January 21

The Basics I Love

Outfit Details:

Splendid SweaterATM Long Sleeve White ShirtNili Lotan PantsMalone Souliers Mules (also available in this color)

One of my goals here on Gal Meets Glam is to encourage you to add a little bit of glam to every day. Just like you, I love the special days when I have the opportunity to get all dressed up for a special occasion, but most days, I’m simply living life–going to work, spending time with loved ones, enjoying hobbies, and relaxing at home. With a little bit of effort and intentionality, I wholeheartedly believe that the latter can feel just as glamorous as the former.

For example, no matter how you describe your personal style, everyone has a handful of go-to items in their closet. It took me a while to find my perfect striped tee, jeans I always feel amazing in, favorite sunglasses that add the perfect touch to any outfit…and the list goes on. Once I did, though, I began to feel as put-together in a white tee and jeans on an average weekday as I do in any of my favorite dresses (especially if I add one of my Gal Meets Glam Collection jackets–the combination is one of my current favorites!). Everyone’s wardrobe basics will inevitably be different, but I rounded up a dozen of my personal go-to, never-fail pieces below. I guarantee you’ll spot these wardrobe staples again and again after just a quick scroll through my Daily Looks and recent style posts. Comfortable, durable, dependable, versatile – these are words that describe my most-loved basics.

If your basics are leaving you uninspired, why not decide to upgrade or replace them? That doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money; it’s mainly an investment of time. Instead of buying the first denim jacket you see when replacing the one you’ve had since college, try on multiple styles to find one that is flattering, in a wash you prefer, that looks incredible on you. Once you find “the one,” I promise you’ll feel a spark of inspiration each time you slip it on. Wearing it won’t be a fall-back option–it will be a conscious decision that will help you take on your day more confidently. If the building blocks of your wardrobe are beautifully made and flattering to your unique body, even the most casual outfit can feel special and, yes, even a little bit glam.

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