Wardrobe Staples

You guys, I recently discovered something about shopping that I wanted to share with you.  Stop me if you heard it before.  Only buy things that you really love.  Novel idea, right?  I also realized recently that if you spend a bit more money you'll get better quality.  (I know, I'm shocking the hell out of you right now.)  With these new mantras in mind, I've been focusing on buying wardrobe staples that will not only last me for years but will be able to mix and match with the rest of my closet.  I thought I'd share with you my favorite pieces- and it's no accident that a lot of them come from the same stores. wardrobestaples_leopardwedgesskinnyjeans

Zara sweater  // American Eagle tee // Old Navy jeans Banana Republic wedges (similar), Michael Kors bag

My new favorite sweater comes from Zara, it has a fun drape to the neck, and is nice and long and warm enough when layered for winter, and cool enough for the spring.  This striped tee is insanely soft and comfortable, and these jeans I've mentioned about 1 billion times already.  The wedges I've had for a few years now and are hands down the most frequently worn shoes in my closet (which is why the "fur" is getting a bit worn down.  Finally, the Michael Kors bag is a fairly recent splurge that makes me feel ladylike and can carry all of my essentials.

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Loft denim jacket // Loft white jeans // Loft tee // Old Navy quilted sneakers (similar) New York & Co bag (similar) // Loft sunglasses (similar)

A denim jacket, loose fitting white denim, a simple graphic tee, and quilted sneakers isn't groundbreaking fashion formula, but holy cow does it feel good on.  It's perfect for the weekends and I feel like a "hip mom".  (Does calling myself a hip mom automatically disqualify me from being a hip mom?)

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Loft striped cardigan // J.Crew blouse // J.Crew trousers Loft wedges (similar) // Charlotte Russe necklace (similar)

These black bootie wedges were more than I normally spend on shoes, but now the cost per wear has to be in the negative values because I've worn them SO much.  Second only to those leopard wedges above, these shoes are in my constant rotation.  And this look is one of my favorites for work- it's comfortable but still professional, and something about the striped cardigan and pearls makes me feel ladylike.

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J.Crew Factory sweater (similar) // J.Crew Factory scarf (similar) // American Eagle denim (similar) J.Crew Factory flats // Old Navy bag (similar)

This sweater feels like a fancy sweatshirt, these jeans are ones I've had for years, and these flats make the whole outfit feel a little dressier.  This is another one of those that I love for the weekends because it looks like I actually tried, even though there isn't a whole lot of trying when it comes to this look.

 

So now, your turn- what are yourwardrobe staples?