Essentials (wardrobe & extras)

So recently I was going through my closet and looking at all of things I own. I realized that I have a shit ton of things with tags still on them, and some things that don’t have tags, but have been worn a maximum of once. It dawned on me that the items in my closet with tags still on them are things that I bought impulsively, or didn’t bother to try on, but bought anyways. I started to realized what a waste of money it is to just be buying something because it looks cute on the hanger. I’ve religiously started only buying clothing if I’ve a) tried it on, b) it looks amazing and c) it makes me feel fabulous. I’ve also realized as of late, that coming into my mid-ish twenties, I’m so over only owning cheap stuff from Forever21 and stores alike. Not to say that I still don’t love places like Forever21, and H&M, but we all know that the clothes they make, quality wise, aren’t enough to last an entire season. I think when you’re on such a budget, it can be so easy to get lost in the world of quantity over quality. I’ve been perusing the internet and doing research on what it is that every woman should have in her closet, and although there were a lot of variations from list to list, I compiled my own list, and made one that is the most appropriate for my age and taste.

  • Black blazer
  • Black leather jacket (PU/Genuine leather)
  • Denim jacket
  • Classic trench coat
  • Wool coat
  • White button down blouse
  • Striped shirt
  • Basic tees in black, white & grey
  • Leopard print scarf
  • Little black dress
  • Black opaque tights
  • Oversized watch
  • Statement necklace
  • A good pair of sunglasses
  • Perfect dark wash jeans (any fit, according to what makes you feel your best)
  • Red flats
  • Nude pumps
  • Black pumps
  • Black trousers
  • Black skirt
  • A nice bra
  • Pretty PJ’s
  • A tote
  • A great neutral coloured handbag
  •  A good planner/agenda

Because my birthday is around the corner, you can bet I’ve asked for a bunch of stuff from this list, with specifics as to which stores to shop at. The fact that these items are supposed to last a long time, I’ve been really looking at quality, name brand, and whether or not I absolutely love the piece when I try it on. I just really want to create a wardrobe that has a lot of quality, with items that I can wear for years to come!

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