Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Essentials: Part One

And so, it begins: This is my first of a few posts about what I believe to be the essentials of every woman's wardrobe. It's very important to keep in mind that these are the very basics and therefore may seem pretty boring, but I can testify that owning these very items has gotten me stylishly through many a day.


These trouser jeans are simply a must. They are dressy enough for work or evening but can easily be dressed down and worn out for a lunch with the girls!
I cannot say enough about this item of clothing: the basic white button down is good on any day; hot or cold, professional or casual, by itself or layered.

I Love It.

A lovely twist on the plain white tee. Who doesn't own five of those? I love this one because it's got a little sparkle around the neck which kills two birds with one stone:

A too plain white tee, and no need for accessories!

Ah, the beautiful black knee high boot. It goes with so many things. So versatile. So chic.
In Texas, where the weather is hot, one cannot often wear cute lil' numbers like this tailored denim jacket, but I wear it whenever I can anyway. It simply works with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

Oh, an important note about this jacket: Tailored. Look into it.

Another fine essential: The denim pencil skirt. I have honestly sometimes worn mine more than once a week just because it's awesome like that. I recommend getting it in a darker wash first and then once you've established your 'robe with more of these other essentials, you should look into getting it in a light wash. A light wash can work better for a more casual look and for summer.
Oh. It's beautiful. It's wonderful. It's the little black dress.

'Nuff said.

Observe: The stripped tee:

A somewhat unexpected addition to the 'Essentials List', but a must have nonetheless. I personally have one that's white and navy and cut in a boat neck style that I got from Target and that was featured in Vogue... But that's not what's important; what's important is that you get one and get one fast. (Oh, and you can get any style or color you'd like.)

Basic black pants. They come off as a little stuffy I know, but trust me with this one; you'll discover that you wear these with everything. Careful though, if you pair them with the wrong thing you might end up looking like a caterer or something of the like...
This button down is exactly the same as its counter part, the white button down. It can be worn in the same way as the white button down, and yes, you will look just as cute in it.
Black Flat is spelled C-H-I-C

We've finally come to my own personal favorite: the black flat. I actually have like five or six pairs of these in different styles, no joke. That's how much I love black flats. They may look at tad grandma-ish on their own, but pair them with ANYTHING, and they are chic, chic, chic.

Ah yes, the black pencil skirt aka the sexy skirt. Or at least that's my opinion on this item of clothing.

And last but certainly not least, the black turtleneck. Though it seems like a mundane piece of clothing, it's actually very stylish and dare I say sexy when worn right. I happen to own just one of these little goodies, and I've received several complements on mine.

Goodness, it's just occurred to me how much black I've featured in this first edition of 'Essentials'. But it must be said that black really lives up to it's reputation and it does go with everything! That said, other than these few items of black that I've posted here, I really don't have very many other pieces of black clothing. I much prefer color. However, black (and white) seem to be the main colors of what I consider to be the first real building blocks to an awesome wardrobe. I hope all have enjoyed this little tutorial in wardrobe design, I certainly enjoyed writing it. I look forward to posting more on this subject and I hope you do too!!

1 comment:

sesy said...

what a nice post.
but i have a trouble with the knee boot. my feet dont really in a good shape for such thing.