Just like your home, your wardrobe needs a solid foundation. Without the wardrobe basics, you will struggle to get dressed every day. That’s because you need those essentials to pair with all of the fun, printed, patterned pieces. They are your heavy hitters and again without them… your wardrobe will not function. When I was seeing clients, 99% of the time the issue was a lack of basics. I give out FREE wardrobe basics checklists when you subscribe to my newsletter here if you don’t already have them.
TWO Key Basics
The two key basics in the photos above are the black long sleeve sweater and dark wash skinny jeans. These are two pieces that act as a base for your entire look. Dark wash jeans go with everything. And you can wear the black long sleeve sweater alone or easily layered under other pieces as I will show you below. This cashmere sweater is very soft. The skinny jeans, by Calvin Klein, are flattering high rise and suck in all that loose skin.
Look #1 | Poncho & Patent Booties
In this look, I’m wearing the same look from above but with some fun, additional pieces. You can literally build on the foundation pieces. These patent booties are so modern and stylish. Plus, they’re comfortable and affordable. This poncho is another chic piece you can add. And it’s super cozy and warm! I love that it has arm holes so it stays put.
Look #2 | Hoodie & Sneaker Boots
This is one of my favorite looks. It’s casual and edgy. I’m wearing the same skinny jeans and sweater. I added this cool cashmere, star hoodie sweater and fun, comfy, leather, sneaker boots. This is a great mom on the go look for grocery runs, sporting events, carpool, etc.
Look #3 | Cardigan & Scrunch Booties
This last look is pretty and feminine. Over the jeans and sweater, I’m wearing this gorgeous Lord & Taylor cashmere wrap cardigan, a snakeskin print scarf, and scrunch boots. This cardigan is soft, warm, and beautiful. It comes in two other colors. I love the interesting touch the scarf adds to the look. These scrunch booties are a gorgeous honey brown that is a nice color to have during the fall/winter. They are also really comfortable for heels.
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I realize many of these pieces are sold out already and I am so sorry about that. To make up for it, here are some of my current favorites…in stock!! Many of these would make awesome gift ideas too. Keep scrolling to see my picks…
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