I've been harping on my 10 Wardrobe Essentials Checklist since the beginning of B.Styled.
Why? Because adding these basics to a wardrobe is the biggest game changer I see with my personal styling clients.
Here's a question for you (and yes, this is exactly what I used to do):
How often do you have an event or occasion and immediately think, "I need something new". So you go out and buy an "outfit", wear it once, (maybe twice) but always in the same way?
You're not alone.
But this is how closets become filled with a random assortment of pieces that don't easily work together, and a personal style that is all over the place.
Let's take a step back.
Take a pause from buying “fun” clothes and all the eye-catching things. And instead buy things like a white button down blouse and a classic blazer. The basics.
It's a clothing and shopping mind shift.
Instantly your look will be more polished and you'll be able to create more looks with what you already own. .
Total game changer.
I do get it though - it's easy to be distracted by all the fun trends, and oftentimes basic is confused with boring or dull.
But quality basics are the wardrobe building blocks and the foundation for every great outfit.
They are the 20% of your wardrobe you wear 80% of the time.
Without your basics, it's really difficult to #justgetdressed.
In fact, try to go a week not wearing any of the basics. Hard, right? On the flip side, you could easily go a week wearing nothing but basics, just adding accessories and toppers.
These items are the canvas for all your accessories and trendy add-ons.
These are also pieces worth investing in because they stand the test of time and get worn frequently (so their cost-per-wear is actually less).
Below is the B.Styled list of Top 10 Wardrobe Essentials along with a clickable catalog to shop for any items missing from your closet.
Once you have your closet purged, organized and cleansed, you'll want to identify your personal Wardrobe Essentials. Make sure each piece fits, flatters and is current in style.
Your exact list may differ from mine - there is no one-size-fits-all list - but this is a great place to start:
Need some help developing your wardrobe foundation? I'm here to help. Click here to learn more about working with me. It'll be fun and painless; I promise.
Now, go #justgetdressed.