Basics for your closet!

Basics for your closet!

Hello friends! Happy February, one month down and I hope you all are doing well! We are doing good. Kids still home learning. It’s become such a routine at this point, it’s working. Less me time but I’m ok with that! If you haven’t checked out my last blog post on the little me time I give myself daily, check it out!

Today I wanted to share my favorite basics. I’m all about basics, I always have been but even more now. I mean this entire year that’s gone by we have been living in lounge wear. But some good basics in your closet just really help to create some effortless styles. I’m also into not breaking the bank! But buying good quality basics to last you!


Most of my jeans I get from Zara, they are good quality and don’t break the bank. I think a good straight leg style that can be dressed up or down, is definitely a necessity. I like a cute distressed style. And you should also have a skinny Jean with no rips for a different style to add to your closet. I think a dark and light is good! Colored jeans are fun but not a basic they tend to go in and out of style. At least that’s my opinion.

Body suits are a must in a closet. They fit so good with jeans and you can also dress them up with a dress pant or skirt. You can even elevate your sweats and wear it like that too. I would go with a black and grey. I think also having a sleeveless and long sleeve works too. Sleeveless are good for layering! I’ll link some cool body suits below!

A white button up is a must in your closet! You can wear it so many ways! I like a more oversized fit. I would wear it with jeans, leggings, shorts and even over a swimsuit. A crisp button up is a basics staple! H&M always has a really good selection.

Matching sets are so in right now! And I’m totally drooling over them! I love a good matching set. Whether it be casual or dressy a matching set is so fun! And did I say versatile. You can mismatch it and make up to 4 outfits out of one set! And I think a matching loungewear set just gives you such a chic look without taking away comfort! Zara has some cute sets and so many more! You just can’t got wrong!

Our closet always needs some dresses! Always stick to more neutral colors. I love a black, beige and even pink. You can layer a fitted tee dress so cute and it’s such an easy basic to style. The shoes can make it casual or dressy.

Shoes!! I love shoes it’s probably my fav to buy! But it took me about, hmmm almost 40 years to stop buying the trendy shoes. I end up getting rid of them super fast. I’m all about simple and classics. Again if you stick to more neutral tones you should have an everlasting shoe. I don’t go cheap with my shoes either. I mean I’m not buying louboutins! But I’ll always go with a better brand. I think a cute dress up sneaker is always a must, I love converse. A doc Martin or any kind of combat boot works great as a staple. I’ll link mine below. A cute tall boot is a must! I went with tan but a black is always great! I’ll link mine below.

Seriously closet staples are great and I think will eliminate the I have nothing to wear phase! Hope this helped, and see you on the next post!

XO Lisa

I have nothing to wear!

I have nothing to wear!

Hello ladies! I hope you all lovely ladies had a nice week. I know it’s hard to get through weeks when such sad things are happening. I try to stay positive especially with my oldest. I don’t want him to hold back on life because of these awful things. The Hero stories make me cry because we do have good in our World. Sending hugs to you all!

Today I wanted to talk about something all of us have said “I have nothing to wear” ,LOL! I mean you know we’ve all said this. I know I have many times. As I get older I’ve become a smarter shopper. I had my fun in my 20’s and early 30’s buying the cute trendy stuff. Now I lean towards more practical items. But don’t get me wrong I still stay cute, LOL! I usually purchase very basic items. I buy more trendy accessories. I’ll buy the “IT” earrings or Bracelets that are in fashion. A few things I tell myself when I’m shopping is “Can I wear this with different bottoms?”  If I can match the top with jeans, skirt or shorts. I buy it! I also stick to basic colors. I add color with lipstick, earrings, belts or shoes. Another thing you can add for color is a scarf! I mean I live in Los Angeles so that’s not something I do a lot, but believe me when it’s cold I do it.


Some of the basics I like to have in my closet. Always a good pair of jeans a nice blue, a good black and a nice grey. These are my favorite colors to have. For tops I must have a few black options. A short sleeve, long sleeve and sleeveless. Black tops you can always do so much. If you have a last-minute date night, girls night or event. You can match a versatile black top with anything and you will look chic! This top I have on is actually almost 4 years old. And still looks cute and fashionable. So you can’t go wrong with a basic black top. A few other staple colors you should have are white, nude and a light pink. I know some don’t like pinks but it’s so feminine and cute that a very light pink nude is always nice to have.  I think if you stick to some of these basics I promise you won’t say “I have nothing to wear” as much! Because who am I kidding us ladies will always say this! I found 3 tops that I would for sure keep in my closet! Hope this was helpful for us busy moms. Being a mom isn’t easy and we are always thinking about what our kids need. Just trying to make it easier on my stay at home mamas and working mamas out there! Have a great weekend!

XO Lisa

All tops are from Zara. Because one key thing for basics is Quality! So they last longer!