Every once and a while I’ll get text from a friend as they are trying to put together an outfit or as they are trying to shop for some new clothes. And sometimes they apologize for asking for help, but I actually love it! I love helping someone go through their closet or shop for some new basics. As long as they are willing to purge the outdated stuff and fill in the needs in their closet, I really enjoy spending time with them updating their wardrobe. Shopping with someone elses money is almost as good or better than shopping for yourself!
A cluttered and overstuffed closet happens to the best of us. We get sucked into the sale racks, seasonal trends and deals that we can’t pass up, but sometimes that leaves us with a whole lot of ill fitting, wrinkly-after-the-first-wash, wrong color clothes. That’s what I find with my friends’ closets and it happens to me too! But when we fill up our closet with the cheap, just okay stuff, we end up hating our closet. It’s the only explanation for having a closet full of clothes, but still feeling like we have nothing to wear. Anyone, anyone?
As I’ve purged and filled my closest and purged and filled my friends’ closet, I’ve found that I’m tired of the sale rack stuff. Sometimes the perfect thing goes on sale, but what really makes you want to get dressed is having great basics that work together and help you build an outfit. Today I’ve styled three basics into this Spring outfit that I will also be repeating and building into outfits almost everyday. And I recommend them to my friends too! They are a great fitting pair of dark skinny jeans, a colored shoe/sandal, and a classic bag.
Dark skinny jeans are such a staple in my wardrobe. Levi’s® 711 Skinnydenim in this Indigo Ridge wash are my favorites. There will always be trendy denim, but everyone needs a pair of dark denim that make you feel good and can make any outfit current. If this piece is missing in your closet, it’s the first one I would suggest adding. Even if you keep all of your old tops and shoes, new dark denim will refresh every outfit possibility. This pair from Levi’s® is my go-to pair. They fit really well and the wash is perfect and they are available at Macy’s. These skinny jeans are slimming, have a little stretch and they don’t stretch out. Plus they are a great price!
A colored sandal or shoe is another way to update your Spring and Summer outfits. I prefer and espadrille style, but you can also find some cute flat sandals or if you are daring try a wood block heeled sandal. Pick a color like red, coral, or turquoise depending on what other colors are consistent in your wardrobe. You’ll be surprised how much they add to a basic pair of jeans and tee shirt.
A classic, good looking bag is another essential for every woman. I change my purse out for date night and other short events, but most of the time I carry the same bag everywhere for months at a time. Designer bags aren’t a great fit in my life, but I do love bags that are leather and stand the test of mom-life. A leather bag will stay looking great and even look better with time. Figure out what shape of bag you prefer and then invest in one that will keep you looking good no matter what you are wearing.
Now it’s time for you to evaluate your closet. Are you missing a great pair of dark skinny denim? What about a colored shoe or an everyday bag you love? Give these Levi’s® 711 Skinny a try and fill in your basics with just the right pieces.