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Tip Tuesday: 5 Wardrobe Basic Must-Haves

Posted by Alexandra C. | Tuesday August 20, 20139 comments

My closet is full of crazy colours, prints and patterns, but you can't wear crazy prints everyday (though part of me wishes I could)! You need basics to fill up your wardrobe and to make the most out of your clothing. Here are 5 must-have staples you definitely need in your wardrobe:

1. Fitted Blazer: While I am an advocate for a bold patterned blazer, a solid coloured one is awesome for taking any casual outfit and making it formal and work appropriate. Also excellent as a cover up for chilly nights when you still want to look put together. 

Zara Single Button Blazer (C$89.90) 

2. Camisole: A low cut dress or blouse is my choice garment for a night out (you gotta work with whatcha have). For the office or school? Not so much. Always have a cami on hand to turn that night out top into a day time appropriate look. 

Smart Set Camisole With Adjustable Straps (C$16.00)

3. The LBD: How could we not mention a little black dress? Wear with glittery jewellery and a clutch for a night out with the ladies or dress it up with the blazer and some subtle bling for a meeting. 

French Connection Classic Marie Stretch Column Dress (C$169.41)

4. Slouchy Tee or Tank: I have a whole arsenal of loose, long tees and tanks in solid colours. They are the perfect thing to pair with printed trousers and pencil skirts. Print on print can be too fashion forward, but a solid colour top and printed bottom is much more accesible and wearable. Plus a looser fit is great for that afternoon food baby! 
Old Navy Jersey Circle Tops (C$18.94) 

5. Solid Mini Skirt: I can't tell you how many times this little mini has saved my butt. Skirts a little sheer? Throw on a mini underneath! Have an oversized tee that you want to wear as a dress but it's a touch too short? This baby goes right on under! Or maybe you have a fabulous patterned top and you're in need of a basic skirt to tone it down. This is perfect for layering and wearing alone. 

H&M Short Jersey Skirt

What are your wardrobe essentials?
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on August 30, 2013  nicolthepickle  1,321 said:

I want that little skirt! I wonder if H&M;in Canada have it.

on August 23, 2013  flower  4,433 said:


on August 22, 2013  KindlyMe  844 said:

love the slouchy tee and blazers

on August 21, 2013  layalxo  2,543 said:

Fitted blazer!!! I love blazers, they are so professional. Every girl needs black in her wardrobe, although colour is great too.

on August 20, 2013  TammyK  1,073 said:

Yes I love the slouchy tee. Great way to hide your stomach if you're feeling bloated. Plus it's super comfy and you can relax without having to constantly suck in your tummy.

on August 20, 2013  xhiao1994  9,843 said:

yey! im going to buy the slouchy tanks... i love loose tops too!

on August 20, 2013  fredamans  12,193 said:

Every lady needs a basic black dress in her wardrobe.

on August 20, 2013  ladynetz  961 said:

I do have some staple item like a good pair of pants and jeans, blazers, shirts. No skirts, tough...

on August 20, 2013  gl0ss  6,194 said:

Wardrobe essentials, definitely a pair of versatile dark wash jeans, well fitted t's - long and short sleeve and some basic sweaters that can be dressed up or down. LBD is on there as well for sure, blazers not so much for me, they tend to make me look like a football player

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