I wear some variation of pretty much the same thing every day. I’m okay with it – it makes getting dressed much easier. So today, I wanted to share a few of my wardrobe essentials with you. Let’s start from the bottom up, shall we?
I love boots. Especially cowboy boots. I actually need a new pair of black boots right now, but overall boots are just great. They’re comfortable, they look great with skinny jeans, and they’re so easy. Bonus? No need for a pedicure.
When it’s too warm for boots (or I don’t have clean socks) it’s Sperrys all the way. They’re great on boats (duh, because they’re boat shoes) but they’re also really comfortable, and adorable. The more you wear them, the more comfortable they get. Sperrys are a family ordeal for the Hogans – I have a picture somewhere of my parents’ front door with all of our discarded Sperrys. It’s funny because mine are tiny and my brother’s and dad’s are huge.
(Oh, hey terrible photo of my messy closet because I was too lazy to drag out the shoes.)
I mean hello, have we met? When I need to class it up, only red soles will do. I have them in classic black pumps and black peep-toe slingbacks. I’m dying for a pair of almond toe nude pumps, but I’m trying to restrain myself. But really, you just can’t go wrong with a good pair of black pumps. They’ll never go out of style, and they go with everything. Even if you don’t do Louboutin, pay more than you’re comfortable with. Trust me. Your feet will thank you. Cheap shoes are cheap for a reason.
I love jeans, and I love that I have a job that lets me wear jeans pretty much whenever I want. They’re just so comfortable, and they make your butt look great. I’ve been wearing a lot of LC Lauren Conrad jeans lately, but ever since Express changed their fit I haven’t found a pair I love love love. Mostly because I hate trying on jeans, and will avoid it at almost any cost. Hence the LC’s. I know my size, no trying on required, easy peasy.
LC Knit Pants
These pants are amazing, and I feel like I’m the last person to discover them. They’re as comfortable as yoga pants, but you can wear them to work. Need I say more? I didn’t think so. I’m 5’4″ and the regular length works for me, so if you’re taller I’d suggest going with the long.
I found this blouse last summer and I liked it so much I bought it in six colors. I wear them all the time, because they can be dressed up or down. Wear them with jeans and Sperrys for a casual look, with a blazer and boots for work, or tucked in with a suit for those super fancy days. They don’t have them right now. Sorry.
Apt 9 Essential Tees
A friend recently introduced me to these essential tees and they’re fabulous. They’ve got a great fit, and they are so freaking soft you won’t believe your skin. They come in a variety of sleeve lengths, patterns, and necklines. I personally prefer the v-neck. These are great on their own, but they also work under blazers and cardigans. They come in a bunch of colors, and there are new colors every season.
I don’t know why all of my favorite cardigans are gray, they just are. I don’t like the sweatery ones, but lightweight knit that are long. I think the long length is more flattering. These are great when you want to make a plain t-shirt look nicer, or just because it’s really cold in office buildings.
I have a problem. I own no less than a dozen black blazers in various fits, cuts, fabrics, etc. Listen, they’re great, okay? They add instant grown up to any outfit, they look chic, and they keep you warm. So yeah, I wear them a lot. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I like black.