Wardrobe basics you need in your closet and…

I say wardrobe basic because they’re wardrobe basics for me and my personal style.  I could not imagine not having these pieces in my closet. And I have accumulated quite a few.  Tees and cardigans are one my my go-tos during Spring and Fall. 

We all might have different definitions of wardrobe basics based on our life style.  For someone with a bolder style a bright, patterned top might be a basic.  But since you’re here we might agree on wardrobe basics/essentials (which will be a entirely different post hopefully soon). 

Tees – still not sure there might be such a thing at too many tees.  I tend to be just a tad picky when it comes to tees. I’m really liking this one..it’s not too low cut, the V part is not narrow and there is no indecent exposure when you bend down. Wearing size Small here and it fits great. 

I mentioned these jeans in a different post but quick recap – they fit like a glove…well fitting glove that is 😉  I had to wiggle my way in but once past that they fit amazing. I love that they have stretch in the waist (one of my biggest problems with jeans is waist).  To me they feel more like leggings. Very comfy though. And I find them slimming. 

This cardigan…. For as long I was eyeing it you’d think it cost $$$ and not under $30. XS kept selling out and I settled for Small. It a tad big. Which I usually don’t mind…but once I wear a well fitted cardigan I start to over-analyze how others fit me (which is case with other items as well). Now I want it on xs 🙅(I might give this one to my sister and go for xs). And this over-analyzing is thanks to this cardigan.  Bottom line: runs tts and it’s great for the price. 

 Still loving these flats. Wore them recently with a pencil skirt and they still looked amazing. 

Outfit details: 

Cardigan: Old Navy

Jeans: c/o Mott and Bow (tts)

Tee: c/o Mott and Bow (in Small) 

Flats:  c/o Ann Taylor  – “cool berry” color no major sale! Beautiful color! 

Bag:  Sarah White  

Necklaces: Bar necklace, Milkyway necklace and similar disk necklace

Also, don’t forget about the Shopbop sale Event of the Season – it ends tomorrow 4/14. 

I shared my picks in this post (more idea in this post).

I ordered these jeans (kept hearing great things about Frame Denim)  and a leather mini tote which is already sold out.  If you don’t have a leather tote I’d recommend this one. I have a almost identical one and it’s a timeless bag. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 



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  1. 4.13.18
    Natali Karppinen said:

    Your shoes and cardigan are perfect! Have a great weekend!https://lartoffashion.com

    • 4.16.18
      Lilly Style said:

      Thanks Natali 🙂

  2. 4.14.18
    kristenathome said:

    I love everything about this outfit, Lilly! So pretty and classic! You're basics are my basics, too!!

    • 4.16.18
      Lilly Style said:

      Thanks so much Kristen! Twinsies 😉