I Don’t Know What To Shop For: Basics

For most of us, a problem we have when shopping is: I don’t know what to shop for. I know I’m not the only person who goes into a mall, with the intention of grabbing trendy pieces, but I have no idea where to start looking. It seems like there are so many stores and I don’t even know where to begin.  I know this is something we can ALL relate to. But no fear, in this blog post I will show you essential/basic pieces we all need to build our wardrobe. Hopefully, this blog post helps to stop you from running around stores tired and frustrated.


Basic tops such as black or white ones are essential to have in your closet because they can pair easily and can be used to layer outfits. There are hundreds of ways you can wear a simple top, so definitely get yourself a good one.

This picture down below is a perfect example on how to pair and layer a basic white T. This is a casual and cute way to pair your white top with other essentials you may have in your closet. This picture also shows how she layered her shirt. By adding jackets, scarves, necklaces, etc (depending on the weather) you can make an outfit your own by adding your favorite accessories.


Forever 21|Forever 21 Plus |HM

Little Black Dress:

Having a little black dress is an essential everyone should have. Dresses can easily be dressed up or down. By adding sneakers and a denim jacket, a dress is turned more casual and can be used as an everyday look. Adding some booties and a cute leather jacket makes it a perfect outfit for going out!


Old Navy | ZARA| TopShop


We all know how important it is to have a good pair of jeans that fit correctly and makes our curves looks bomb. It’s important to find a good pair of jeans that fit your body shape and your budget. Better to invest in a good pair of jeans but we can’t all afford to spend $100 for one pair of jeans. For my body shape, if I’m on a tight budget, then Forver21 is the place where I love to get my jeans. Since I’m taller I need high waisted jeans so I’m not constantly pulling my pants up. If I can afford something a bit more expensive, Torrid has amazing jeans! I love their jeans because they are stretchy and they last a lot longer.

Forever 21 | Forever21 Plus| Torrid|



Jackets can be a good piece to layer an outfit to make it seem like you put some effort into an outfit. You can pair your basic top with your favorite denim jeans or dress by adding a jacket to make the look feel more put together. You can buy basic jackets like a simple denim or leather jacket that will spice up your wardrobe!

Amazon | Madewell | Anthropologie







Hopefully, this post inspired you to purchase some basics that will help you mix up your wardrobe. By having these basics you can mix and match them with items you already have in your closet. The goal is to buy items that can be paired with the clothes you own in order to avoid ever saying ” I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”. By adding different pieces to your wardrobe you can create new outfits super easily!


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