While cute fashion trends are endless, our bank account, however, is not. You know how it is every season – you grab a magazine, you browse the latest styles, and you just about go crazy from creative joy as you see a bunch of stunning garments that you just know would look flawless on you. And then you check the small print underneath that has the price tag on it, get a minor heart attack, and realize that you are sadly not made of cash. Does this mean you don’t get to be fashionable? Hell no. A fashionista is not rich, a fashionista is creative, thrifty, and knows the worth of a good staple garment. With a few versatile pieces, a style-savvy gal can make magic happen, so if you want to know what you’ll need to make 2018 be your best fashion year yet, read on.
Denim everything is really in right now! But while some pieces can be considered great staples, other things are very obviously going to last only one season and then be tossed away at the back of your closet. For example, denim crop tops, corsets, and tube tops might sound like a fun idea, but in reality, they’re impractical, hard to style, and can very easily come off as tacky. But denim jacket? That’s what you should invest in. You’ll be staying true to the jeans-material-is-everything, but you’ll also have something useful on your hands. You can wear it with pretty much anything – from maxi dresses to graphic tees and shorts combo. Pick a classic straight cut if you like it subtle, or maybe something with distressed denim details to give it a bit of an edge.
Sneakers for style and comfort
Athleisure is no longer just a trend, it’s a lifestyle. If Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner can make it their staples, so can we, and the very basis of good athleisure lies in sneakers. They’re comfy, they’re good for your feet and your posture, and they just so happen to be very fashionable right now as well. Whether you wear them with leggings, miniskirts, jeans, or baggy sweatpants, it’s up to you. They’re not limited to athleisure either – a sassy pair of kicks goes well with a cute dress, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
What could possibly be more practical than a good bag? It’s the perfect accessory for any lady, and the latest women’s black bags are so perfectly elegant and sleek that they’re bound to make any outfit more stylish. Nothing like a cute little tote or a saddle bag made of leather to make you look sophisticated, or if you crave something more casual you could pick a backpack. Make sure that it’s black in color if you want to keep it versatile and trendy, and feel free to wear it with absolutely everything.
Bombshell pencil skirt
These curve-hugging garments are the ultimate sexy staple that somehow manages to be entirely professional at the same time. They look great when paired with simple button-down shirts if you need them for the office, but they’re actually quite a good idea for a date night as well. Wear a red silk blouse and a pair of heels and you’ll be achieving elegance with absolutely no effort. Don’t be afraid to pair them with graphic tees for an urban, street style look, or with a crop top and a cute clutch for a party night. If you want to make it even more interesting, pick a black leather pencil skirt.
Blazers for work
Pantsuits are still extremely popular this year, but you don’t have to invest in a whole suit if your budget doesn’t allow it. A good blazer is worth the money because it’s one of the easiest things to wear, and it’s absolutely priceless for office fashion. A plain white tee and jeans can be made professional with the help of a suit jacket, and having a few of these in versatile neutrals (black, navy, white) will mean you always have something to fall back on when you need to look polished.
Straight-cut jeans are back! You don’t have to throw away your favorite pair of skinnies at all, but having old school, Levi’s cut jeans with a straight leg and maybe a tapered cut means owning something that’s never going to go out of style. This is truly a timeless staple that is impossible not to love, so if you love your denim, enjoy styling it in creative ways.
Make your own capsule wardrobe with these trendy-yet-practical items! You don’t have to spend a ton of cash to look good, you just need to mix and match good staple pieces and you’ll be surprised at how far it can take you.