1. A black blazer. Preferably a somewhat long one, nipped in the waist. My hips are my widest part, so I need to accent my narrow waist to help balance it out.
2. Dark skinny jeans. I thought for a long time that those wide hips kept me out of the skinny jeans pool, but eventually I decided to find a cheap pair and try them out. F21 has laughably inexpensive jeans, but their dark washes felt especially cheap. The lighter ones had a more denim feel to them, so I grabbed a pair. I like them a lot, but the light wash isn’t doing me any favors, slimming-wise.
3. Black, round toe pumps. I have black kitten heel Mary Janes, but it’s not quite the same. Just about every pair of shoes I have is loud and fun and colorful. I love them, but it can be hard to wear other loud pieces.
4. Basic tanks and tees. Layering layering layering. I will get better at layering.
5. Black, thick sweater tights. I splurged on a pair last year and wore them to death. I can’t find them this year (plus, they have a small hole I shoddily sewed back up). New pair it is.
I find it exceptionally difficult to buy pieces that are basics, because they don’t give me the same excited feeling that loud, fun statement pieces do. What wardrobe staples can you not live without? I’m sure I’m forgetting some good ones.