Lately I realized that when I can't think of something fun & creative to wear, I turn to my classic go-to winter outfit; a sweater, button down shirt, skinny jeans and boots. The thing is I wear this almost every day but I have so many variations they somehow look different.
Like I collect lipstick & deodorant, I collect staples. Basic items that I know can go with everything. If I find a sweater I like (ahem, J Crew Tippi), I'll buy it in multiple colors. The outfit above consists of things I own in different colors/variations.
Here are my staples/go-tos:
The Sweater. I am a huge fan of J Crew tippis - as noted above, Gap crewnecks and Banana Republic v-necks. H&M sometimes has a good sweater but the quality can be iffy. Buy these with caution!
how awesome is this light pink color - I want!
The Button Down. Hands down, J Crew makes the best button down shirts but I do often buy from the Gap as well. Theory blouses are amazing for work and for layering but they are usually basic colors. I am a sucker for gingham, polka dot and animal print blouses to add some excitement to my outfits. Hence the name classy with a kick...
Yup, those are cats and I think it's pretty damn awesome!
The Jeans. I love skinny jeans but they MUST have stretch otherwise I won't wear them. My faves are True Religion and Hudson. I want to like J Brand but they don't fit me that well. I have a couple pairs that tend to stay on the hanger more often than not. For colored jeans, I like to buy those cheaper because I am not sure I will wear them long term. Gap and Urban Outfitters have really great affordable options.
i heart these TRs!
The Boots. I have 3 pairs of Corso Como boots so you probably see them a lot in my posts. I have black, tan/cognac, and dark brown. I love that they are basic, comfy and roomy enough in the calf to wear with almost any pants tucked in. This is key and believe or not, hard to find. Any ladies out there with anything except stick legs can probably relate. PS - to all of you, I have a secret that I will reveal about getting the perfect fitting boots. More to come later..
The Statement Necklace. Although the style changes, I always have one on. Monograms & script necklaces are my new fave. Lace necklaces will always be a top choice and pearls and bubble necklaces work with almost everything.
It's like I always say...if you find something you like...stick with it and buy at least 3! :)
What are your staple pieces? Do you buy multiples of items you like or do you like to mix it up?