Kayla Renee

Building a Closet You Love: Start with the Basics

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While I love posting about fun and exciting wardrobe choices, the truth of the matter is most days I can be seen wearing any number of my go-to basics: a silk top, great denim, a well cut blazer, etc.  The two things that they all have in common is that they're comfortable and effortless.  Here's an interesting scientific fact.  While most people think they like variety, we all tend to eat or wear or do the same things over and over again.  So, the first step to building a closet you love is to acknowledge the things you like to wear and invest in those pieces.

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My first basic that I invest in are white or cream tops.  I'm always drawn to them above black, gray or color.  To me, I always feel they look crisp and bright, so I decided to invest in 5 or 6 white/cream shirts that I love and fit well.  My second investment piece is a great fitting blazer.  You can throw it over a tank and put on a pair of jeans and feel great.  I love the gold detailing on this one and the winter white color seemed perfect for the fall.

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And finally, a great fitting pair of jeans is a must.  If you have 10 pair in your closet, let's be honest, you wear at the most 3 of them.  Why not toss the rest?  As a twist, I added these leather shorts as my fall/winter basic for the season.  Temperatures in the 70s or 80s are very common in LA, so wearing shorts is a realistic and fun way to get dressed for fall/winter.  If temperatures ever drop below the 70s, I might actually be able to throw some tights and booties on with these.