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10 Basic Wardrobe Essentials - Fashion Guide

When you're looking for items to build your wardrobe, it's important to make sure you're fully stocked on the essentials before you get into the accent pieces. Today, I'm giving you a list of basic must-have items for every wardrobe!

1. LBD - Little Black Dress

Your little black dress will become your best friend when you're in a rush to get dressed but want to look elevated. The Lyla dress from Ooh La Luxe is perfect for a night out, or just a day on the town. I love this dress because it's comfortable with stretchy material and the sleeves add just enough to make the dress stand out. Since you can never go wrong with an LBD, I suggest picking up a few just so you can have options!

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2. White Sneakers

White sneakers are essential to every wardrobe because they always come in handy! They match essentially any outfit, they're comfortable, and they're stylish. Personally, I love these white Puma sneakers because they have memory foam on the soles and they were a great alternative to the Nike AF1's that everyone seems to have these days.

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3. Black Slacks

Much like your favorite pair of black jeans, black slacks will become your new go-to once you find the perfect pair. Black slacks don't just play a key role in the business side of your wardrobe, they also come in handy when you want to look nice but stay comfortable and have the ability to move freely.

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4. Cropped Cardigan

Cropped cardigans have been all the rage in the casual fashion world. You can find them essentially anywhere and they won't break the bank! This particular cardigan is from Shein and it's the best one I've purchased yet. The crop is the perfect length for my torso and it's light weight enough to be worn during the summer months as well. I highly recommend picking up a few cropped cardigans for this season - they're casual but can be worn for various occasions.

P.S. When shopping on Shein, use my code "USA277" for a discount on all your orders!

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5. White Button Down

White button downs are great to have because they can be dressed up or dressed down. Once again, this white top is from Shein and I'm absolutely in love with it. This particular style was all the rage this spring so I couldn't help myself from getting my hands on one. Although this top isn't your classic white button down, I think that having a bit of variety is great when it comes to your basics - then, you won't have 5 of the same white button downs.

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6. Your Perfect Jeans

I think that we can all agree that finding the perfect pair of jeans for your body is nearly impossible. Especially when you're taking into account the cost of your jeans, it seems like the chances are one in a million. However, if you take the time to hunt down your perfect pair of jeans (even if you have to get them tailored), you will not regret it!

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7. Black Booties

Black booties are useful for every season, not just fall and winter. These black booties from Aldo were my first pair and I have been wearing them non-stop ever since! You can't go wrong with throwing on black booties with basically any outfit. I recommend finding a pair with a heel that's high enough to elevate your outfit but short enough so that you can wear them all day without your feet hurting. I find that around 3 - 3 1/2 inches is the sweet spot for my heel length.

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8. Two Piece Set

Two piece sets will never fail to stay trendy every season. They're easy to style, don't take much effort, and make you look like you tried a lot harder than you actually did. The Life of the Party Plush Set from Ooh La Luxe is by far one of my favorite sets that I own. It's soft, comfortable, versatile, and makes me feel like I'm in Clueless. (which is, of course, always the goal!)

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9. Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts have made a comeback in recent years and I couldn't be happier. Not to be that person, but I was never really a fan of the sky high short-shorts trend so I'm very excited to know that bermuda shorts are trendy again! This pair from H&M are the best one's I've found for the price - they're super comfortable and look great with all of my outfits.

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10. Shoulder Bag

Shoulder bags make me feel like I'm in a 2000's movie, so I could never say no to a good shoulder bag! These are definitely an essential item for your wardrobe because they're casual and super easy to pair with your outfits. I also find that they're usually the perfect size to fit your essentials in - so you won't be tempted to bring your whole house with you in your bag!

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Until next time,


"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with his hand."

Psalms 37:23-24


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