Hi Semper Fi Momma fans! I’m Krista, a fashion school student turned Army wife. I blog over at ArmyWife-Style
I drool over fashion blogs but you know what is not cool? When everything is out of your budget? Can you relate? Probably. Who has a spare $200 laying around for a really cool bangle? Not. Me. And if you do, I don’t want to hear about it. (Because I’m jealous)
So I have learned to shop and look cute on a budget, and I want to share my knowledge with all of you.
But first, we have to start with the basics.
The things every girl/lady needs in her closet/drawers.
Here what I consider to be the ultimate wardrobe staples
So first up, every girl needs a good bra. I really like the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Push Up I realize this is kind of spendy but there are some things that you can’t buy cheap, and bras are one of them, especially if you have a larger chest. But a good bra is important in looking good in your shirts. If your bra doesn’t fit right your boobs will look odd in your clothes.
Camisoles, in a variety of colors, but especially black, white, gray and beige. You can buy these almost anywhere, and for usually less than $10 a pop. I like to layer them under shirts for an extra layer in case something rides up/is a little sheer/its cold. And I wear them like regular shirts if I’m just sitting around the house.
Basic black tee, you can get away with a good black tee anywhere. I have several.
Ballet flats, comfortable but don’t look lazy. There are so many styles of ballet flats right now with so many price ranges, it’s super easy to find a pair you’ll love and wear out.
Dark wash jeans- Another thing you can find at a variety of price ranges, with many styles, and you can pair it with your cool black tee and ballet flats. Dark wash looks more pulled together than lighter jeans. So even if you just rolled out of bed to drop the kids off at school, a dark wash jean might make it look like you actually made an effort.
These are the very basics of a wardrobe. There are more things that might be considered “essentials” but really, with these few items as your base, you are good to go.
Next up: How to dress for your body shape!