5 WARDROBE BASICS EVERY CLOSET NEEDS

Happy Wednesday Ladies! There is nothing like the middle of the week to have you feeling the grind, am I right? Friday feels so close and yet so far. Well, today I wanted to share a list of the 5 wardrobe basics that both myself and Cathy of The Middle page swear by, in hopes it might help take the question of what to wear off your plate!

If we meet each other for lunch, dinner, or shopping you can bet we’re both wearing some variation of what we’re wearing in this post; a great jacket, some slimming denim and a simple cami or tee. Top it off with some chic accessories and a fabulous pair of shoes and you are good to go! So, if you are looking to build a base for your wardrobe, or just looking for some fantastic staples then keep scrolling for 5 wardrobe basics we swear by and every closet needs!

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Dallas fashion bloggers wearing black blazers, basic white t-shirts and denim

5 WARDROBE STAPLES WE SWEAR BY:

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A CLASSIC BLAZER:

My blazer is by Cinq a Sept and it has been my go to choice lately. It is perfectly over-sized and I love that the sleeves are made to look pushed up. I also like the loose tailoring on this blazer because it gives a more casual vibe. I’m wearing a size 0 in this chic blazer.

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY VERSION:

Express has been knocking it out of the park lately when it comes to blazers, and this budget friendly version of my blazer is no exception. I especially love this one because it is made with a body contour material that will give you a smooth and slim silhouette all-day long. A high quality item without the designer price tag that I guarantee you will love.

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SIMPLE BODYSUITS & TEES:

I wearing my go-to bodysuit from SKIMS in this look as well. Truth be told, I literally wear this bodysuit at least twice a week. It’s the perfect thing to wear under any jacket and it will give a slim silhouette because it’s a bodysuit. It also doesn’t hurt that it is incredibly comfortable and under $100. I’m wearing a XS in this wardrobe basic we swear by.

On the other hand, If you’re not a lover of wearing bodysuits then a simple white crew-neck tee like the one Cathy is wearing will do as well!

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Dallas fashion blogger over 40 wearing black blazer, white bodysuit and denim

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LEG LENGTHENING DENIM:

These flares are by Anine Bing and they will make your legs look crazy long because of the slit at the ankle! They are super comfortable and the fact that the slit is at the front of the ankle instead of at the side gives them a little something extra. I find they run a bit small so be sure to size up one size – I’m wearing a size 25.

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Dallas woman over 40 wearing wardrobe staple black bomber jacket

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VERSATILE BOMBER JACKET:

Bomber jackets are not only a wardrobe basic we swear by, but they are also trending for 2022; So this bomber jacket is a double threat! I personally love them because they are so versatile. You can dress them up or down and they always look good. My jacket is by Alice & Olivia and I’m wearing an XS.

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY VERSION:

This budget friendly version from Levi’s is a great dupe for the jacket I’m wearing. This faux-leather jacket comes complete with roomy patch pockets, a sharp point collar and elasticized cuffs and hem for comfort. It’s a great opportunity to snatch up a wardrobe basic we swear by for a fantastic price point.

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Dallas fashion blogger wearing split hem denim and black bomber jacket

Dallas woman over 40 wearing black blazer, denim and gold chain necklace

5

MIXED METAL CHAIN NECKLACE:

I literally wear my mixed metal gold chain necklace from Saint Laurent with ALL of my looks almost every single day. That is why I’m classifying it as a wardrobe essential.  It’s guaranteed to elevate all of your looks, all year round!

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY VERSION:

The Tori Cuban Chain Choker Necklace from SHYMI is a really great budget-friendly version of the choker I’m wearing. The lighter tone is more pronounced which opens up more options to mix and match metal tones within your look. The price point is fabulous at around $150 and it often goes on sale, so be sure to keep an eye out for a great deal on the final wardrobe basic we swear by!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate you!

XOXO, HEATHER

My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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