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:
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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 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
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!