Trends come and go but there's nothing like a wardrobe staple. Since I've been so used to wearing loungewear and activewear due to the Pandemic, I'm in the market of some new pieces.
Right now y2k inspired clothing and accessories are very on trend as well as cut-outs and wide leg pants. As things continue to open up and as I get ready to enter the work force again and prepare to be social again (as scary as that sounds), I need to revamp and add class to my stale wardrobe collection. I realized that of course, I have a ton of bright and loud clothing pieces but I am missing a few necessities that I consider to be timeless and easily wearable. From shirts to dresses to blazers and shoes, here are my favorite finds on the internet for wardrobe staples and most of them are on sale. Are you in the need of any new items? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section.
As much as I love classic white turtlenecks and am need in one of those as well, the specific detail to pay attention to is the fact that it's ribbed. This makes the top look more expensive. Another plus is the ruffle trim which will make this really cool to add layers over because they will peek out.
Madewell Classic Button-Up Shirt, $24.99
An amazing price since it was originally $79.50! I can't express how much I am in need of this blouse. I had a similar one that I wore so much it started to turn ivory from the stains. I would wear this with jeans or trousers and boots. You can also layer dresses and jumpsuits over it for a more work appropriate or professional vibe.
Gen-Z officially came for skinny jeans and while I am not ashamed of my age, I am curious to play with different silhouettes and see how they look on my body type. I found a wide leg pair of Levi's that I love but I trend to wear blank denim more than blue denim so these are a necessity and they will go with everything. PS. This price is another steal, these were originally $78.00!
Zara Oversized Blazer With Pockets, $119.00
One of my favorite looks to wear in the entire world is a gorgeous frilly dress with an oversized blazer and boots. I just feel so much like myself in this look. Oversized blazer can be worn in so many different ways and they are both comfortable and so work appropriate. This blazer looks black (which I already have two of) but it is navy and you'd be surprised how many things navy pairs well with. Especially if you'd like to give your black blazers a break.
I have to say, I love Lulu's skater dresses. I stay far away from body-con dresses and the skater or A-line silhouette works best with my body. The cool cut outs will make for really interesting looks when it's layered over something. The high neck will look really fun under bow blouses or blouses with collars. For me, this is the perfect little LBD which I am sorely missing in my closet right now.
I have so many crewneck sweatshirts that I love to wear over turtlenecks but I don't have a classic, solid black one. This would look amazingly polished over the Princess Polly ribbed turtleneck I mentioned with flared leggings and tennis shoes. There are endless ways to wear this.
I never realized until recently that I have jeans that are dark denim, semi-dark denim, and black but I don't have any kind of light wash denim in my closet at all. I also realized this was a shame since they are so refreshing for Spring and Summer, especially during the day time.
I have a black cardigan but I don't have a puff-sleeve cardigan and that is a silhouette I want to embrace for many years to come. It's a bit more elevated than a regular cardigan and it adds more shape and drama when adding it to a simple outfit such as a white t-shirt and jeans. Since it's cropped I would wear with high-waisted or wide-leg pants.
I can't even remember the last time I wore a skirt! However, I know there will be a time and a place where I will be wearing them and I'd like to be prepared. I love the way faux leather looks and again the skater style is the most flattering for my body-type instead of tight mini skirts. It's high waisted and I'd wear this primarily with a white blouse, blazer and black boots.
Speaking of black boots, I need some new ones ASAP. I have Victorian lace up black boots, pointed toe black boots, round toe black boots but I have yet to invest in a square toe black boot. I think the square toe looks so artsy and elegant and very high-fashion.
Wow, these are such an amazing price that I want them in black too. Though mules aren't as huge at the moment as loafers are, for me they are pretty timeless. They are comfortable enough to wear to work all day yet fancy enough to spice up a casual outfit.