Sorry about the lack of posts last week. I’m working on getting back on track this week. Today’s post might be of more interest to the female readers but I was so inspired, I wanted to share what I learned while watching last Friday’s The Nate Berkus Show. I think many of us think that in order to vary our looks every day we must have a closet with lots of clothes. But Nate had blogger Lilliana Vasquez, of Cheap Chicas, on the show who proved that you can accomplish many looks with a few key pieces. I absolutely love segments like this. She did a great job of showing how to update your wardrobe with 8 pieces and mixing them with your current basics to make 30 different outfits.
Lilliana suggested that every woman’s closet should contain the following basics: black pants, dark straight jeans, a white button down shirt, a sheath dress in a neutral color (camel, gray or black), a black skirt (preferably an A-Line), a classic fall blazer (tweed or plaid), and a neutral cardigan. She also suggested having these basic accessories: a simple black belt, neutral flats, black pumps and ankle boots. To update your wardrobe she suggested purchasing these 8 pieces for Fall (which she found for $145 total): a polka-dot top, a mustard cardigan, red pants, a scarf, leopard pumps, a skinny belt, a chunky stripe sweater, and a lace blouse. Using these items, she created these 30 outfits. It’s segments like these that really inspire me to create a working wardrobe out of a few key pieces. I highly recommend checking out Lilliana’s blog. I love it because most of the items she features are affordable. What are the go-to pieces in your wardrobe?