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When it comes to clothing there are obviously things we all must have.

From great fitting jeans to our work wardrobe.

There are, however, some items each of us can’t live without.

Today I am sharing mine.

10 Fashion Must Haves:

10 Fashion Must Haves

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When it comes to fashion must haves one of the top things on my list is..

1. Tank Tops:

I can’ t have enough of them!

From plain to lacy, wide strap to skinny strap, tank tops come in handy consistently.

They are useful all year long from wearing alone to layering in the Winter.

I try to have tanks in every shade of every color but I do have a long way to go to get there.

Another thing I adore about tank tops is that they are so inexpensive.

Tanks are a great way to extend and expand your wardrobe on a budget.

Just simply switching out your tank under a cute cami creates a whole new look.

Speaking of cardigans, they make #2 on my list of must have fashion items.

2. Cardigans

Cardigans are awesome!

From cropped cardis to big puffy button-up styles cardigans can be mixed and matched with anything.

Wear them with a darling dress or your favorite jeans.

ModCloth carries some of the cutest cardigans.

See more on the look below.

10 Fashion Must Haves

Like tanks, you can get cardis in every color of the rainbow to mix and match with your favorite looks.

Even if you have a sparse wardrobe you can switch out a cardi to create a whole new look.

Sometimes we have that one staple we wear with almost anything.

For me, it’s my black combat style boots.

3. Stylish Combat Boots

10 Fashion Must Haves

That’s why they make my fashion must have list.

I found my all-time favorite pair of black combat style boots on Amazon.

Ladies, I can not express what a great pair of boots these are.

I have worn the heck out of them, up to three times a week since March of 2016 and they are still like new!

Oh, and you can get them in other colors as well.

I wear them with everything from a cute skirt or dress to jeans.

My daughter has even borrowed them many times.

She wore them with a dressy black dress once and they looked fab!

I wear them often with a sundress and they are adorable.

The next item on my fashion must haves list is a good belt.

4. Properly Sized Belt

Nothing can compensate for having a belt that fits right.

To me, a good belt that fits correctly is as important as a bra that fits right.

We ladies tend to have weight fluctuations due to hormones, that time of the month, crazy work schedules and family demands.

Sometimes we are craving everything and eating like crazy.

Other times we are lucky to get a quick snack in!

Our pants and jeans do not always fit well even though it’s not exactly the time to buy new clothes.

A belt that fits well can help get us through those times.

Nothing is more irritating or strange looking than having to continuously pull up our pants all day long.

I’ve been there, I know.

I think men have known this secret for years.

Every man I know spends a little extra on a good belt.

The women I know have a ton of cute belts but none that really were purchased to fit properly!

Ladies, let’s take a lesson from the guys here.

Now I made mention of bras above…

Yes, a correctly sized bra has made my fashion must haves list.

5. A Correctly Sized Bra

I admit I hate going to have my bra size measured.

The fact is, however, its something we just have to do.

I have had to have my size remeasured three times already this year due to weight loss.

With weight loss or gain, our bodies change shape, not just size.

Our shape is vital to getting a good bra that fits us well.

Honestly, I am still looking for my favorite place to buy bras.

I am not a fan of that one place that is so well known.

Let me know your favorite place to shop bras in the comments if you have one!

What I do know is that if we do not have good undergarments, our entire look can be ruined.

There is nothing more unattractive than that back bulge, or side bulge when wearing a cute top!

Another area of focus is having bras with the right straps for that special dress.

Bras are a big deal.

Sure, I wish I could go without one and burn them all like ladies did in the 70’s but that isn’t happening for me.

I feel naked without one and honestly, I do not like the way I look without one.

Sorry to all the free spirits out there but more power to you!

Staying on the topic of undergarments another one of my fashion must haves is cotton undies!

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6. Cute Cotton Undies

Note that I said CUTE cotton undies.

I am not going to wear granny panties yet ladies, if ever.

There are many cute styles in cotton underwear that can still be sexy.

Why cotton?

Because cotton breathes!

It’s a healthier choice, helps with air flow which can eliminate a lot of issues.

The important thing is that like bras, they fit well.

While in some cases, I hear, panty lines can be considered sexy, I am not going for that.

At least not intentionally!

I do not set out personally to draw attention to myself from some guy for having my underwear lines showing or sticking out of my pants.

