What I Wore – Wardrobe Basics and a Statement Piece


What I Wore… to run errands and get fro-yo with my guys. :)

This outfit is all about basics with one statement piece. I put on the jeans and t-shirt but decided the look needed a little more excitement. So I added a funky jacket, and with a satisfied nod, ran out the door to meet my family who were not-so-patiently waiting in the car. (JK-I totally don’t nod at myself in the mirror! I don’t think I do…)

A few thoughts about basics: They’re basic. And boring. Personally, I’m all about statement pieces. Often, too many statement pieces in one outfit. Ha! See the pics above. The boots and jacket together might be a little “much” for some. And either one could stand alone as an outfit’s statement piece. Jeez. See? I can’t even talk about basics… okay, back on track.

I’m learning that everyone needs some quality basics to build from. And a good pair of jeans that fit well is a great place to start. For the longest time, I’ve had a drawer full of (cheap) jeans that don’t really fit me well. But I recently got rid of most of them, and it’s made getting dressed so much faster. If you’re going to splurge on a piece of clothing, I think jeans are a good place to do it. You’ll wear them so much that the cost-per-wear ends up being really low! Quality t-shirts are worth the price too. And when I say “quality” I just mean Gap or J. Crew level quality, not $200 t-shirts! For me, the difference in fit between a Target shirt and a Gap shirt is totally worth the extra cost. And they last longer too!

Once you have a few good basics you can have fun adding trendier (not so pricey) statement pieces like fun jackets, hats, and jewelry.

“Mom Jeans” –  Madewell
Jacket – ASOS
T-shirt – Gap
Booties – Coconuts by Matisse


  • October 18, 2016 - 11:26 am

    Amy - i’m LOVING that jacket and like you am all about those statement items!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    Ashley - Oh Girl! I just had to order those boots. Whoo hoo! Thanks for sharing this adorable outfit.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 2:56 pm

    Tonya Trawick - I always love your posts. Any chance you could be my personal shopper for a day and help my challenged self lol.ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2016 - 9:00 pm

      Lyndsay - Thank you. :) And yes I would! We would have too much fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    Ada - Hi, I am Ada. So glad I found your blog Lyndsay. I love love statement pieces. That jacket is cute but OMG I am drooling over the fringe booties. And I agree, one should splurge on great jeans and a great white tee!

  • October 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

    Abby - What a statement blazer – love it! But I’ve got to say your booties were the ones that actually caught my eye!

    Abby of Life in the Fash LaneReplyCancel

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