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5 Essential Pieces in my Wardrobe!

If there is anything my well-loved wardrobe has taught me it’s just how far a few key pieces can go!  For so long I depended on too many “cute and trendy” tops and other random clothing I had collected to make up my wardrobe, and I would always shop at cheap stores where the clothes would only be lasting through one wash or two.  Not knocking any brands, I’m always up for a good deal, but I felt like the clothes never lasted, or the trends would end and I would get stuck with a ton of stuff in my closet that I didn’t necessarily need!  Which of course had me getting bored all too quickly and eventually back out on the hunt for more.

The cycle seemed endless until I starting investing in some key staples for my closet.  I decided once and for all that maybe spending a BIT more on clothes was actually worth it if I could wear them more than once.

So if you’re looking in your closet and saying to yourself, “OMG…I took a photo in this outfit, I can’t wear it again”, this post is probably not for you! And that’s okay, because that was totally me a year ago!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not wearing a sweater 17 times in a row, but having those key pieces in your closet and being an outfit repeat offender is OKAY!


Wow, what a staple piece of clothing.  If you’ve read my Outerwear post you know that I’m all about layers and jackets, no matter what season!  I’m so thankful that Jean Jackets made a come back and I will never give up mine! Always go up a size, because the over sized, comfy look is where it’s at.  I recently purchased a black jean jacket from Zara and I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on this staple piece!  Jean jackets can be worn in any season with practically anything!  I have had my eye on the Sherpa jean jackets for some time now and I’m just waiting for a nice little sale to come by so that I can snag one to add to my jean jacket collection!


If you know me, you know that I barely ever wear dresses.  I feel so weird in them, so if there is any kind of occasion where i can where jeans…I’m one happy girl.  I can honestly say that I did not try on mom jeans until i became a mom, and let me tell you something. I WAS MISSING OUT!   Mom jeans changed the jean game and they give me the best fit, while remaining so comfortable while i’m on the move.  My favorites are these beauties from American Eagle, and are borderline ready for retirement from wearing them as much as i do.


Give me all the gold jewelry!  If there is one thing I cart around from season to season or place to place it’s always my gold chains!  Kidding, but in all seriousness, the key to gold jewelry is always staying minimal.  I love a good necklace, and I have always been obsessed with Made by Mary ever since she was on Etsy!  She is now killing it, and has the best pieces.  They don’t tarnish and last forever!


Another piece of clothing that flows effortlessly from season to season is a good midi skirt of course!  I always tend to forget about these guys and whenever I put one on, I’m reminded how much I adore them.  And bonus they look good with essentially every kind of shoe out there.  I love throwing a bodysuit, or even a loose fitting v neck tucked in with my midi skirts, and love throwing a cardigan over with my skirts for added style!


My husband will forever make fun of me when I wear my wide brim fedoras, but I love them and they always make an outfit complete for me!  Hats are one of the simplest ways to add a twist to a previously worn outfit, and will never go out of style.  Even a comfy beanie paired with sneakers give that laid back vibe without even trying!

Well, there you have it! My 5 top wardrobe pieces!  I’m still in the process of slimming down my closet, and still have a long way to go, but I’m really proud how far I’ve come from the old me who would be shoving things in crazy places just to keep and never wear!  I hope this gives you some inspiration to slim down those closets and start re-wearing some of those outfits!

I want to hear from you!  What are some items that make up the majority of your outfits?

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Nicole Bradley

Social Media Enthusiast fueled by lots of coffee. I'm a small town girl, living in Upstate, NY! I'm a mom to the coolest six year old named Parker and little babe, Sloane. Most days you can find me in converse and a graphic tee, hanging with my sweet fam!

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