In this blog post, Olivia + Laura share with you the closet staples you need to make getting dressed a whole lot easier.
How many times have you rummaged through your closet looking for an outfit, only to leave your room a mess? Because same. A reason this is happening is because you do not have wardrobe staples to mix and match. We're here to fix that with the six essentials you need to upgrade your style game.
Please note, close to all the items in this post can be styled together. Use these looks as inspiration to create a capsule wardrobe made up of essentials!
If you don't own a good pair of blue jeans, what are you waiting for? Whether you own skinny jeans or mom jeans, blue denim is the epitome of a wardrobe staple. Just add a white t-shirt or a blouse on top, and you will always look chic and effortless with well-fitted blue jeans.
The button-down shirt is no longer exclusive to the working woman. Instead, the oversized blouse has replaced the crisp blouse making it versatile for everyone to wear. Tuck this blouse into any pair of pants, and you'll automatically look like you a productive person-- we can't explain it.
What's great about the oversized look is that it can also serve as a loose jacket to throw on top of a tight yoga set or a dress, and you can wear it underneath an oversized shirt as a dress. If you need anything, it is an oversize blouse!
Halter Neck Tank Top
The halter neck tank is the piece de resistance of your closet. Pair this tank with a pair of blue denim or underneath a blazer, and you will look chic AF. These looks scream model-off-duty and, the best part is, most halter neck tanks are super inexpensive. Currently, Zara and H&M are selling these tops in multiple colours so get your hands on them before they go.
Just like the button down shirt, a blazer is no longer exclusive to the working woman. It is a great staple to dress up almost any look. Wear it over jeans for a casual day look or over a fitted dress for drinks with the gals. No matter the colour, a blazer will elevate any look. We recommend sticking to neutral colours for a wider variety of outfit options.
A staple shoe that everyone absolutely needs in their closet is a pair of white sneakers. When we say they go with every outfit, we mean it! We love dressing down a skirt or dress with a pair of white sneakers. Our favourite pair of white sneakers has to be the low-rise platform Converse or these Nike M2K Tekno, below, if you're into a chunkier shoe. Summer is around the corner so if you don't have a pair yet, this is your sign to buy some!
Our comfort levels this past year have been through the roof so why not incorporate it into our wardrobe. Athletic sets and sweat sets make you look so casual yet put together. You could upgrade these sets with a blazer or a button down shirt, which are also wardrobe staples!
Get cozy, ladies!
As always, thank you for reading this week's blog post! If there is one thing you should take from this article, it is that you do not need a million pieces of clothing. In turn, you should have staples that you re-wear and can make several outfits with; this will help you (& us lol) avoid the whole "I have nothing to wear situation".
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