Wow! Did life ever get busy there for a bit… I feel like it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve shared some of my favourites and/or any updates on myself.
So, first things first. I am so EXCITED to share that I have been accepted to join the rewardStyle team. AHHHH! rewardStyle is it a platform through LikeToKnowIt for bloggers and influencers to share all there looks and favourites products. It allows followers to shop there favourite bloggers’ looks easier than ever.
Today's post is all about why I love versatile pieces and some of my favourite pieces from my closet. Although, I've been trying to cut back on my shopping… easier said than done. LOL. I feel like I’ve ALMOST got my closet where I want it to be in terms of staple pieces... of course, there’s ALWAYS room for more.
I LOVE versatile clothing! Over the last couple of months, I have been working on building a versatile wardrobe that was functional for day-to-day in the office, but that could do double duty for my more casual weekend ensembles. I’d say I am definitely more of a, "mix, match and repeat" type of girl now – I am mixing and matching pieces that I would have NEVER before.
When shopping online or instore I look for pieces that can be worn in different ways… this gives you a lot more options for outfits and styling. I’ve found that building a versatile wardrobe has helped me become a lot more creative with how I wear my clothes and playing around with styling them.
Ok, don’t get me wrong I still love shopping and I do purchase pieces that I want and/or need for certain occasions. I know it is exciting to add a new piece to your closet when you’re feeling a bit bored, but if your wardrobe is anything like mine, it’s those foundational classic essentials that truly are the backbone of all your go-to outfits.
Here are some of my must-have versatile pieces in my closet.
White blouse: I swear you can never go wrong with a good white blouse. This piece is a closet must-have! I have a mix of both expensive and in-expensive ones; my favourites are from Levis, Aerie, and The Gap. One of my favourite looks for summer is to pair this piece with a bathing suit; as it is the perfect cover-up. A white shirt and denim are one of my favourite go-to's! I love the look of a white shirt paired with denim in the summer; shorts or jeans this look is perfect for date night.
Pink Blazer: This is hands down one of my BEST purchases! As soon as I saw this in the store I KNEW I had to have it! (kind of screams me) Everything about this blazer is amazing. The colour, the length, the material, etc. Plus there are matching pants (win, win). A blazer is a serious wardrobe staple - these jackets are meant for more than just the daily grind! They can be worn for pretty much any occasion, from brunch to date night.
Jeans: Yes. Jeans are a wardrobe must for all. But... it's all about finding the right jeans. It has taken me YEARS to find the right pair of jeans... I have tried every brand, every store and every price point; until I discovered the Aritzia Denim Forum High-Waisted Skinny Crop Lola Jeans. These are by far the best jeans! Although they were a little on the more expensive side; make jeans an investment piece. Not only do jeans last, but they can also be mixed and matched - there are so many options for outfits and styling. My favourite piece to pair with these jeans is a simple blouse and fun shoes.
Summer Sandals: We all know I love a good summer sandal! Having a wide variety of shoes/sandals to pick from has always been a must for me! I love looking in my closet and seeing rows of shoes. Shoes are everything; they literally have the power to transform a whole look! These white sandals from Walmart are sweet and simple and the perfect shoes to tie together an outfit!
Aritzia Wide-Brim Hat: Big hat girl over here! Like shoes, hats have the power to transform a whole look too! A hat is such a simple accessory to add a little more spice and fun to an outfit! Every closet needs a couple of different colours and styles... I'm still looking for a blush pink one to add to my collection.
White Tee-Shirt: White tee-shirts will always be a wardrobe must-have! Again, this item can be styled in so many different ways. Whether it's with denim, joggers, shorts, leggings, dress pants, etc; a good white tee can go along way!
Little Black Dress: Not captured here but a little black dress is another wardrobe must-have. Black dress is such a versatile piece. Dress it up or dress it down. The perfect piece to pair with a denim jacket and converse or heels and a cute clutch! When I was packing for a trip a couple of years back my mom told me, ALWAYS pack a little black dress... you never know when you're going to need it!
And there you have it. All the tips and tricks for filling your closet with versatile pieces and some of my favourite pieces that I've added to my closet.
The Blonde Traveler