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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Shirtdress


-It’s a shirt!

-No!

-It’s a dress!

-No!!

-It’s the shirtdress!!

Another staple, that should hang in every self proclaimed fashionista’s closet. The shirtdress is one of the most useful pieces a girl can own. It is summery, work-appropriate, sexy and appropriately accessorized perfect for a night out.

Belt it and you have the perfect curves. The neutral colors allow you to play with colors – add colorful belts, shoes, jewelry. If you so decide, you can wear a little colorful cami, and unbutton a button, for a splash of color. But all you do, keep it simple. Most of the time, less says more.

J Crew Shirtdress

Michael Michael Kors

Day Birger Et Mikkelsen

3.1 Phillip Lim

Diane von Furstenberg

Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Jersey Dress


Another staple that I am a firm believer in is the jersey dress. Especially for the transitional seasons.  It can be cotton jersey or silk jersey, depending on how sophisticated you want to be, but the jersey gives a sense of comfort and cozyness that no other fabric can provide. The other thing with jersey is that it looks good on almost everyone, it is heavy material and flows very well , that of course can result in wonderful draped or structured dresses.

As it is spring already a jersey dress is the perfect item for both day and night. Just style it with simple jewelry and flats for work and running errands, and then put on some chunky jewelry or belts and other accessories to turn it in a club outfit.  Absolutely love the simplicity in the dresses bellow. As I tend to be a lover of the colour black, my choices are very similar to the Little Black Dress choices, but these are much more comfier and less structured versions.  For summer, get rid of the sleeves and look for something with straps or strapless. Jersey will keep you cool, in both ways 🙂

Aspirational Amazingness

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Gucci

Marvelous Choices for Mortals

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Michael Kors

T by Alexander Wang 

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Go-to Tee


A little while back I started a little blog of wardrobe must-haves, that I called Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials. I worte about the perfect bra, the leather jacket and the lbd sometime ago. But after a week of watching What Not To Wear, and a day full of personal shopping for a friends I decided to keep this little blog with stuff that I think is important for every woman’s closet. But, hey, I will completely honest I am not Stacey London, no guru or a fashionista extraordinaire… I am still learning and just sharing experience, so hopefully I will get to improve my own wardrobe 🙂

So let’s talk about the go-to tee, the one (or more) that you have that are perfect for everything! Paired with jeans and flats for the weekend, tucked in a pencil skirt for work, or bling-ed up with jewelery and heels for the night. I have more than a couple such tops that I absolutely love and wear quite often, so I will suggest similar  🙂

The first one is a light gray tee. It is a neutral and goes with everything, but it is not the typical black. It is good for it to have a bit of detail- be it a pocket, a little embellishment or a funky neckline. The detail helps if you just want to throw it on or gives you further help of how to style it and what to pair it with.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG
€77
Gap
€10 (on sale)
The second one is a simple black tee. Typical right 🙂 I spent a great deal of time looking for the perfect just black tee and in the end found one in h&m that is just amazing!  My thing with the black tees is the simpler, the better, because it is like a blank canvas, you can do whatever you want with it, and most of the time a lot can be done.
The only detail that is important is the neckline. I prefer scoopneck and boatneck lines, but a V-neck is definitely classic.  The fabric is also very important, Splendid use amazingly soft cotton fabrics.
SPLENDID
GAP
$12
Anthropologie
€70.00
There is more to come.. so patience and persistence is all you need 😀