📷’s by Luba Kochubey Portraits
Jacket: Who What Wear for Target (similar) | Blouse: Who What Wear for Target (similar) | Denim: AG | Jewelry: Rocksbox (use code laceandpearlsblogxoxo at checkout to receive your first month free) | Purse: Old Navy | Sandals: Josef Sebiel | Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
Closet staples are great for two reasons; capsule wardrobes and building your closet’s foundation. I won’t be covering capsule wardrobes, but if you’re interested in learning more about them be sure to check out Unfancy. Caroline does an excellent job of breaking down the process into actionable steps.
Whenever I shop a Nordstrom sale, I get so tired of hearing that it is a great time to stock up on staples. I hate staples, they are so basic. But now I know better. Closet staples are the building blocks of a great wardrobe.
When I was choosing an outfit for this shoot, I was a little frantic. I felt like I didn’t have anything new to wear. I made a conscious effort to rely on my staples (distressed denim, white blouse, and utility jacket).
Most people have these pieces, and if you don’t, they are easy to find on the cheap. I do however, recommend investing in a nice pair of jeans and a white blouse. Investing in both of these will save you in the long run.
The Utility Jacket
When I got this jacket I wasn’t sure I would wear it very much, but now I go for it weekly. Even though the recent weather has been warm, I still need a light weight jacket in the mornings and for the office. It’s super light weight and can be thrown into my tote bag when it’s not in use.
I have worn this piece with a chambray dress, black skinny jeans, and now this pair of distressed denim. It would also look super cute with a simple tee and skirt. That’s four options right there with just one jacket.
The White Blouse
A white blouse is a classic and looks good on everyone. You can wear it with any bottom (skirt, jeans, shorts). You could even put it under a dress. Do yourself a favor and buy two so you always have this option in the morning.
Do you really need an explanation for this one? I didn’t think so, but just in case, let me stress again that a good pair of denim will keep you looking your best. I am partial to distressed denim because I never like to look too dressed up. The distressing keeps things casual and fun. When you find a brand or cut that works, I recommend getting a couple washes or colors.
All of the accessories in today’s post are from Rocksbox, a monthly subscription service. This month I seriously fell in love with every piece. If you’re curious about Rocksbox you can check out my other reviews (month one, month two, and month three). Interested in signing up? Use code laceandpearlsblogxoxo at checkout to receive your first month free.
Closet essentials will de-stress your mornings. If the above items aren’t your staples of choice, find a few that are and make them work for you. What are your favorites? I would love it if you would share them in the comments.
*Rocksbox graciously provided me with a free 6 month trial, but all opinions are my own.