Friday, September 28, 2012

Here&Now Closet Staples

This post has been on my mind for sometime. One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was to I could chronicle my intentional process of building a functional wardrobe. Investing in classic and timeless pieces is an idea that is thrown around, but I want to actively pursue adding pieces to my closet that will work for me, solving my "I-have-nothing-to-wear" quandary for once and for all.

I have thoughtfully culled the 50 articles of clothing/shoes/accessories that do the most for me and my lifestyle. I hope that this can be a springboard for a regular conversation on my blog about how to sort through our urges to buy, buy, buy and instead intentionally add a few items that will be the most useful to building a timeless foundation of style.

Here & Now : 50 closet staples

Whether you use this list as a direct shopping list, or a spark for creating your own "closet staples", I hope to continue developing and talking about closet staples in a weekly series.

Find where to purchase these exact pieces, and others at every price point, on my Pinterest "Closet Staple Love" Board and Currently Obsessed Collection { here }

What are you go-to closet staples?
Any things that you are saving up to invest in for your wardrobe?
Have a great weekend!

P.S. I know you ladies are aware that building a functional wardrobe is such an integral component of feeling stylish and confident in your clothes. But in case you need some more resources, check out { this } article on The EveryGirl, and the { piece } that started it all for me from Matchbook Magazine

27 comments:

  1. Great blog and thanks for your sweet comment!!!! 

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  2. Rochelle Sodipo WashingtonSeptember 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    That was a great post!  I think you've covered everything!  I would just add one body shaper, one strapless bra, one boustier (butchered that spelling I'm sure), one push up bra (if needed) and a few pair of seemless undies.

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  3. What a great post!! Very helpful! I'm excited to see this every week!! We are also happy to be one of your newest followers!! :) 

    go for the glam

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  4. Agreed, having a great foundation of supportive and comfortable shapewear, and functional bras is very important for feeling confident in one's clothes! That will have to make the next list :)
    xx

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  5. il take one of each!!! :)


    XO Meghancitrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  6.  This is such a great list, Jessica! I find I've been remixing my closet more and more to curb spending. The only problem is I still want to go out and buy the trendy items too that unfortunately may only last 1 season! Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Win a chain link necklace + Chanel print!

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  7. Ok, your list just made me want to go shopping.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. i would like all of those pieces to be in my closet when I get home. :) 

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  9. Great staple pieces. So important to have a functional closet.  These pieces help you put together stylish outfits for sure.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com 

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  10. Love all of these pieces! You did a good job at summing up the staple pieces

    Xo, Rachel

    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  11. This is an amazing post! ha-ha but makes me want to go shopping! Ha-ha

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow, this is a really awesome post! That's a great list of closet staples. I've got quite a few of those, but there are some on there that I'd like to add. 

    I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  13. Breakfast at Cindi'sSeptember 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Great pieces, a girl can never have enough clothes : )
    Would you like to follow each other? You such a cute blog.
     

    xo,


    Cindi


    Breakfast at
    Cindi’s

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  14. Great post! I love seeing what different people consider staples...we must have really similar style since I love all these pieces and the ones on your pinterest board :)

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  15. Oh I loved reading this list Jessica! You certainly have covered all your bases here, it is a very complete list and I loved the pictures! I also liked going through and seeing which I had and which I still need. I would love to invest in a nice watch, and I still need nude heels! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

    perfectly priya

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  16. Great post! I think you already did post almost everything.  Keep it up!
    Following you now..      ;)Hope you’ll follow back.            Thank’s A lot!Kisses from VV!!www.voguelyvan.com

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  17. Love this! Such a great list! 

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  18. this is an amazing list! just found your blog, following you :)



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  19. Wardrobe classics are a must. I'm majorly guilty of "I have nothing to wear" syndrome, and as such, own way too much stuff. Which makes it even harder to pick out something to wear! I'm trying a buying ban for the month of October, so see how much I really have to wear, and then I can decide which pieces I actually need to invest in.

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  20. ...I have like..none of these things. I have to break out of my same old mommy wardrobe for sure!

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  21. Good luck! Hopefully you can get a fresh perspective for what you need and be a smart shopper next month. Stay strong! xx

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  22. Well if you know what you need you can work over time to build up your wardrobe! Happy shopping! xx

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  23. Stay strong! Haha - I have good intentions, but not good will power! xx

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  24. I feel I'm slowly working towards more of a working wardrobe but there are some pieces that will take a while to get to. I would love a real leather jacket but I'm going to have to hold back on that purchase. The #1 thing I want to own for my closet is a Chanel bag though so I just started a savings account especially for it - I'm putting $25 of each pay check into it and should have enough by my 30th birthday to buy one :D

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  25. Ooh girl, that is a fabulous idea! I would love to own a classic bag, but can't swallow the price tag at this stage in my life xx

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  26. I know..it's a little different for me since I'm currently working instead of being in school. It'll still take me 5 years to get there...who knows, maybe my priorities will have totally changed or i'll need to tap into it for an emergency or something, but for now that's the plan. Unless a school decides to let me in and then who knows!

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