Because who doesn't love jeans and a cozy cotton long sleeve?
Business casual work wear:
I love these flats. Wish I could buy them in more colors - Audrey Brooke via DSW
In the last few years, I've been telling myself "now when you go shopping, you really need to buy an entire outfit or make sure you have other things to wear with it." Too often, I'll buy a random cardigan over here and then another time a shirt over there without having multiple outfits in mind.
Lately, I've realized I'm in need of a few staples. As spring sales are popping up left and right, I'm going to keep these staples in mind just in case I come across pieces that catch my eye. Sometimes, when you realize you need to make the investment in something, it's just time to do it and quit whining about it.
A few of the things I'm on the lookout for:
- Blouses/nice tops to go with cardigans, jackets, or on their own (for work or dates, girls night, parties, etc.)
- Cardigans in multiple colors (currently own a heathered brown, two grey, an aqua and two black cardigans)
- Black pencil skirt
- Black flats
- Jackets - navy blue blazer to be dressed up or down and perhaps a khaki trench coat
Jacket: Gap scored on sale last year, jeans: Old Navy via Goodwill a few years ago for $5!
And of course, because I'm on a budget I want to find nice things that will last, but are hopefully on sale.
I'm typically on the hunt at LOFT, Gap, Banana Republic and JCrew/JCrew Factory because their styles work with my tastes and they tend to have sales quite often.
Where do you shop (even if it just means putting the item in your cart and never purchasing)? What are the staples you're looking for to beef up your wardrobe?