If you are, that’s fine, but I am a little old school I suppose and think my panties should be covered in public.

In private, however, I do want them to be cute, fun, or sexy for the lucky guy who gets to see them.

Okay I know I am a bit stuck on the under stuff here but I have to also list the next item.

Recently I have discovered my love for the bralette.

The bralette has become one of my fashion must haves!

7. Bralette

My daughter has worn them for a long time and I just thought it was something teens and young adults wore.

I think the reason for this is they are often sold in the pre-teen, teen, and younger women’s areas of stores.

They also really always reminded me of training bras.

The fact is, however, they are awesome!

Now it can be a challenge to find them in my size.

Especially when I was a little heavier and my chest was larger.

The hunt is well worth it though!

Bralettes are wonderful for those times you just want to feel comfortable, yet still be able to open the door for a delivery.

Far more free feeling than a regular bra yet provides some modesty.

I love wearing bralettes with my favorite tees and jeans for a carefree style.

They provide a nice alternative to going full-on free-spirit.

A good compromise between being too modest and burning my bras altogether.

Yes, I do have a little bit of that 70’s girl left in me.

Okay, finally moving away from under items, the next thing in my fashion must haves list, earrings!

8. Earrings

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Of all the gorgeous jewelry available, and that I own, I do not feel dressed without earrings.

Even on my most casual days, I have to have them on.

I buy my favorite earrings, and all jewelry for that matter, from 7 Charming Sisters.

No matter what I am wearing any given day, from casual in yoga pants, to gala-ready, 7 Charming Sisters has what I need!

I love their style quiz too!

Earrings are such a wonderful way to express our fashion sense and they do not get in the way.

My pet peeve with bracelets is that I work on the computer non-stop.

Often they get in the way.

Rings are great if I am not bloating, and necklaces are more particular to the neckline of our tops.

Earrings are my best friend in the jewelry world.

Not that I do not love all jewelry!

I do!

I just can’t go a day without my earrings.

I’ve been known to turn around and go back home to put some on when I forgot to before leaving.

Above I mentioned yoga pants.

Yoga Pants also have made my fashion must have list!

9. Yoga Pants

Love them or hate them, I wear them!

They are the perfect solution to those quick errands on Sundays when I do not want to get fully dressed.

Comfortable and forgiving yoga pants can go from pigging out on my favorite snacks to the treadmill to work the calories off!

There are many styles these days, many patterns and colors.

I need to invest in a few cute pair as all of mine are rather boring.

They are also all grey!

What’s with that?

My favorite yoga pants have a pocket in them to stash some cash, a key, or my cell phone.

A good pair of yoga pants can make our legs and rear look great!

Just remember to wear the right kind of panties.

Last on my fashion must have list …

10. Cute Stocking Cap

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Ignore the out of control eyebrows, please! 

Come on, if you know me, you know my must have fashion items are not going to be average.

A cute stocking cap saves the day many times in my life.

From those bad hair days to the days I should have washed my hair but didn’t.

A stocking cap comes to the rescue!

Although I have not worn one on the blog in fashion posts often, it is sort of my “signature thing”.

I am that person who is always cold.

You know the type.

Not only are stocking caps cute, they keep me warm!

I like to put buttons, pins and other fun items on them to dress them up.

I guess that’s the 80’s girl in me.

So there you have it.

My Fashion Must Haves.

Not all fashion must haves are typical.

We all have those things we can’t do without.

What are yours?

I would love for you to comment and tell me about them!

10 Fashion Must Haves



  1. January 11, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    A properly sized bra is EVERYTHING! It’s amazing how much time we spend on our looks, but we forget that they DRAPE over what’s happening underneath.

  2. January 11, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    This is a great list. I agree on the cotton underwear and a well-fitting bra. Although, I need to get more tank tops. I like to wear them under dress jackets because at my age, I get hot (not in a good way) lol. I used to wear a lot of cardigans when I was thin and I loved them. I also agree on the earrings! I can’t have enough pairs. I even wear some of the old earrings that my Mom had. They’re from the 1950’s and have necklaces to match! I’m hoping to drop some pounds this year so I can get back to dressing fashionable. 🙂

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Oh I bet your vintage jewelry is amazing! They just made things so decadent in the 50’s especially jewelry! So artistic! I also love how all the vintage earrings did have matching necklaces. Some of my great grandmother’s sets even included bracelets! Not many but some.

