I always see articles touting the items you MUST have in your closet. I typically have most of the basics (white button down, trench, black pants), but I have found there's others I wear constantly that don't show up on these lists. Here, I'm sharing my items I think every gal should have in her closet (and they've probably shown up before in WRM).
First up: clothes. Tops, bottoms and outerwear. This is an area I would not recommend splurging on. I buy my clothes at TJ Maxx, Forever21, etc. because most of the time, items go out of style so quickly it's not worth paying several hundred dollars. However if it's something you love and you know you'll wear forever, go for it!
|1. Leggings $17.95 (pay a little extra if you wear these a lot - like me) 2. Pants $39.98 (I usually see black recommended but I think red is so much more fun) 3. Boyfriend Jeans $29.99 4. Dark Wash Skinny Jeans $39.95 7. Leather Pants $34.95 (Oxblood is a good option too) 6. White Skinny Jeans $17.89 7. Sequin Skirt $27 8. Colored Pencil Skirt $9.99 (doesn't have to be pink, I just find this more interesting than basic black) 9. Cream Flounce Skirt $38.19 (goes with everything and all seasons) 10. Colored Maxi Skirt (not necessarily blue; I have a purple one I love) $36.47|
1. Black Pointed Pumps Lust $695 vs. Must $34.99 2. Nude Patent Pumps Lust $775 vs. Must $52.49 3. Dress Sandal Pumps Lust $925 vs. Must $39.99 4. Nice Flip Flops Lust $195 vs. Must $29.95 5. Black Suede Over the Knee Boots Lust $665 vs. Must $44.90 6. Brown Riding Boots Lust $2,200 vs. Must $45.50 7. Black Leather Booties Lust $332.50 vs. Must $34.90 8. Leopard Flats (so fun and less boring than plain old black) Lust $448 vs. Must $49 9. Beige Low Heel Booties Lust $278 vs. Must $49.99 10. White Espadrille Wedges Lust $231 vs. Must $46 11. Running Shoes in a Fun Color (to help motivate your New Year workout resolution) Lust $79.99 vs. Must $49.97
I know shoes are supposed to be every girl's dream, and while I do have (and covet) some of the designer shoes above, I have to admit bags are my weakness. No matter what you're wearing, if you pull in a designer bag it immediately makes you look more polished and lavish. I've also found I purchase cheap bags over and over because they don't last. In the end I probably could have invested the same for designer quality and durability. With that said, here's my picks for must have bags in your wardrobe.
Last but not least, add the finishing touches! These are areas you can splurge or save and I mix it up quite a bit. Here's some must-have options for jewelry and accessories to finish off a great and versatile wardrobe.