Lets me honest.... Pinterest is one of the most addicting sites of all time, am I right?? I want to give you a challenge. Go to your "style" board and check out the outfits you pinned. Now, look at the photo above AND the list below (some items not pictured)! Do you see a connection? A majority will probably have at least one of the items mentioned!! Why?? Because they are staples! They go with everything!! No woman should ever go without the items on my list! They are all must haves and I guarantee if you spend the money to purchase them, you WILL wear them.... often!
1) SIMPLE BLACK DRESS
- I recommend a dress that is completely plain with no bells or whistles. That way you can wear it to a very professional cocktail party or dress it up with a funky piece of jewelry for a fun night out!
2) WHITE BLOUSE-
A white blouse can be worn casually and dressed up. You can pair it under a sweater or cardigan with some flat boots... or tuck it into a pencil skirt to look elegant and sophisticated!
3) BROWN SLEEK RIDING BOOTS-
I chose brown because I think it goes with more. Even though black boots are very important as well... the thing about brown, is they are casual. But if you get the right style (sleek and simple) they can be dressed up too!
4) DARK SKINNY JEANS-
Whether they are skinny or flared, these are a must have. I personally prefer skinny because I can tuck them into boots... but to each their own. Dark denim is classic and they can be dressed up or dressed down. They are also very slimming!
5) PENCIL SKIRT-
You never know when you need to look professional and modest! Owning one neutral pencil skirt is a must because you can switch up the top for a different look... but they always look professional!
6) NUDE PUMPS-
These are great because they lengthen your leg and can be dressy or casual. Nude pumps also go with ANYTHING. A lot of times when I am having trouble picking a pair of shoes that will go with my outfit, nude pumps almost ALWAYS do in a pinch!
7) TAILORED AND FITTED BLACK/NEUTRAL BLAZER-
This is a must! I love blazers so much because again, they can be dressed up, dressed down, or worn to work!! You can throw them over almost anything and look put together and a little bit more stylish! Roll the sleeves up for a casual look... or down for a sleek look!
8) BLACK CLUTCH-
If you are going to buy one clutch... go with black. A majority of the time... black goes with night/evening looks. Usually clutches are worn at night for parties and dinners. It's rare when a black clutch wont work with your nightly attire!
9) A LEOPARD ACCESSORY-
I prefer a belt, scarf, or flats! Leopard is a timeless print and throwing a small pop into a simple neutral outfit will give it the interest you need!
10) TAUPE BAG-
Taupe is my all time FAVORITE color for bags!!! Why you ask? I promise, it will go with ANYTHING you wear.... anything. If you are the type that doesn't change your purse often, then get taupe, it's a no fail accessory!
11) DIAMOND STUDS-
Of course they don't have to be real... But a simple pair of diamond studs are great for when you have a statement piece somewhere else on your body like a necklace or cuff. Diamonds go with silver and gold and will also pop without being too much.
12) NEUTRAL PEA COAT-
Even if its hot where you live, I still think this is a must. You never know when you are going to travel and it's good to have something like this just in case. Who likes to run around at the last minute looking for a nice pea coat that fits well!! Invest in one that is tailored and fits your body well but can also be worn with sweaters! This way, you are set to go for a long time.
13) RED NAIL POLISH-
Whether you wear it on your fingers or toes, you wont fail with red! Just make sure you take the time to make it clean! :)
14) BLACK DELICATE HEELS-
I say delicate because you want something you can wear really formal if you need to. If you get chunky black pumps... they wont always go with really formal attire. If you get something in the middle it can be worn multiple ways!
15) NEUTRAL OR BLACK FLATS-
I good pair of comfortable black or neutral flats is a must as well! Perfect for everyday!! I like mine to have a fun detail like gold medallion or leopard print (Yes leopard can be considered a neutral!)
16) BLACK LEGGINGS-
Yes, you heard me.... everyone can rock black leggings! Just make sure to wear a top that covers the bum area and you are golden. Rock this with a tunic and your brown boots and you are set!