We don’t know about you, but when we go shopping, it’s impossible to choose just 5 or 6 items when literally everything is so cute. There are so many different styles and trends, and we want to keep up with all of them, all the time! The problem is, of course, the budget. Generally, we also need to set some money aside for silly things like rent, groceries, and even savings. So, we’ve discovered that the best way to select new articles of clothing is to make sure that they can be worn long-term, meaning won’t go out of style before next year’s use, and that they can be worn with multiple items that currently reside in our closets.
Here are some great examples:
Blazers are an excellent layering piece. Useful in mutiple seasons, throw one on over basically any outfit and you’re automatically more put-together. They are warm, but not too warm, and go well with jeans, trousers, dresses and skirts. Try a fitted one with some jewelry for a night out, or a loose-fitted blazer with a colorful scarf for a day full of errands.
These are to die for! Dress up your jeans with a great pair of heeled booties, or go for a pair with slimmer heels for a nighttime event. Make sure to try them on before you buy them, so that your feet stay comfortable throughout the day.
Super feminine and chic, blouses like these are extremely versatile. Wear one untucked for a casual, every day look or tuck it in to a pencil skirt, add pearls and throw on some pumps to up the glamour.
Ah, bags. A real pitfall when it comes to shopping, because they are all so great, and so different! Make sure not to splurge too much, though, and keep your collection practical. Something small and fancy, like a clutch, for weddings, something big and sturdy for everyday use, and something slightly smaller for a night on the town. Make sure to get some variety too, one black, one brown, and perhaps a tan or khaki green. The right bag (and color) can totally enhance an outfit, so think about your wardrobe when picking out a new purse.