January 6, 2012

Wardrobe Staples

I really strive to keep my closet full of classic pieces that can carry me through the seasons year after year.  After streamlining my closet and going through a frightening mess of clothing (I definitely had several "what was I thinking when I bought this?!" moments), I wanted to put together a list of items that I feel are classic wardrobe staples.  I love that all of these pieces are versatile, timeless and can be mixed and matched.  For me, there's nothing better than a pair of boyfriend jeans worn with comfy flats, a grey t-shirt, a chic clutch and simple gold hoops to achieve that effortless yet put together look.  Have a great weekend!


1. Classic trench coat* - J.Crew Icon Trench
2. Striped sweater - Old Navy Striped Sweater
3. Grey T-shirt - Madewell Artisan Tee
4. Statement necklace* - Forever 21 Sparkling Collar Necklace
5. Pencil skirt* - J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt
6. Navy blue blazer* - J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer
7. Boyfriend jeans* - Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jeans
8. A chic clutch - Asos Croc Embossed Leather Portfolio Clutch
9. Over sized gold watch* - Michael Kors Watch
10. Classic gold hoop earrings - Michael Kors Whisper Hoop Earrings
11. Ballet flats* - J.Crew Classic Leather Ballet Flats
12. Brown leather belt - Madewell Perfect Leather Belt
13. The perfect silk blouse*- Equipment Signature Blouse
14. Timeless lady-like pumps - J.Crew Viv Pumps

*Personal favorites

42 comments:

  1. couldn't agree more with your list! and obsessing over those red pumps :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  2. Amazing Post!! Love every item on Your List! Sharing it on my Facebook Page!

    XO,
    Yelena

    glamthings.com

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  3. The 'What was I thinking when I bought this?!' sounds so familiar to me :))

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  4. I think this sums it all up! <3
    chocolate-closet.blogspot.com

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  5. I love 1, 2, and 7! I definitely need a pair of boyfriend jeans but haven't found the right ones yet. You always rock them so well!

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  6. Love 2, 3 , & 7. They're my favorites that I always keep in my closet. From Brooklyn with love ~jen

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  7. Dying for those J.crew shoes! Waiting for the flat versions to go on sale :)

    Collections

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  8. Number 7 is right up my alley! NEEDING a pair of boyfriend jeans!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  9. Your right sweetie. You can't beat having a wardrobe full of classic pieces! You won't ever regret spending a bit more on luxury basics,as your keep them forever! Love this post! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  10. I love that blazer! Definitely my favorite! And that striped top is a necessity. I wear striped WAY too often!

    A Southern Drawl

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  11. I see your eyeing those JCrew pumps just like I am girl... aren't they fab? I just can't bring myself to purchase them though after everything I got for Christmas and all... hopefully they will go down soon... or perhaps a cheaper version will arise... ::Fingers crossed::... great post and happy Friday lovely! :)

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  12. Check, check, check! Though from different brands, I have all these elements, great selection! Happy weekend!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  13. very nice collection! I also find reaching for cardigans, but thats just me and its cold here. haha

    xo Nav
    http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. I agree with all your picks especially those J.Crew pieces. I love J.Crew in general. Happy Friday, Audrey!

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  15. I agree on all 14. Every single piece stands the test of time and style. But it's always great to see them listed like this. I'm going to print this out and put it on my inspiration board.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  16. So cute selection...
    Kiss.
    http://mary1975.blogs.elle.es/

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  17. Lovely picks..I love them all they're so cool & chic!

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  18. Great post - my fave is the necklace!!

    http://astepintostyle.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  19. I think your wardrobe is great. I would take it immediately:) These pieces are amazingly chic, yet classic. I am seriously craving for those j.crew bow pumps.

    zolicious

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  20. I just did a video post to this same effect...and we have a lot of the same goodies on our list! Great minds...
    I didn't include boyfriend jeans and thinking I should have...i LIVE in mine...you can dress up and down...total staple.
    Happy weekend girlie.
    C

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  21. LOVELY, all your outfits are so classic and casual at the same time!

    I am a follower!

    xo Dia!

    diamoraru@blogspot.com

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  22. love it! good ideas a much fun!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  23. I totally agree! These should definitely be must-haves in anyone's closet! Fabulous Finds!! Thank you for leaving a comment on my site and I hope to see you very again soon ;)

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  24. You are so right! I love the items you picked :) Some of my basics need to be replaced and this post is a great help :) x

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  25. These are all such great picks! Love the watch and the boyfriend jeans especially! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  26. perfect combinations


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  27. Number 9 is just a musthave:)
    Hugs from Finland,
    Flutra

    flutrafashion.blogspot.com

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  28. Following you, gorgeous!

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  29. I agree with all of your staples!! You can't go wrong with a basic t, a striped sweater, skinny jeans, trench and flats. These are total must haves in every wardrobe. And they are the perfect go to's for those days when you can't figure out what to wear!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  30. for sure is a list with timeless pieces!

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  31. I really need to invest in a blazer and a quality pair of jeans. Those two things seem to never go out of style.

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  33. Love your idea of the perfect effortless/put together look. I need to put more effort into making my looks more effortless, haha!

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  34. Great staples! I love seeing what other people consider their "staples".
    xox

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  35. Great picks! I'd love if you stopped by Tulips&Tulle sometime!

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  36. Vous travaillez beaucoup! Après fabuleux et superbe sur le plan de la mode connexes. Les robes sont vraiment belles.

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  37. The 'What was I thinking when I bought this?!' sounds so familiar to me :))

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  38. This is such a great list. I'm using it as a packing guide right now!

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