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How many times have you woken up, walked into (or just stared straight at in my case) your closet and thought… I have absolutely nothing to wear. Hand raised x 1000! If writers block is real and artists need muses, I think we all need something for those days when our creative juices need a little jumpstart.

Those are the days when I go back to the basics. When all else fails, they’re always there for you to rely on when an exciting combination or creative pairing just isn’t going to happen.

Every woman has her own version of wardrobe staples, and for me they’ve changed a little bit over the years, but mine typically start with a good pair of jeans. I live in jeans a lot of the year – they’re so easy and still polished if you find the right pair. One of my favorites are the Madewell skinny skinny because they’re a perfect dark indigo color and fit snugly.

This past Fall, I finally invested in a white blouse that I knew I would want to wear with everything. This Equipment blouse is heavily rotated through my outfits and especially on days when I’m feeling bit more classic. Paired with a pair of nude heels like these Vince d’orsay pumps, it makes me feel polished but still surprisingly comfortable.

Around these three items, you can pretty much create any spin on classic that you want! I put on a statement necklace and pulled out a pretty little purple suede clutch for a little more color and then grabbed this trusty neutral coat that has been a winter favorite.

What are your wardrobe staples?

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Equipment Adalyn Blouse  •  Madewell skinny skinny jeans c/o  •  Vince d’orsay pumpsBauble Bar atlantis fringe necklace c/o  •  Forever 21 longline duster coat  •  C.Wonder suede clutch (similar)

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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9 Comments

  • Reply Olga

    This is me! Lol without the pumps. I’m more of a comfort for my feet kind of girl so flats for me. Once I turned 30 I realized staple pieces are more important to invest in than trendy pieces. Although it’s still fun to add some trendy things each season.

    March 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Christine

      I couldn’t agree more.. I’m at that place now! I am learning how to balance staples and a little fun here and there :)

      March 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I absolutely love this outfit! A pair of jeans and a blouse always work for me, I could wear this combo every single day!

    Lisa from http://www.lisasmirror.com

    February 25, 2015 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Merritt

    such a classic, polished look! Gorgeous!

    The Style Scribe

    February 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    Those pumps are perfect!

    February 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Alex

    So true! I have realized that investing in classic pieces is the way to go and I haven’t had as difficult of a time figuring out what to wear to work every morning. Love a good Equipment blouse too – you look adorable!

    adoredbyalex.com

    February 23, 2015 at 10:47 am
    • Reply Christine

      Couldn’t agree more – it makes things so much easier! :)

      February 23, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Chottie

    How cute is your clutch! I love how it stands out with your neutral outfit, such a great look!

    xx
    http://www.charltonlee.com

    February 23, 2015 at 7:22 am
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