Wanted: Black Wadrobe Staples

July 13, 2015

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Happy Monday! Today we're chatting about my most wanted wardrobe pieces from around the web lately.

Since I entered the working world I've learned a lot about my personal style. Now that I'm not privy to the ultra-comfortable style staples (aka oversized t-shirts, athletic shorts, and leggings) known to me in my former college life, it's been time to reevaluate what I really want in my closet. I've always been pretty traditional in my style choices, favoring classic pieces over trendy ones. Though I can't say I've never bought into a fashion fad (denim mini skirts, sequin purses, chokers, flare jeans, and gaucho pants all via the early 2000s are coming to mind), I can say that on the whole I'm generally not too ashamed of any wardrobe decisions I made in the past.

Ever since I've started working in "the real world" I find myself gravitating back to basics more and more. I find myself wearing a lot simple shapes and wearing black, white, and/or denim on more days than not. This back to basics mentally is definitely being reflected in my recent wants!

J.Crew Striped Top
My go-to stripped tee has gotten a lot of love over the past two years and it's time for an upgrade. I feel like this J.Crew top is flattering, high-quality, and in a great price range. There's just something so inherently classic about a striped tee. It's flattering for all shapes and sizes. It can be dressed up or down and just goes with so much.

H&M Black Skinny Jeans
I've been in need of a good pair of black skinny jeans for awhile. I feel like black jeans can be so flattering and worn with success any time throughout the year when styled correctly. Black jeans are slimming among other things and just like the striped top pair with so much. At $9 these are a wishlist item that I can make a total reality.

Matisse Orin Sandal 
I've been crushing on low strappy heels since Spring 2014 and I've yet to purchase a pair. I saw these recently in a local boutique and fell completely in love all over again. The heel is low which is perfect for both work and play. I actually feel like I could be stylish and comfortable in these. The double straps add interest and the patterned back portion provides pop. This is definitely a staple with a twist.

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Bag
Upon graduating college I suddenly confronted the whole "what do I do with my backpack now?" question. While carrying a purse seemed like the obvious option, I just found that my purse wasn't really equipped to handle all the stuff I tote to work on a daily basis. I then began searching for a new backpack (since my college one was riddled with rips and wear), but every sturdy one I found felt like it was way out of my price range. Enter the Fjallraven Kanken Mini Bag! It has two top handles, adjustable straps, pockets, and a zip. It looks perfectly sturdy and like it'd have more than enough space for all of my stuff. They carry lots of fun colors and sizes, but this black mini totally has my heart. I think it's a timeless style that I could use for years to come!

Shiraleah 'Yves' Wool Hat
Maybe floppy hats are so last year...but I still think there's something to be said about a great hat for summer. This hat quickly covers a bad hair day while looking chic and adding that extra something to perfectly accessorize any outfit in need. Best thing of all? This hat can transcend seasons, easily slipping from summer to fall.

Topshop Lipstick in RioRio
Zoella recently mentioned this lipstick in her June Favorites video as being a perfect dupe for Kendall Jenner's Estee Lauder Lipstick in Restless. I think the color is absolutely gorgeous. I think it perfectly pops for summer and is the perfect orangey red. Definitely dying to try this one out. You can't go wrong with red lips paired with a black ensemble after all.

What have you been wanting lately? Let me know below!

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