I’ll admit that I’ve thought about this post for a few weeks and it has really scared me. I feel like I’m really putting myself out there sharing my opinion on style. I’m definitely not a fashion expert, nor do I claim to be. I’m simply a girl who likes clothes, and I’ll admit at times I do have expensive taste but that doesn’t deter me from finding good bargains. I’ve searched high and low to find you the cutest clothes at an affordable rate. Building your wardrobe can take years, hey, I still have some clothes from high school! Let’s get started with what I consider some essential wardrobe items that every girl should have.

white shirt

Plain White T-Shirt
Yes ladies, a plain white tee. But let’s take it a step further and get something that’s good quality, washes well and can be used for all your layering needs. I LOVE this one from DownEast Outfitters if you haven’t heard of them you are definitely missing out. I love their clothing and it washes* well and lasts a long time. (*I air dry my shirts)

Cardigan Collage

Colorful Cardigans
So I’ll be the first to admit I went through a cardigan faze…and without much regret. I now have lots of colors and options to choose from. The Jean Girl offers these in a variety of colors and at a really great price, hence why I stalked up on so many! The “Snap Cardigan” is my favorite! They go with lots of things and are absolutely perfect for layering. Be bold and go for a fun color out of your comfort zone!


Statement Necklace
Every girl needs one of these. I got mine from Premier Designs Jewelry and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. (and so does my sister!) We LOVE their jewelry. (SPOILER ALERT: “Favorites from our Jewelry Box” post is in the works!!!) This one is fun because there are multiple ways to wear it. Again, go out of your comfort zone and get a fun, bright colored one, and don’t be afraid to pair it with other colors!

striped tee

Striped Shirt
Ok, so this one might seem a bit off. But trust me. Every girl needs a good striped tee. I’d say choose one with 2 different colors, one of them being white. This is just a good, safe wardrobe choice that will ALWAYS be in style. Plus it’s perfect for layering, add that colorful cardigan and your statement necklace and BAM, you’re ready to go. Maurice’s offers a really cute one and the price is great!

Blazer Collage

This is a fairly recent obsession thanks to all the cute style ideas on Pinterest. A good blazer can seriously dress up any outfit. I like bunching up the sleeves to keep it looking classy yet not too over the top. The teal blazer is one of those items I’ve had since high school…don’t judge! H & M offers some REALLY cute ones (that’s where I got my black one!) and they are good priced too.

Colored Skinny Jeans

Aren’t the ombre ones to DIE for?!

CoLoReD Skinny Jeans
Where would your wardrobe be without a good pair of skinny jeans?! Most of us probably have the good old denim pair but to go along with the rest of my post I’m going to tell you again, go for COLOR! It’s fun to come up with different outfit combinations using different colors and if ever I’m really stumped I turn to Pinterest for some outfit inspiration. Flying Monkey offers some really cute, good fitting skinny jeans. I’ve got a few pairs from them (LOVE my ombre ones!) Just make sure they fit well and hug you in all the right places 🙂

skinny jeans

See! I told you that striped tee would come in handy!

These are just a few of my favorite go-to items. I’m definitely a girl who LOVES fashion and is always looking for new, fun clothes. Who says that stay at home moms can’t be fashionable? Did you find this post helpful? I’d love your feedback!