Wardrobe Basics Everyone Needs
Trends may come and go with the seasons, but lucky for us, some basic pieces never go out of style. Whether you’re just building your wardrobe or need to replace worn and tired items, investing in a few clothing basics will make your “getting ready” process a piece of cake.
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Think of the basic white tee as a blank canvas ready to be dressed up or down to suit your mood. We love the Northside Vintage Tee from Madewell for it's slim yet classic "goes with anything" fit.
"Great everyday t-shirt, perfect for layering. The fabric is soft and very comfortable. Love it" says wjonah in her Nordstrom product review.
White Button-Down Shirt
Have a dressier occasion that demands more than a t-shirt? A white button down, like this Curvy Slim Stretch Perfect Shirt from J. Crew, is a must-have. Meticulously tailored, this versatile button-down has darting on the front to accommodate bigger busts and a generous stretch to fit your figure in all the right places.
Round out your essential shirts with a striped boatneck t-shirt from J. Crew. With three-quarter sleeves and iconic sailor style, it's a chic piece that can be layered, worn with jeans and sneakers, black trousers and heels, a skirt - just about anything!
"A striped tee is a closet staple, and this tee is just what I was looking for. It's thick enough to not need anything underneath and good quality." says Kristen in her glowing product review.
Whether you choose high-waisted, wide-legged, cropped or slim fitting, black trousers are the perfect start to a polished outfit. For all-around versatility, our top pick is Nick + Zoe's 'The Wonder Stretch' Straight Leg Pants. They have a clean, straight leg fit and plenty of stretch for exceptional comfort and shape-retention.
"Great versatile pants. Easy to care for and very flattering." says Buzz07 in their five-star review.
Dark Wash Jeans
Just as you would choose trousers, the best jean cut is the cut that’s most flattering for your figure, but shoot for a dark wash that can easily transition from day to night. For a skinny leg with a higher rise, try J.Crew's 9" high-rise toothpick jeans in classic rinse. These jeans have a superskinny cropped leg with a high rise above the hip and Perfecting Pockets™ that hold you in, lift you up and are really comfortable too.
"These jeans are called classic for a reason. Lovely denim in a dark, but not too dark, true blue (not a fan of pairs that are not). Great feeling denim that is soft with a hint of stretch, accentuates your curves, and is a good weight. The hi-rise is on point. Woo, no cold back in the winter!" says BFlatBaroness in her J.Crew product review.
Little Black Dress
To get the most use out of your little black dress as possible, choose a silhouette that makes you feel like a million bucks and is as simple as possible, like this Tia Tobey Fit & Flare Dress from French Connection. With a jewel neck and structured flared skirt, it's a classic that will take you from the office to parties and events with just a switch of shoes and accessories.
A well tailored blazer in a neutral shade can take you anywhere and turn almost any outfit into something appropriate for the office. J.Crew's bestselling Parke blazer is our favorite because it's made of lightweight wool flannel, available in four classic colors and has a bit of stretch for comfort while still remaining structured enough to wear over anything, anytime.
"This Parke blazer in my new essential. It is well made, of good quality and pair with any kind of outfit. I can't stop wearing it. The heather caramel is the new black." says SoModishlyChic in her product review.
Jean jackets are incredibly handy. Wear them with shorts and a tee in the summer, a skirt and tank in the spring, over a sweater in the fall and under a jacket in the winter - talk about versatility! And when it comes to picking out a brand and style, Levi's Classic Trucker Jacket with a slim fit and cropped length is a classic denim staple no closet should live without.Shop online outlets for great deals on brand name merchandise and ship internationally with MyUS Shopping!
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