"A great lasting wardrobe isn't about a certain look" - Lou Stoppard
1. Leather Jacket
Free People Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket ($168)
Love this jacket, looks and feels like real leather, and has a detachable sweatshirt hood. It's the perfect loose fit, while still managing to flatter your figure with tailored seems in the back.
This two toned H&M jacket (also available in a solid black) is just as cute as it is on Al in person! Just $49.95 :)
Broke as F?
$15 at Forever, comes in black too babes
If you haven't invested in a pair of ankle boots, or found a pair that you love, I urge you to try these Sam Edelman boots!
Sam Edelman 'Louie' Boot $159.95
I bought these at Nordstrom unexpectedly when I was at the mall. I wore them all winter/spring/summer, and will be surely wearing them this fall. At $159.95, they were definitely a spur of the moment purchase, but sometimes you just know it's going to be a good thing. My Aunt has them in two colors, and a lot of my retail friends have them too! They're the perfect height at around 2'' to give you a little extra height, but be comfortable enough to be on your feet all day!
3. Black skinnies
I'm certain that there is no one clothing item that can pull an entire outfit together, or leave you feeling more chic than a simple pair of black skinnies. Even with just a white tee and combat boots you look badass.
Free People Lightweight Stretch Skinnies
4. Fitted Flannel
I know, I know, I'm on a Free People rant right now (okay, always) but it's too good I don't care. Seriously, it's the best fitting flannel I've ever bought that isn't men's. The patchwork is great, the lace detail isn't too much, and it flares out. I just want to go apple picking, is that too much to ask?
Free People Patched Plaid Button-down
5. Floppy hat
Such a simple way to look put together, and hide a bad hair day. I don't think that fashion has to be expensive, but hats are one of the few things that I feel can make a drastic difference if they look cheap. Just make sure that if they are cheap, they don't look it!
"...So when it comes to building a perfect wardrobe, make sure you love the ones you're with."