worn again and again.
They are the pieces that can be matched with all the fun pieces. Mixed with other solids creates some uniformity. Mix it with a pattern and you have added in some visual interest.
Always make sure your basics are comfortable and fit your body well, because you will be wearing them over and over again.
Many times we think of basics as our blacks and whites. But basics can be other colors as well , such as blue.
One of the basics I like is this soft jersey dress by Noni. This one is sleeveless and has endless styling choices.
It can be worn alone, or with a sweater over it
Or a matching wrap around top.
A long cardigan looks so chic and elevates the outfit from just running errands to going out to dinner. This long Ginger sweater is a great option for this look .
And let’s not forget that this cardigan is a great piece on its own. It buttons all the way down and can be worn as a dress besides being a topper. Think of wearing this piece with other items in your closet as well . It would look great with a tshirt and blue jeans bottom.
Another piece that works well with this sleeveless dress is this Noni Bungee button top. Worn over the dress gives it a very comfortable and relaxed look and fit , yet chic and out together.
Adding in a beautiful pattern trendy blouse . It can be cropped or regular length and tied , can be a real outfit elevator.
Next , is having a long sleeve basic dress to throw on and go. Wear it with sneakers and you are comfy for running to the supermarket. Wear it with wedges or flat sandals and now you have a great dress for lunching or going to the movies. Or wear it with a pair of booties during the colder months and layer it under a vest or leather jacket .
A big trend this season are the soft chambray or lightweight look denim style dresses. Great on their own. Lightweight and comfortable. Think of wearing a nice summer straw hat with it. Can be worn with any time of shoe , sandal or flat and it just works. The look is easy breezy , sophisticated casual.
When you are thinking of your wardrobe basics think of them as your supporting players in your wardrobe that work with many things . They give you your endless outfit combinations that pair well with your special standout pieces . You will be so much happier , being able to wear those special pieces that have been hanging in your closet , waiting for an occasion to be seen.
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