If you know me, you know I have a lot of clothes. Some people think it’s way too much, I think it’s just perfect. I know it’s hard to believe, but even I sometimes wake up and think “I seriously have nothing to wear today”. I think that everyone is destined to feel that way sometimes and when I feel that way, I revert to my “go-to” everyday basics. I wrote about my five must-have wardrobe pieces here and fall back on those staple items all the time but wanted to share a couple of other basic pieces that I always have in my closet for those “nothing to wear” days.
I always like to have a classic style dress that you can wear anywhere – to the beach, out wine tasting or to work with a blazer. This white and black embroidered shift dress and this black tassel tee dress are perfect for all of the above. I tend to stick to neutral colors so that I can dress up the basic piece with a cute colorful or fun accessory like this scarf or this fringe clutch.
We’ve already talked about my love for a cute tee, but having a striped t-shirt like this one is great to have easily on hand because it adds a little bit more of a pattern to an outfit instead of just a plain solid colored tee.
A classic and comfortable pair of denim jeans or denim shorts are also always great to have on hand. The more comfortable and cute, the better, because the more you’ll want to wear them. The best part about a staple pair of denim is that you can dress them up or down. This denim/chambray tank is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe right now because it matches with everything. You can wear it with denim jeans or shorts, white denim, black pants or a cute flare skirt, the list goes on. It also looks super cute dressed up with these fun patterned sandals (which are on sale for a ridiculous price!). I also currently got this striped cardigan on sale and can’t stop wearing it. Especially over the denim/chambray tank, it’s a perfect match.
The last two items that I always have easily available and ALWAYS pack when I go on vacation are a good pair of stud earrings and a hat. I love these gold shape studs because they are simple and match with anything you wear. This panama hat is also perfect to always have on hand for those days when doing your hair seems like way too much work. It’s amazing how putting on a cute style hat can make you look SO put together and stylish.
So next time you wake up and think “I have absolutely nothing to wear”, throw on some denim, a cute striped tee or chambray tank, a colorful scarf, some gold studs, a cute pair of patterned sandals and a coastal panama hat and you will look SUPER put together in 10 minutes flat. It’s that easy!
P.s. Everything mentioned in this post is from Madewell and EVERY ITEM is on SALE. So maybe treat yourself this weekend! Even if it’s just with a new hat or a cute pair of gold studs. You deserve it.