Let’s Really Talk About Shopping

I’ve worked in the fashion industry for 20 years (yikes I’m old) and I’ve seen trends come and go, and comeback again. The one thing that is a constant are wardrobe staples; yes, the boring pieces like white button-ups. But these are the pieces that are timeless and worth the investment. I’m not an advocate for shopping as a sport. Shopping should be both fun and thoughtful. What do you need, not just for an event or right now, but what can grow with you as your styling changes. That’s right, I said styling and not style. Because it’s your styling details that evolve over time. Most of us don’t have a radical style change where we no longer wear wardrobe staples like my beloved white button down, we just wear it differently.

Because of my love for the basics, I’m a huge fan of accessories. Trending accessories can instantly give your basics new life. So I’ve picked some of my current favorite pieces that I know I can wear now and later; and dare I say it, even next year and the year after.

 

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Summer wardrobe staples: Off the shoulder crop top summer style textured top, minimal style

Forma of the West Marni Top $88 via THE GARAGE COLLECTIVE

Is it me or is this the perfect white summer top?

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wardrobe staples: ella rose cleobella aliyah dress is pastel coral corset top fit and flare dress mini dress summer style best dressed guest dress summer outfit ideas feminine summer style
Cleobella Aliyah Dress $217 via RESURRECTION

Sometimes you just need a pretty dress. Am I right?

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Natalie B Jewelry Pendant Necklace Count Your Lucky Starts Layering Necklace Celestial Jewelry

Natalie B Jewelry Count Your Lucky Stars $72 via KINDRED

How many layering necklaces is too many? I say you can never have too many and my necklace collection proves it.

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QUAY AUSTRALIA KOSA COMEBACK CLEAR FRAME SUNGLASSES

Quay Australia Koska Comeback $55 via STEVIE SISTER

I’m totally in love with these simple sunnies. They’re in my cart right now!

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wardrobe staples: AG Denim Caden Trouser, tan straight leg trouser

AG Caden Trouser $178 via JEANNI CHAMPAGNE

Sometime I actually like to get out of my jeans.

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MISA Los Angeles Sheer Blouse Button Down Blouse Classic Blouse Timeless Wardrobe staple Summer Style All Year Round style timeless style

MISA Los Angeles Raya Sheer Blouse $207 via BLUE EYED GIRL

I’m a sucker for timeless piece to add to my wardrobe.

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Crystal choker dainty necklace layering necklace single stud necklace

g2g Single Crystal Choker $85 by g2g DESIGNS

Have I mentioned that I’m a jewelry addict?

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Amuse society Sunny Shores Woven blouse striped Blouse Long sleeve striped blouse

Amuse Society Sunny Shore Button-up Woven Top $64 via THE SHOP LAGUNA

A striped button up is always a good idea.

9/15

Drinks well with others tote bag beach bag canvas tote bag

Drinks Well with Others $68 via ARLO AND JOY

Just for fun. Oh and it’s true too!

10/15

Striped Midi Dress Shirt Dress Striped Shirt Dress Summer Style Summer Outfit Ideas Classic Style Wardrobe Staple Summer Buys

Striped Midi Dress $58 via HAUTE SHOP

Striped anything and everything is always a good idea.

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Moonlight Makers I Wet my Plants 😉 $14 via IRIS AND POPPY

To all my fellow “Crazy Plant Ladies”….. Need I say more?

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Woven slides Dolce vita Grant slides Natural summer style summer shoes woven shoes

Dolce Vita Grant Slide $100 via LARGO DRIVE

I think we all need a pair of these.

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Minimal style minimalist summer style knot sisters harper jumpsuit Short sleeve cropped playsuit

Knot Sisters Harper Jumpsuit $120 via STYLE SOCIETY

FYI this jumpsuit is fully lined. Thank you Knot Sisters!

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Stateside linen classic white button down button up linen button up summer style summer staples

Stateside Linen Classic Shirt $145 via RED FOX

I know it’s basic but I love it!

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Palma Fedora Lack of Color Straw Hat Summer Must Have Summer style

Lack of Color Palma Straw Fedora $89 via HUXLEY AND HARPER
Featured Images Source via Lily Montasser
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