Building Your Wardrobe With Clothing Basics
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Building Your Wardrobe With Clothing Basics

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 8:12 am
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Clothing basics are those great timeless pieces that will go with just about anything. Having the right clothing basics in your wardrobe will keep your style fresh and trendy while saving you money.

What Are Clothing “Basics”?

There are just a handful of fundamental clothing basics that are essential to building an adaptable wardrobe.

  • The perfect pair of nice jeans.
  • Black pants and/or skirt.
  • The perfect “little black dress.”
  • Simple black pumps or dress shoes.
  • Trustee tan shoes.
  • A timeless cardigan or pea coat.


Now Accessorize Your Basics!

Once you have the basics in your closet, there’s no need to replace or change them. You can add just a few “standout” accessories to your basic pieces. By adding stylish accessories, you can make your basic outfits look totally different. Not sure what accessories to add? Here are a few ideas to get your started:

  • A colorful scarf.
  • Bold jewelry.
  • A patterned blouse.
  • A trendy hat or headband.
  • Lace tights.
  • A fun oversize clutch purse.


It’s best to spend a little extra money for quality basics and then look for inexpensive accessories because while the basics will never go out of style, the accessories will. Also, it is much easier to find inexpensive accessories than it is to find inexpensive well-fitted basics. Forever 21, Target, Walmart, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, and outlet stores are great places to pick up cheap accessories. By structuring your wardrobe around the basics, you can have trendy styles for less!

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