  3. January 11, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    Yup! Check off tanks, combat-style boots, a good belt yoga pants and a correctly sized bra! The latter is tough to shop for!

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Haha so true Audrey. I am so glad you also agree with a pair of combat books!

  4. January 11, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    You had me at cardigans, boots, and stocking hats. I love this time of year, at least when it comes to fashion styles.

  5. January 11, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Tank tops and cardigans are definitely my go-to’s. I am all about layering and cardis are perfect for that.

  6. January 12, 2018 / 7:00 am

    Love your list! Now I really want to get myself some combat boots! I have the other bases covered 🙂

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Oh I really do recommend the boots from Amazon. I swear when these finally do fall apart, if ever, I am buying the exact same ones. I also want to get the other two colors now.

  7. January 12, 2018 / 7:55 am

    These are some great must-have clothes. I think the only ones I don’t have are combat boots and a bralette. I have to say I wasn’t even quite sure what that is, but now I know, and it sounds great!

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      The barrettes are so comfy and you are not the first one to not have one or know what they are. I am glad I learned about them myself.

  8. January 12, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Great list! A bra that fits is so important. I was able to take my daughter and I to get fitted last year. It was amazing to see I was not size I thought I was.

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you! I am so glad you and your daughter had this time together. What great bonding time! Yeah it’s always interesting to find our our size after body changes!

  9. January 12, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I can relate to most of your list and have most of these items! About the only things I don’t / won’t have are the boots, bralette (just … no … wouldn’t work for me!), and the stocking cap (other types of caps and hats, but no stocking caps here!)

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Hats are awesome. I know I wore a lot of different styles in the 80’s. I sure wish they could come back.

  10. January 12, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Those boots are so awesome. I love wearing them year round!

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Me too Cindy! Boots are gorgeous, protective, and can get the job done when needed. Plus, I do not have to worry about doing my toes making them pretty like with sandals lol

  11. January 12, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Omg I’m 30 but feel like I wrote this lol
    I completely agree with everything on here! I’ve only recently discovered bralettes and where have they been all my life?! Although I keep the bra for going out, or when I just feel my boobs are too noticeable without it lol, but I wish I had never started wearing one in the first place.
    I LOVE cotton panties. My favourite ones ever are by Echo Verde- organic cotton for the win. It’s so hard to find ones that are cute but also perfectly practical. If you end up liking anything from them, don’t pay full price though- use CRUNCHYCANUCK for 25% off. 😉 (It’s not my business and that’s not an affiliate link, honestly- I get nothing from it, I just review for them often enough so I got a hefty discount to hand out lol)

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      So so glad this resonated with you so much! The bralette is the best thing ever! I do wear regular bras too for sure, as the bralette does make me feel a little too naked sometimes.

      I am totally checking out your recommendation for Echo Verde undies!! I LOVE organic and that discount is awesome!
      Honestly I no longer want to buy mine where I do now anyway.
      Thank you so much or the code and recommendation to shop there!! 🙂
      I pulled the page up just now and am hoping they ship to the USA but I am off to take a closer look.

  12. January 12, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I love wearing tank tops under lower cut shirts. I keep a few tank tops in my closet.

    The only thing on your list that I do have is some yoga pants. I need to grab a pair. 🙂

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      I wore yoga pants today when I had to run my Lyla to the vet on a moments notice. I knew in the middle of the night I may have to the moment they opened and I did. So I put on yoga pants so that I could get a little sleep while waiting for them to open. I love yoga pants they can be slept in and worn out the door!
      Lyla is “okay” we still have tests to run but she is feeling better now.

  13. January 12, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I’m a huge cardigan lover myself. I also love me some leggings but yes to all of these!

    • January 12, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Ada indeed cardigans and yoga pants are the best!!! So easy to mix and match and make it seem we have a much larger wardrobe.

  14. January 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I love Tanks! Typically I wear one every day of the year – under a tshirt or just as my summer shirt.

  15. January 13, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I don’t have those boots and yoga pants. I think I need to grab me a pair of both, huh? 🙂 Totally agree with the cardi. They are my go-to’s when it’s not that cold outside.

    • January 15, 2018 / 3:03 pm

      Lynndee there is nothing more comfortable for around the house that’s for sure. And yes Cardigans – a MUST!

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