Creating Outfits from Wardrobe Staples

On Monday I shared wardrobe staples with you and today I am back with the outfits I have created. While there will be 20 in total, today I am sharing ten. Before I get to that however, let me give credit where credit is due! Brooke from Pumps and Push Ups inspired me to do this!

The Pieces

While I am using a specific number of pieces, this is not at all designed to be a capsule wardrobe. Of course you could certainly do that if you wished but the reason I am doing this is to show you how many outfits can be created with your wardrobe staples. You’ll also notice a theme – many of these items are old. What does that tell you? That they are great basics that I still love and reach for time and time again. Definitely pieces worth owning.

Charcoal Jeans – You’ve seen these before and while they are relatively new to my wardrobe, their versatility landed them a spot in this round up. While mine are only available in a few sizes, check out these.

Black Turtleneck – A definite favorite of mine. This top works well for me because it’s lightweight and has short sleeves. A classic turtleneck could work just as well! This one is a great option and on sale!

Check Blazer – This checked blazer is a few years old from Target but I still enjoy it and I linked a similar one for you. It’s easy to dress up or down. Find a blazer with a print in colors you like that fits well and your wardrobe will thank you!

Black Blazer – There is nothing better than a black blazer. Definitely a wardrobe staple in any woman’s closet because of its versatility.

White Shirt – The essential white shirt is perfect for layering or wearing alone. I don’t believe you can have too many. I like this one and this one.

Black Pants – A pair of black pants can be dressed up or down so easily; mine are old (no surprise from Loft). But look for a great cigarette pant in a sturdy fabric. Here is a splurge option, these are a little more affordable, and these are much more budget friendly and on sale!

More Pieces

Denim – Every woman needs a great pair of jeans – at least one! I have long been a believer that a flare leg is universally flattering and I own several. This is the second pair of Artist Flare jeans I’ve purchased from American Eagle. This dark wash has become my new go-to. I own the lighter wash as well – I’ve had them for at least 5 years and still love them.

Leggings – There’s nothing like a great pair of leggings. This pair of faux leather is very old but I know the Spanx leggings are a favorite of many; I also love my crackle faux leather from American Eagle.

Sweater – I wanted to add a little color and this blue sweater was perfect – it is on major sale right now and comes in other colors! It’s a classic shape with a v-neck and longer length. Living in FL I have no need for a thick sweater so I always opt for these lighter weight versions. V-necks work better on my body type (large busted and short torso) but if you have a smaller chest, a crew neck would work fine.

Cardigan – This camel cardigan is a favorite. Purchased a few years ago during the Nordstrom Sale, I loved it so much I purchased it in black as well. It is starting to show some signs of wear and may need to be replaced. This is a great option!


The way to have fun with your wardrobe staples is with accessories! They totally change the look of your outfit. Booties, heels, sneakers, jewelry all play a key role in keeping things fresh and up to date!

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this post, I’d love to know what you consider wardrobe essentials and how you like to wear yours!

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