Fashion trends change so quickly it is difficult to keep up with them. Luckily for you, if you have these 25 common items already hanging in your closet, you can keep up with what ever changes in the fashion world.
Follow some fashion bloggers to see what styles are "in". With the key elements already in your closet you won't need to have the newest spring collection, instead you will be able to look just as fashionable with clothes you already have with just a few changes.
Fashion trends don't often stay in for too long, so keep your style your own. If you feel that some items in your wardrobe is completely out of date, update a few pieces that match with your 25 basics.
A in-style blouse can be matched with your pencil skirt and pumps for a business lunch, or switch out the pencil skirt for a pair of jeans and you now have a cute date outfit.
Stevie has her own clothing line, and talks about her inspiration and motivation: "Growing up I was taught to dress modestly and that didn't always mean I looked cute. (I was wearing the Speedo one-piece swimsuit from Costco growing up.) I wanted to show young girls and women out there that you can be fashionable and classy without the Costco Speedos. When I started blogging it was hard finding cute clothes at a good price so that's what inspired our store called Shop Stevie."
Her fashionable and modest clothing doesn't sacrifice style; look at Stevie's outfits for inspiration.
Christine Andrew blogs posts pictures of her style, her husband's style, and their children's style. This is a great blog for moms who want to look cute, but still be able to function in their clothes. Her blog talks about how "Hello Fashion allows Christine to communicate directly with 'the everyday woman' and offer style inspiration and advice along the way."
Blair has spent years developing her style, and her photos show it off. If you are looking for something a little more unique, her blog is a great place to go for inspiration. Blair talks about her style, saying how "my photographs have allowed me to tell an ongoing narrative of my evolving personal style. I love all things feminine - think timeless meets classic with a hint of quirk. While many things have changed, some remain pretty consistent. You'll rarely find me without my shades, a bold lip, a high heel, and polished fingertips."
The title of Tanesha Awasthi's blog says it all. If you have curves, come here to get inspiration for your own style. "My goal is to inspire unapologetic confidence, encouraging women to look and feel amazing, regardless of size. This site is a constantly evolving creative space to share my classic meets fashion forward personal style, beauty secrets, journey to achieving a healthy self-esteem, confidence tips, latest finds, experiences as a mom and a proud girl with curves," says Tanesha.
Classic and simple seem to be the focus of Sara Donaldson's blog. According to her about page, she is "dedicated to bringing her readers regular inspiration in the way of creating the perfect wardrobe of key essential pieces, all while staying true to her relaxed chic black, white and grey philosophy."
This is a male fashion blog, so if your husband needs a little fashion help, check it out. Founder Marcel said on his about page, "I hope you find lots of inspiration on this page, from dapper combinations to edgy streetwear and from daily outfit inspirations to curated shopping selections!"
If you don't have the basics right now, build up your closet. Don't be afraid to buy good quality clothes in less quantity. As you add new pieces to the closet take out old items that you won't wear. This way your closet stays fresh and up to date without much hassle.
If you are confident in your clothes, then it will show. Don't be afraid of trying a new style, but work the style as if you have worn it all your life.
Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.