Before launching the blog, I thought (and thought, and thought) about what type of content would be most meaningful and enjoyable to my readers. Then I came back to what inspired me to start the blog in the first place, my friends. On many an occasion I’ve gotten the comment, ‘I love what you’re wearing, where did you find it?’ And I loved telling my friends where I bought it and what a great deal it was. Think of me as that friend, the one who curates the best pieces and makes it easy for you to add them to your closet.
As a good friend I’m going to tell you that before you get to the fun statement pieces, you must have a good foundation. My next few posts will be a series of basics. These are pieces that should be in everyone’s closet and can be mixed and matched with a variety of items. Are they the most fashionable items you will own? Probably not. But, they will serve you well day in and day out. In this particular life phase, they are my go to pieces for the weekdays and I wear them more often than I should probably admit. Links are for the same item or something very similar.
First, a basic white shirt. I chose a more fitted one as I tend to wear it with more formal bottoms and tuck it in. I love this one because it is not sheer so it does not require a camisole underneath.
Plain old t shirt. You would be surprised as to how hard it is to find one that meets my needs: long sleeves, a little longer hem, not a super low neck, and not sheer. This one fits the bill. I have similar ones in two other colors, that’s how much I like them.
A tunic. You’ll begin to see a pattern in my dressing sense, I like long tops. I find tunics to be easy to throw on with a variety of bottoms and they cover up all the right places.
Chambray shirt. Texas is hot. Like, really hot. It is hard to find clothes that are comfortable, cool, and stylish. Enter the light weight chambray shirt.
Striped t shirt. Life with three young kids is a t shirt and jeans kind of life. Stripes break up the monotony of the plain t shirts. I love this one because of the length.
Anything I’m missing? What are some of your basics?