1.07.2009

cheap(er) chic: back to basics

So the basics in your wardrobe probably may not be the most exciting pieces you own but none the less are ever so important. Whether the simple white tee for under that amazing jacket, the stylish yet practical bag for your gym clothes or the great boot that makes your trendy jeans look perfect. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to inventory your clothing and make sure you have these basic pieces, if not here are some great cheap(er) options:

dress from diane von fusternburg(30% off), boots from ann taylor ($89), cardigan from jcrew ($39), bangles from ralph lauren($30), tunic from graham& spencer($97), tote bag from longchamp ($125)

12 comments:

Megan said...

Oh, I definitely need to do this! My closet is in horrible disarray right now, I'm sure I could stand to sort out what I don't need then replenish-always the best part :) I love that J. Crew cardigan!

Courtney said...

I really need to inventory my clothing! And I always feel like I am in need of good, staple pieces. These are all such stylish and classic choices, you just can go wrong.

please sir said...

I'm all about the basics...hmm...maybe a little too much because it seems like all I wear!

paula said...

love this. i just got a black pair of boots to add to my collection from banana, but i love these too.

Tina said...

basics are classics! loving the riding styled boots & i'm a huge fan of those longchamp bags! oh and that day dress is so chic and classy!

christina said...

I just cleaned out my closet last night. So this post couldn't have better timing. Now I've just got to get out there and get shopping! This year I swear I'm going to have a gameplan in mind...otherwise I'll end up with a closetfull of zip-up hoodies.

citysage said...

I am obsessed with the idea of finding the ultimate basics (velvet makes the best tees---you are so right!)

those bangles are really lovely--I'm seriously lacking in the everyday jewelry department. and you can't beat a longchamp bag for versatility and class. great picks blair!

Callie Grayson said...

love that dress!
I just went through my closet over the holidays and organized and cleaned out all that I did not need.
Now I can find items to wear!

Blair said...

Callie-doesn't that feel great? Mine is organized until that night I need to find the perfect outfit and I wind up pulling everything out:)

Two Tall Girls said...

Better than being basics, they are classics so they'll always work. Great selection!

Sweet Nothings said...

those boots are bananas! I need them now

Joslyn said...

this is a great round up of basics...all totally spot on. i got a longchamp overnight tote at the duty free on my way home from Mexico last year and i love it!