Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wardrobe Staples

(this is the one I have)

Classic pieces. I have always been drawn to classics. It's fun to mix and match high and low fashions once you have some great staples. For me, the staples are the foundation of my wardrobe. Don't get me wrong, I love trendy pieces, I just spend a lot less on those things and buy fewer over the years. I have really learned what I like from my background in wardrobe styling. My version of classic is a bit more bohemian and laid back.

Here is a list of my staples, my go to pieces that I rely on time and time again:

1. Boyfriend jeans (can dress up or down)
2. Scarves (print, solid, lightweight)
3. Round toe black pumps
4. Basic wedge shoes
5. Grandpa cardigans (black, beige, white, purple)
6. Oversized gold Michael Kors watch
7. Long solid maxi dresses (great with cardis or denim jacket)
8. Dark skinny J Brand jeans (with ankle zipper detail)
9. Medium everyday bag (mine is a taupe Marc by Marc Jacobs)
10. Black leggings
11. Gray loose tank (perfect for colorful statement necklaces)
12. Colorful, fun statement necklaces (F21, H & M, flea markets)
13. Beige belt (H & M has an amazing selection)
14. Taupe boots (goes well with black and brown)
15. Little gold, charm/beaded bracelets

Here is a link to an article of classics in Harpers Bazaar

What are YOUR staples ??

Amanda Lalique


  1. I completely agree about the classics -- I have clean, classic pieces that I go back to all the time. Dark bootcut 7s, my black Longchamp bag, colorful flats, cardigans in a huge variety of colors, and flat metallic sandals.
    xxoo Josie

  2. Love this - but I always find that my classics don't tend to be classic classics. I love your list/compilation! Totally agree on taupe boots!
    My classics: leather flat sandals, flat knee high boots, leggings, scarves, flowy blouses, soft cardigans, crossover purses, chain necklaces and metal bangles, charms, racerback tanks, skinny jeans, wooden heels, and ballet flats. what a mish mash I realized!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  3. My classics include a white dress shirt, pinstriped pants, a long red trench, simple black flats, old lockets, an ivory ruffled top, a pencil skirt, stockings, heels, and shirts in jewel tones.