Hi, Putting Me Together readers! Audrey always has such great tips for building a remixable wardrobe, so while she’s off traveling, let’s talk about wardrobe essentials. Earlier this fall I identified and spent a week showcasing some of the most used pieces in my closet, the ones that are the building blocks for outfits suitable for almost any occasion in my life and that suit my personal style perfectly.
I define wardrobe essentials as the foundational, go-to items in my closet that help me avoid that “I have nothing to wear” feeling and always make me feel great while I’m wearing them: an army jacket, something leopard, a chambray shirt, a great statement necklace or scarf, and a basic dress that can be dressed up or down. The key to these essentials is that they go with everything and can be endlessly remixed into outfits I love; I find that often they're even better when I wear a couple of them at once. Your essential pieces might be different, but figuring out what they are will make getting dressed or packing for your next trip a breeze.
5 essentials: 1. an army jacket | 2. something leopard 3. a chambray shirt | 4. a statement necklace or great scarf | 5. a basic dress that can be dressed up or down
I get lots of use out of the my essentials year-round by pairing them with seasonably appropriate layers, colors, accessories, etc., and in December I freshened them up for the holidays by mixing in some bright colors and shiny things. I’ll keep on doing that for the next few months, because what better way to keep your spirits up through gray, cold days or that post-holiday letdown… Here are a few recent ways I’ve worn and loved my go-to pieces (see some other versions here!):
Stop by Anne's blog In Residence to check out more of her great outfits and to be wowed as she inspires you to recreate some of your pins!