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To close out 2016, I rounded up my current wardrobe essentials and the different ways I’ve styled them recently. What makes these pieces major must-haves are their functionality, versatility, and, of course, their stylish aesthetic!

Before we get to them, I just want to say thank you so much for following along on this journey of ours. I launched this blog in October of 2016, so it has only been a few months, but I already know this is something I am so passionate about continuing and growing!! I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve shared so far. As always, I am very open to questions and suggestions! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

ESSENTIAL PIECES YOU NEED IN YOUR WARDROBE:

The (Ivory) Turtleneck: Perfect for layering or tying an outfit together with a simple, clean touch, see how I’ve worn it a few different ways below. While it doesn’t necessarily need to be white or ivory, I prefer a neutral color for versatility.

  1. By itself, with high-waisted pants, wide-leg trousers, or your everyday denim for a streamlined, classic look.wardrobe must-have: the turtleneck with wide-leg pantswardrobe-must-have turtleneck, black ripped denim, ankle boots, leather jacket, white turtleneckView more of this look here.
  2. It functions great as a go-to choice under a poncho or shawl:wardrobe must-have: turtleneck, with poncho and riding bootsView more of this look here.
  3. Layered under a strappy top or dress – loving this trend right now, plus it’s a great way to keep wearing your lighter favorites all year long!street photo, beanie, wardrobe-must-have turtleneck layered under strappy tank, duster coat, boyfriend jeansneutral slip dress layered over wardrobe-essential turtleneck and taupe over-the-knee bootsView more of this look here and here.

OTK (Over-the-Knee) Boots: A pair of these can take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. They simply add flair and chic when needed. See the different ways I’ve styled them below.

  1. Dress up your favorite pair of skinny jeans by throwing some OTK’s over them.faux leather jacket, white denim, wardrobe-essential over-the-knee bootswardrobe essential over-the-knee boots layered over blue skinny jeans with a mock turtle neck sweaterwardrobe essential OTK boots with poncho and white denimView more of these looks here and here.
  2. With shorter hems; colder weather doesn’t always have to mean tights!neutral slip dress layered over an ivory turtleneck and wardrobe essential taupe over-the-knee boots View more of this look here.

Neutral Sneakers: Not many a shoe are as reliable as a sneaker when it comes to comfort and wearability, so having a neutral pair in your wardrobe makes all the more sense. The type I mean is one that can be dressed up or down—one that can be worn with a dress or sweats! See below…

  1. With a dress or cut-offs in warmer weatherchambray dress, wardrobe essential canvas sneakers, uppababy strollerbodycon dress, wardrobe essential neutral sneakerschambray button-down over white cut-offs and wardrobe essential canvas sneakersView more of this look here or on my Instagram.
  2. With ripped denim or skinnies for a cool, casual lookripped denim, wardrobe essential sneakersskinny jeans, white tee, wardrobe essential canvas sneakers
  3. With joggersplaid, burgundy jacket, joggers, wardrobe essential neutral sneakers
  4. With boyfriend jeans (and/or an ergo baby carrier for traipsing around town)boyfriend jeans, wardrobe essential canvas sneakers

White denim: Okay, is it just me or is winter white (often in denim) huge this year!? Whenever I am in a pinch for something to wear, I grab a cute top and pair it with white denim for some added umph—a little something extra, or unexpected, that you just don’t get with blue jeans. See how I’ve styled them below.

  1. With a graphic tee; this outfit seems a bit “dressier” than it would, were I wearing blue skinnies.wardrobe essential white denim and burgandy ankle boots, cute baby in pumpkin costume View more of this look here.
  2. With OTK’s.wardrobe essential white denim, taupe over-the-knee bootsplaid poncho, wardrobe essential white denim, taupe over-the-knee boots, gray structured bag
  3. With athleisure up top.adidas jacket and wardrobe essential white jeans and ankle boots
  4. With off-the-shoulder tops.off-the-shoulder top and wardrobe essential white denim

Ankle boots: Probably my most-worn shoe as of late, my western ankle booties are my go-to!

  1. With fitted jeans
    wardrobe essential ankle booties with skinny jeans, ergobaby, and babywardrobe essential ankle boots, pumpkin patch, floppy hat, mom and babyflat lay of diaper bag, wardrobe essential ankle boots, white denim, beige sweater, and baby teetherswardrobe essential ankle boots with ripped denim, faux leather jacket, tie shirtwardrobe essential ankle boots with oversized knit sweater and ripped jeanswardrobe essential ankle boots with denim, sweater, baby, checkered dress
  2. With a dressnavy floral dress and wardrobe essential ankle boots against white fence
  3. With boyfriend jeanswoman wearing boyfriend jeans, wardrobe essential ankle boots, and shearling jacket

The End! These pieces should truly take you well into 2017! I’ve gotten so much wear out of each and every one of them. Again, thank you so very much for reading! 🙂

XX Brittany

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