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Fast fashion has taken over our everyday style because we have easy, cheap access to inexpensive and trendy looks. The problem with easy and fast fashion is that it can go out of style and look cheap very quickly, causing us to have to purge our closets every year. Instead of saving more, we can end up spending more money on constantly updating our wardrobes by buying inexpensive clothing. That’s why we keep clothing “must haves” in our closets that make people ask, “Where did you get that?”
Look 1: Leather Jacket Streetwear
Our first fashion must have is a great leather jacket. Leather jackets are one of our favorite pieces to wear because they are simply elegant and timeless. Assuredly, they can get pretty expensive because the quality of this type of coat can withstand the test of time. However, they are also so easy to pair with almost any outfit. You can even dress down your leather jacket by adding a cozy loungewear set underneath. Layering jewelry and accessories that match the hardware on a leather jacket is the perfect way to elevate your look. A neutral jacket can be worn in any season and is incredibly versatile.
We love to stay with trends even while still buying staple pieces for our wardrobes. Streetwear has been all over the magazines, and celebrities have been rocking epic streetwear looks. Great sweatpants bring a cool and laid-back element when paired with a leather jacket. These joggers from Amazon are the perfect heather grey and fit to accentuate the waist.
No laid-back streetwear look can be complete without chunky white sneakers. Nike Air Force 1’s have been trendy for women for the past few years, and we don’t see this trend dying anytime soon. They can be personalized if you want to add color, but all-white sneakers serve the perfect neutral-toned look with grey joggers and a leather jacket.
Look 2: The Perfect Denim
Jeans in the age of fast fashion are not meant to fit every woman’s different shape and size. We believe in spending a little extra on quality denim that can be worn everyday and paired with any kind of top. For example, one of our team members used to own 12 different pairs of semi-fitting jeans that stretched easily and never looked exactly how she intended. Now she has one pair of denim jeans that she wears everyday: a pair of Good American jeans she found through following the brand’s co-owner, Khloe Kardashian, on Instagram. Khloe promoted these jeans to fit every different shape and size.
The fact is that most women are not completely comfortable in their fast-fashion jeans because they are made to fit extremely generic sizes. However, Khloe Kardashian says that these jeans are a staple, must have in anyone’s closet, so we decided to see for ourselves. We love these jeans and the way they contour to our legs. They fit in the waist and are comfortable throughout the leg. The result: so many “Where did you get that?” questions because of how often we like to wear these jeans.
You can pair denim with anything, but we really love this high neck bodysuit from Naked Wardrobe. It is a smooth, stretchy fabric and contours to the body so elegantly. We love the way it is not too fitting and conceals any parts we’re not so excited to show off. On top of that, this bodysuit and high-rise jean combination can be worn anytime, from family outings to a casual day at work.
Look 3: Loungewear
Let’s talk about the perfect loungewear look. Not all of our apparel must haves are expensive. In fact, we love these joggers from Amazon as the perfect dupe to the Lululemon joggers for a quarter of the price. We wear them all of the time at home because they are stylish, trendy, and especially comfortable to wear.
For our long days working or studying at home, we love to pair our joggers with this men’s white sweatshirt from Hanes. It is affordable and fits slightly oversized. Fast fashion has a lot of oversized options, but none will be as comfortable as this sweatshirt. The fleece lining underneath is super soft. The material for this top is from recycled water bottles, which is the cherry on top when considering fast fashion is a growing problem for sustainability. We would easily consider this sweatshirt a favorite among our loungewear must haves.
Look 4: Activewear
Whether or not you workout, activewear is great for an everyday, sporty look. Whenever you wear this bralette from Gymshark, you’ll probably get asked “Where did you get that?”. This bra is great for concealing “back fat”. It has a seamless cut throughout the chest and back. The mesh lining on this piece creates a lifting effect for any size bust.
If you are like most women, you probably do not want to show up at the gym in just a sports bra. We like to layer our looks with this zip-up jacket from Puma. This jacket is true to size and has pockets to hold headphones or hair ties for the gym.
Accessories add a level of chicness to any style, even an activewear look. That is why we love the headbands from Lululemon. These headbands come in a variety of colors, which you can color coordinate with your entire outfit. Lululemon calls this the “Fly Away Tamer”, and it’s one of our top must haves in the gym so that we never have to worry about our hair getting in the way.
Look 5: A Twist on the Basic Little White Dress
For essential pieces in a wardrobe, it is important for the colors, patterns, and textures to be neutral; that way you can add them in the details! This Tie Front Wide Leg Jumpsuit is a great alternative to an everyday pain white dress. This jumpsuit is cool, chic, and different from a dress for a trendy, elegant look.
A simple ankle strapped sandal like this one is a closet essential. The front tie dress is already an interesting piece, and it speaks for itself. Adding anything besides simple accessories will only distract from the great fit and polished style. These sandals work well for this look because they are comfortable for any foot, elongate the legs, and don’t distract from the jumpsuit.
Finally, the perfect clutch! We have done the research into the best clutch to style with this look so that you don’t have too. This Essentials Coated Canvas Clutch/Wallet by Dagne Dover is small yet spacious enough to carry all of your essentials. Store your phone in the zippered part for easy access. Whenever you need a more sophisticated look, this clutch will be your best friend. The sage green tone completes the jumpsuit look by adding an understated pop of color.
These are five looks that are just perfect for a variety of occasions along with the wardrobe must haves to complete these looks. As an added bonus, people will start to ask you, “Where did you get that?” for any one of these closet staples because the looks can be easily modified each time you wear them. It doesn’t get better than that!
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