wardrobe essentials + giveaway winner

While on the continuing quest to perfect and "grow up" my wardrobe I decided to do a little research into what should be included in every woman's closet collection. Little did I know, a seemingly harmless Google search would become a not-so-simple affair. While a few items (such as the eternal LBD or a perfectly fitting trench coat) will never be thought of as obsolete or excessive, several other articles of clothing owe their status of "essential" entirely to the individual. More simply put: It's all up to you.
10 Wardrobe Essentials

Above are the pieces that I have decided upon as items essential to my ideal wardrobe (clockwise from top left).

1. A pair of black booties work for day or night, jeans or dresses & instantly add an element of fashion forward-ness.

2. Loose fitting blouses in a variety of colors can be worn with anything.
3. The perfect pair of jeans are definitely an essential in today's world. My favorite pair are slim cut and deep dyed.
4. A white button down is one of those essentials that you'll see on anyone's list.
5. The LBD. Need I say more?
6. The classic trench is an item that can be used more than one season of the year.
7. A simple sheath dress, like the LBD, is a highly versatile piece no matter the time of year or occasion.
8. For "legs for miles" and miles of use look to a nude pump.
9. I've recently warmed up to the look of the leather jacket. The warmth is undeniable and the edge is sometimes highly desirable.
10. Opaque black tights might nearly be the most important item to me on this list. Sure they're cheap and probably easily over looked but you cannot deny their usefulness.

I would like to announce the winner of the Spoonflower giveaway:
Congrats to Meg! And thank you to all others who entered!
Meg has won a $25 Gift Certificate to Spoonflower!


CelesteCohen said...

Love my trench coat! It's definitely a staple for me too :)
www.celestecohen.blogspot.com xo

Andrea said...

I'm in definite need of nude heels, preferably Louboutin!

April said...

Love that LBD!

Filed: Chic said...

Great choices. The leather jacket and the trench are definitely the ones I'm most into these days. =]

Anonymous said...

I am loving those shoes! It is reminding me that I need to break out my nude pumps! :)