BASICS

Wardrobe Basics Part One

 

In the video above, I walk you through the first 15 BASIC pieces… you need to have in your closet.
On Friday, I’ll cover the second set, or remaining 15.
That’s 30 total for those who don’t like math. 😉

Keep scrolling to shop some of my favorite basics!

THE LIST

Great Fitting Bra
Shapewear
Dark-wash, flared or boot-cut jeans
Black Trousers
Black Skirt (pencil, a-line or full)
Little Black Dress (sheath or wrap preferred)
Black Blazer
Black Sweater (v-neck or cardigan)
Pointed-Toe Pumps, Black (unless you have large feet)
Black Pointed-Toe Flats (unless you have large feet)
White Button-Down Top (I like non-iron best)
Black or Beige Trench Coat
Everyday Handbag
Wool Coat
Tall Boots (I left this out of the video, look for knee-high black)

SHOP THE BASICS

Coats & Trenches

Boots & Shoes

Bags

Bras & Shapewear

Pants & Jeans

Tops, Sweaters & Blazers

Dresses & Skirts

You May Also Want To Read “Jewelry Basics.
 “Accessory Trend: Dainty Jewelry
And “One of My Favorite Styling Tricks.

 

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ERIN BUSBEE, BUSBEESTYLE.COM

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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4 thoughts on “Wardrobe Basics Part One

  1. I love this reminder concerning basics every woman needs in her wardrobe. However, (and this may shock you :-)), I don’t wear white or black. As a redhead with fair skin, neither color looks good on me. I know I can substitute camel, brown, cream, etc. for your black and white pieces but am having a hard time finding things such as the classic white button down in a cream color or the right color LBD that would be appropriate for a funeral, etc. without being black. Perhaps you can do a take on “The Basics” for people who don’t wear white or black. Thanks for considering…

    1. Evie… really? No black or white? I would definitely buy a button down in ivory or off-white to sub and a dress in navy for funerals. Wear nude or brown pumps or wedges with navy dress. It’s still a dark tone and appropriate for the occasion. Thanks for video idea!! Erin xo

  2. Erin, thanks for great advice on these basics. A question: my daughter and I live in DC and my daughter-in-law lives in Telluride. What additions, if any, would you make for either? Katie is especially interested in your advice on “mountain-chic” for business.

    1. I would buy a pair of wool or thick checked, wide leg trousers (not really a basic, but so on trend and lovely), a blanket wrap or poncho for sure, she’ll need nice weatherproof boots (Aquatalia), super thin, warm undergarments, definitely a black turtleneck and I would also pick up a white one (cashmere or blend with spandex)… TIGHTS for sure…that’s all I can think of right now. Hope that helps a little? Does Katie live in town or on mountain? Erin xo

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