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STYLE | Getting Back to Basics

May 27, 2015

I love clothes, and when I go shopping, I have a tendency to buy things that are bright and bold and may or may not work with anything else in my closet. I just buy what I like, but not always what I need, and I NEVER buy basics (seriously, I don’t even own a pair of black pumps). As a result, I’ve completely run out of things to wear (hence the lack of outfit posts around here–you guys have already seen everything I own). I mean, I can’t wear a neon green neoprene skirt to every function…so I need to start thinking differently about what I buy when I shop for clothes.

I’ve been doing some “spring cleaning” at home and my next task is to clean out my closet. In addition to having a lot of pieces that I can’t wear all the time, I also have a lot of pieces that just sit in my closet taking up space that I haven’t worn in years. I’m reading this really great book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and in it the author explains the process of how to clean out your closet (and the rest of your life) by thinking through what’s really essential. So I’m planning to do that in the next few weeks and then give myself a budget dedicated to purchasing basics that can work with the items I already own and love and help to expand my wardrobe beyond just a few novelty items.

I’ve picked a few items that are going to be great as we go in warmer Spring and Summer weather. If you’re in the market for a few basics yourself, consider some of the options below!

Bright Orange Mini Dress | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Straw Hat and Orange Lips | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Khaki Jumpsuit | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Lightweight Sweater and Boyfriend Cutoffs | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Sneakers and Joggers | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Chambray Shirt and Classic Trench Coat | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House LIttle White Dress and Denim Jacket | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Printed Maxi Dress | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House Spring Stripes | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House White Oxford, White Jeans and Nude Pumps | Getting Back to Basics via The Feisty House

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  • Welcome. Basics are my favorite. I’ve been lazy getting it done but my closet is going black/white uniform very soon.

  • I love basics. You seriously can’t go wrong with them, sadly I need more of them in my closet!

  • Lauren M Brooks

    You are right on target with these Basics!
    Not too trendy either. The classic jumpsuit is my favorite!

  • Tarah-Lynn

    Girl, I feel ya! I don’t have basic black pumps either lol smh it’s a shame. I’ve been shopping for basics lately, too! Love your pics.
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    • LOL it is a real shame, isn’t it…let’s do better =) I’m setting a budget and starting the search for basics right now!

      • Tarah-Lynn

        Omg so am I! I’m doing some online shopping πŸ™‚

  • JenniD

    Ha ha I have the same issue. Closet full of brights and patterns that match with almost nothing. I need some basics as well. I’m finding that now that I am officially in my 30’s I have to realize that my wardrobe needs to match my life style and what I do for a living. I don’t frequent posh cocktail parties and nor do I “go out” every weekend so my dressy clothes really need to be at a minimum. Other than that getting some basics should be easy. Just need to stop buying on impulse and think what will match with this and how can I wear it again and again in different ways.