The importance of having good basics in any wardrobe

Defining good basic wardrobe staples is different for every person. For me, a good basic ‘feel good’ pair of comfortable jeans is a must. Along with jean shorts. For tops, solid colored camis, tees, long sleeve tees & sweaters for layering. Dresses, skirts and pants in solid colors or subtle patterns would also be considered ‘basics’. Basics are crucial to any wardrobe for dressing up or down in, or layering with other items.

Today I’ve teamed up with Mott & Bow to share some of their basics. First time customers to Mott & Bow can save 15% here. Code works at checkout.

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Silk cami, c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans, c/o Mott & Bow, black wedge sandals, old, Goodwill, tortoise shell cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, blue abalone shell earrings, old, Target.

If you have not tried jeans from Mott & Bow, let me tell you, they are comfortable. They are stretchy denim! Yep, you know me and stretchy pants from this post hereStretchy pants are super comfortable and these jeans are no exception. The jeans fit like a glove and move with you so you’re not feeling super stiff and immobile in them. Yes, please! I just need to make sure I never throw them in the dryer and shrink them.

This cami is real silk people. Real. Silk. I’ve looked up some tips on how to care for silk and found a great article on  Mott & Bow. I will probably not eat spaghetti in this top like, ever, but if I do, I now have some great tips for cleaning it.

Basic wardrobe items are important because they are base for any capsule wardrobe. They are perfect to take when traveling as they are easy to mix and match with other items for different looks without having to pack a lot. They can consist of more casual items to more dressy items but are mostly known for their wardrobe versatility. Wearing just basics will give you a clean, simple, classy look.

I can’t wait to start mixing and matching these with other items in my wardrobe!

~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Winter blues

I always associate the color blue with January. Not sure why. Because your lips, fingers and toes turn blue when you’re cold? Who knows? I’m not the only one associating blue with January, so it must be something someone started a long time ago that we have programmed in our little brains.

I thought I’d take some photos in my winter blues in my living room. Mainly because I got to be on set last week and got my hair done up real cute and in my living room because I didn’t have time to do a photo shoot done outdoors. Plus, it was really cold last week.

I was on set again later that week, but since I was on standby for the next day and I got home real late, I had to take the hairdo down and get ready for the next day, just in case. I had a side cinnamon roll Princess Leia hairdo the second day. Ha. So much fun seeing what type of hairdo you’ll get on set…

This hairdo is on day two, I covered it with a scarf and tried to fix up the stray hairs that got out of place as best as I could.

 

Turquoise blue top, pearl earrings & jeans

Turquoise blue top, pearl earrings & jeans

Turquoise blue top, pearl earrings & jeans

 

This is a casual every day look, but adding in the hairdo and some pearl earrings makes it classy casual. Throw on some knee high taupe colored wedge boots and you’re ready to run some errands and not look like a total slob doing it. (I confess, most of my errand running days are spent looking a mess in my sweats and a sweatshirt, but it’s all good.)

 

Turquoise blue top, knee high boots, pearl earrings & jean Turquoise blue top, floral tank top,knee high boots, pearl earrings & jean Turquoise blue top, floral tank top,knee high boots, pearl earrings & jean

What are your favorite go-to’s for a casual day look? Do you wear jeans and a t-shirt, or sweatpants and sweatshirts in the winter? Leggings, knee high boots and a long sweater or tunic are another favorite of mine during the cold months.

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