Man oh man what a crazy week we had. It’s still raining and our kids are out of school again today. Truthfully I have really enjoyed our family time. It’s sad that it takes a potential Hurricane to make people slow down and spend time together. I must say though, I’m bout ready to get the Hell out of this house!! I’ve been a big ole snack eating lump.
One thing I intended to do while stuck in the house was clean out my closet. I swear I can’t fit one more piece of clothing in there. While I didn’t get to the cleaning out part (because I was too busy eating Hot Fries and Swiss Rolls), I did pull out some of my Must Haves to share with y’all. These are the pieces that I go to again and again. While they may not be the most flashy, they are what I consider basics that every closet should have.
This one outfit contains three of my closet Must Haves- a Denim Shirt , Camo Pants, and Red Loafers. All three of these items are on constant rotation in my wardrobe. Everyone, I REPEAT, everyone should own a light wash and darker wash denim shirt!!! This one is from JCrew and was not cheap, but Target has very cute options at very reasonable prices. A denim shirt can be worn in sooooo many ways, and can be dressed up or down. It truly is a Must Have!
I go to my Camo pants anytime I want to go casual but am sick and tired of wearing jeans. These pants from Loft have a more subtle Camo print and can almost act as a neutral. They are a great weight and can be worn year round. While I love all things Camo, these pants are my favorite!
Another essential for every closet is a cool pair of red flats/loafers. I bout wet myself when I found these Anne Klein red patent leather loafers several years ago!!! (Similar Here and Here). They add the perfect pop of color to so many of my outfits, and they are extremely comfortable. If you don’t own a pair of red flats, start looking now! I promise you will be shocked at how many times you pull them out.
This outfit has three more of my closet Must Haves- a Dressy Striped Blouse, Dark Wash Denim, and Animal Print Flats. We all know by now how I feel about my stripes. STRIPES ARE LIFE!! There’s just something so classic and sharp about a Striped Blouse. This beauty is a new find from Loft. The cool detail at the shoulder really caught my eye, as did the wide cuffs. So dang classy!!
Like the denim shirt, every closet should have a light wash and a dark wash pair of Booty poppin jeans. I love wearing my light wash denim shirt with my dark wash jeans. My dark wash jeans act as my dressy jeans. I have worn these with a pretty little cami on date night and with a tank top to the grocery store. The only downside to these super dark wash jeans is that I don’t dig them with black. That’s where my light wash jeans come in.
Like you saw on last week’s blog, animal print is huge this Fall. Animal Print has always been a staple in my closet. These little pointy toe animal print flats (Similar Here) were found at DSW the same day as my red loafers. The Heavens opened up and the Fashion Gods smiled down on me that day. I still get chills thinking about it! Oh how I have ADORED these shoes. They make even the simplest outfit feel special. Please, please, please in the name of all that’s holy, get you a pair of animal print flats!
Ok last but not least on the Must Have list is a classic white shirt and a good denim Jacket. Do you know how hard it was to find a classic, good quality white shirt?? It was a lot harder than it should have been. I finally found this one at Talbots. It has a feminine fit but it’s not too snug. It’s also wrinkle resistant, which is the bomb!! I’m sure I’m stating the obvious, but here goes. If you don’t have a classic white shirt in your closet RIGHT NOW, your life isn’t complete. I mean seriously, what the what? You can throw this baby on with your jeans, your denim skirt, your business suit,etc. etc. etc. It’s the most basic of the Must Haves.
I have said this before, but I’ll say it again. This denim jacket is THE best purchase I think I have ever made! I remember standing in Loft many years ago and struggling with paying full price for this guy. This is back when we were super broke instead of our regular broke. I know I shouldn’t have been in Loft Janice! Mind your business. Anyway, I digress. I am beyond thankful I threw caution to the wind and bought this baby. It has been worn more times with more different outfits than any piece in my closet. That’s when full price is worth the money. A denim jacket is the perfect transitional piece. I use it constantly to turn a favorite Summer piece into a favorite Fall piece. It’s simply just the BEST!!
So to review, here are my closet (and what should be your closet 😜) MUST HAVES:
- Light wash and Dark wash Denim Shirt
- Classic White Shirt
- Dressy Striped Blouse
- Denim Jacket
- Light Wash and Dark Wash Jeans
- Camo Pants
- Red Flats/Loafers
- Animal Print Flats
This is in no way an extensive list of my closet Must Haves, but it’s a good start. A functional wardrobe should be made up mostly of basic pieces such as these, that can be mixed and matched in countless ways. Sprinkle in your trendy pieces, your statement pieces, to add some fun! That’s how it’s done son! Another word to the wise. Don’t be afraid to drop some cheddar on your good basic pieces. You will be wearing them for years to come. So shake those moths out of your wallet Janice, and don’t be cheap when it comes to your wardrobe basics.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Don’t miss Anjanette’s closet Must Haves here on Wendesday!! Sure hope we see some sunshine soon. Have a great week my friends!