​Closet Essentials: 7 New Spins on the Basics

​Closet Essentials: 7 New Spins on the Basics

Oct 28th 2019

Fashion staples found in a classic wardrobe look something like this: dark skinny jeans, white tee, white dress shirt, little black dress, black heels, basic cardigan, and a denim jacket. Those pieces usually top every must-have list. We can all agree that we need those items! For fun, let’s take the building blocks a step further, and look at a twist you can make on each one.

Eva High Rise Leopard Print Skinny Jeans

Denim with a Fun Print

You definitely need your workhorse denim—classic, dark-wash skinny jeans. You can dress up jeans with a blazer and heels, or dress them down with a cotton tee and sneakers. For your next pair of skinny jeans, why not take a walk on the wild side with a bold print? An animal print with black heels and a black blouse would look cute for a fun night out. Printed jeans or faux leather jeans would also add flair to your work wardrobe as well.

Aiden Ruffle Sleeve Top

White Tee with Flair

You can still keep your classic white tee collection casual and comfortable. Everyone needs a basic crew neck for business and play. Take it up a notch with subtle ruffle sleeves or scalloped edges. Or how about a white tee with a draped back? It’s a party in the back!

Shea Floral Blouse

Dress Up Blouse

An office-ready, white dress shirt should feel comfortable to wear with no huge gaps between buttons. It should be tailored enough to be work appropriate. If you can’t find one you like, choose a blouse that suits your taste and style, perhaps one with a fun print or playful sleeves. When was the last time you bought a sophisticated blouse that makes a statement?

Everleigh Floral Romper

LBD Reboot

Maybe your version of a little black dress is actually an adorable black babydoll dress or a stylish black romper. Just like the LBD, cute rompers and babydoll dresses never seem to go out of style.

Kendall Pointed Toe Pumps

Black Heels

Simple black pumps are essential for many women. They add instant sophistication to a cocktail dress or look chic with your skinny jeans and white tee. But because you can never have too many shoes, give other heels a try. Fall is still a good time of year to wear block heels or heels with straps.

Bella Heather Knit Ruffle Hem Cardigan

Next-Level Cardigan

As you’ve probably noticed, cardigans are making the rounds right now. It is prime cardigan season, after all. But they do seem to be enjoying a special resurgence this season. It’s so easy to throw on a cardigan on chilly mornings. Transform your tee and jeans look by slipping on a trendy popcorn cardigan. You’ll have everyone asking where you got that cardigan—and the rest of your stylish outfit.

Hendrix Leopard Print Denim Jacket

Cool Girl Denim Jacket

If a jean jacket is your fall uniform, why not spice it up with a leopard print denim jacket? Or go with an edgy distressed denim coat. Both are a stylish twist on your classic jean jacket. You could also try a cropped denim jacket with high-waist jeans or leggings.

You can find all of the essentials above, plus all of the latest fall fashions at some of the best, most affordable dress boutiques online.

About Dress Up

Dress Up gets more than 65 new arrivals each week. It’s Dress Up’s priority to offer women trendy and wearable pieces at affordable prices. Everything is always under $50. Customers can find on-trend styles and feel good about what they are wearing from Dress Up. Whether you’re shopping for cozy sweaters, cute booties, oversized tops, the latest denim styles, or affordable, cheap rompers and dresses, there’s something for everyone. Shop Dress Up’s online clothing boutique or visit one of their stores across the Southeast.

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