Monday, September 14, 2015

Casual Classic Wardrobe Staples ~ Fall Edition + LINK UP

It's MONDAY!!! As usual, Carrie, Whitney and I are hosting A Lovely Little à La Mode Link Up today, so if you're a blogger, please join us! The girls and I are also continuing a little mini series for the next 3 Mondays, so feel free to join in!

Monday 9/7 ~ Summer Dresses (see post HERE)
Monday 9/14 (today!) ~ A Classic Piece
Monday 9/21 ~ An Essential Bag
Monday 9/29 ~ Fall Transition

Today our mini-series focuses on a Classic Pieces. Last Spring when I first started blogging about clothes, I shared my "Mom Essentials" or what I called Casual-Classic Wardrobe Staples for Moms. Read the original post HERE. These aren't trendy or ground breaking items. They are just classic items that serve two purposes ~

1) These items rarely go out of style, so you can wear them for years to come.

2) With these items, no matter what, you will always have something to wear to look pulled together.

My Current Faves

1 ~ Great Jeans: Wit and Wisdom Skinnies, Express Mid Rise Skinnies, Express Mid Rise Baby Boot
2 ~ Striped Tee: LOFT, J.Crew Factory, Old Navy
3 ~ Scarves: Leopard Option, Floral Option, Plaid Option, Fringe Option
4 ~ Neutral Flats (don't forget leopard is a neutral!!): Lucky Brand, BCBG, Sam Edelman,
Leopard Flats, Leopard Flats
5 ~ Layering Tees: Caslon/Nordstrom, J. Crew Factory, LOFT
6 ~ Long Necklace: Express, Stella and Dot, Kendra Scott

I also shared 4 simple outfits you could wear, just with these few items above. See original post HERE ~

I thought I would update this post and show you some of my current favorite items AND add a few more Casual Classic Wardrobe Staples for Moms with items specifically for Fall. In addition to the basic items above, here are a few more classic pieces you can throw in the mix for Fall ~

My Current Faves

1. Tunic/Tunic Blouse ~ (exact above, chambray tunic, sweater tunic)
2. Plaid Shirt/Button Down ~ (exact above, plaid tunic, chambray button down, casual button down)
3. Light Sweater ~ (exact above, option, option)
4. Leggings ~ (exact above, my fave, option)
5. Vest ~ (exact above, option, option, option)
7. Riding Boots ~ (exact above, option, option)

With these items (along with the original Casual Classic Wardrobe Staples) you can put together endless amounts of casual, "everyday" outfits! Here are just three outfit formulas you can put together ~

*** Just a behind the scenes was literally 100 degrees when I took these pics so please bear with the sunshine, beads of sweat and forced smiles!! LOL!

1. Jeans + Light Sweater + Scarf + Riding Boots

2. Jeans + Striped Tee + Vest + Riding Boots

3. Leggings + Tunic + Flats

...I could go on and on! There are so many ways to wear such a small number of items!

Many of us love clothes and shopping but for many women, it's overwhelming. I feel like going back to the basics and looking a simple "classic" list like this helps us focus on what we really need to build a great wardrobe.

What are your classic wardrobe staples?? Don't forget to check out the fabulous Carrie and Whitney and see what their Classic Pieces are!

Time to link up! Don't forget to use the hashtag #lovelylittlealamode on social media!

Hosted by ~
Carrie/A Lovely Little Wardrobe ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram
Whitney/Whitney à La Mode ~ Bloglovin/Instagram
Casey/A Little Bit of Cheer ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram

Each week we choose a favorite...check out Carrie and Whitney's blogs to see if it's you! Here was my favorite this week: Adriele from Style Assisted! She combines 3 of my absolute favorite items--gingham, vest and Converse!! I'm in love with this casual look for Fall and I will be copying you, Adriele!!! See her original post HERE.

Now let's get linking! We like to keep things simple around here. Just link up your favorite posts--fashion, beauty, food, DIY, anything goes! Follow your hosts on social media, have fun and be inspired! Thanks for linking up!

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  1. I love all of these classic everyday looks! I've been eyeing that tunic! It looks so cute with leggings!

    Doused In Pink

    1. Thanks!!! I know, I am waiting for certain colors to go on sale! I think the blush might be on sale now..I've been eyeing white and that blue jewel toned one!! XO

  2. I love seeing your classic pieces and fall additions--you can make so many great looks with these items! I love the look with the striped top and vest--I think I may have to recreate that one once it cools off here a little!

    1. Thanks, girl!!! Stripes and the herringbone vest..i could wear that everyday!! XO

  3. Oh, I love that tunic! It's the perfect length,

    1. Thanks, girlfriend! I love it...i'm waiting for more colors to go on sale !! :) XO

  4. I love, love LOVE your boots! Crushing on that orange sweater too :)


    1. Thank you! I can't wait to start wearing them "for real!" XO

  5. The herringbone vest is pretty much the number one fall staple for me! Wearing it today haha!

    1. Me tooooo! I wore mine last year probably more than I should have! Ha! XO

  6. Great pieces to transition into Fall. I agree with you about the staples. I need a herringbone vest also. And that tunic is so pretty. I also adore Adriele's look that you chose. =)

    1. You do need to vest Ada! You would love it! Thanks so much for linking up!! XO

  7. Perfect picks and fabulous looks! Thanks for confirming I have some good stuff in my closet. I appreciate that affirmation.

    1. Yes, you do, Carrie! In fact, I want to come over and raid your closet!! XO

  8. Oh that herringbone vest is a must! We just ordered some for the store, can't wait to get them in! Great list Casey!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    1. Oh, those will go so fast!! I can't wait to see what else you have in for fall!!! XO

  9. Hi Casey!

    I found you through one of the linkups! I love all of these adorable fall looks! I've followed you on most of your social media accounts so hopefully I can see more of your cute posts :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow along too :)

  10. Hi Casey
    Love the ideas and I love love the rust color you are wearing. A fav of mine, and those boots are great! I have bought a few pairs already

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  11. Great pics! I really need more striped tops in my closet and I need a pair of neutral (as in nude) flats and pumps! I do have leopard and gold flats, though :) I got a herringbone and also a b/w striped vest last year and I can't wait to get them out again! Now I want a red plaid vest!


  12. I love all these pieces. I need to invest in a vest and some thicker striped shirts for fall/winter.
    Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" on Tuesday.
    Rachel xo
    Please come on by and check out/link up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up now LIVE
    Garay Treasures

  13. These are some great seasonal transition I just need to weather to cool down. It's going to be hot this weekend.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!