How to achieve less for more


Ok first, I'm still not used to these bangs. This was the first outfit post I shot in two weeks (pretty sure that's the longest I've gone in three years) and editing photos of myself with bangs was just weird. I really wanted a change and I didn't want to change the length of my hair so bangs felt like a good idea. They're already driving me nuts but I digress.

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Cuyana Alpaca Cardigan c/o / Saint James Stripe Tee c/o / Cuyana Mini Saddle Bag c/o / Ankle Boots / Revolve GRLFRND Jeans / Ann Taylor Scarf / Larsson & Jennings Watch / Monica Vinader Bracelet / (Vintage Belt) Similar

One of my goals last year was to reduce, reuse and recycle. As we move into a new year I have a greater desire to focus on quality over quantity. Blogging has introduced me to so many incredible brands most recently, Cuyana. I'd heard of them before and was intrigued by their philosophy of Fewer, Better Things. It's not exactly the easiest thing to do as someone who writes about fashion and personal style. When I first started blogging I felt such pressure to post new things. I would never post the same piece twice and I don't know why because I wear the same things ALL THE TIME. I'm sure most of you do too. You find what you love and wear some variation of that on a regular basis. If you've followed me over the past year, hopefully you've noticed that I started to share a lot more content that features pieces I wear often, styling them in different ways.

Over the summer I shared a post about how to maximize your wardrobe and shopping investments and I encourage you to check it out if you didn't get a chance to read it. Having less stuff makes life less stressful, and having pieces you love to wear makes getting dressed more fun.

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Ahead are 20 classic pieces that every woman should own. 

The Little Black Dress 

By now, you already know the importance of the LBD. Its one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe arsenal. Plus black is a universally slimming color, making cuts look that much better on you. Its a win-win all around. 

A pleated cut with a cotton belt can be dressed up or down so it really is perfect for any occasion. 

Cynthia Steffe Maya Tie Waist Fit & Flare Shirt, $178, available at Nordstrom.

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Understated Jewelry 

If you haven't heard, minimalism is making a huge comeback. And for a good reason, simplistic styles can transition from season to season seamlessly. 

Nadri Crystal Bangle, $58, available at Nordstrom.

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Denim Jacket 

A denim jacket is a fool-proof topper that really has stood the test of time. 

Modcloth Do The Denim Thing Jacket, $59.99, available at Modcloth. 

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Casual Sneakers 

When fashion It girls like Gigi Hadid and Alexa Chung claim this sneaker as their fan-favorite, you know it's good. 

adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $74.95, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Red Lip 

Take note from Taylor Swift, a solid red lip is the best accessory you can sport. 

Nars Audacious Lipstick, $32, available at Sephora. 

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Dark Denim 

It doesn't matter if you pair it with sneaks and a hoodie or a glitzy top and pumps, dark denim can do no wrong. 

Joe's Flawless Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans, $179, available at Nordstrom. 

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An A-Line Skirt 

An A-line skirt hasn't gone out of style yet, and shows no signs of slowing down. 

DKNYC Trumpet Skirt, $89.50, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Spacious Tote 

You've got a lot to carry on a day-to-day basis -- laptops, wallets, and umbrellas included. A reversible tote is not only super practical, it's also pretty. 

Urban Outfitters Reversible Tote, $59, available at Urban Outfitters. 

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The V-Neck Tee 

This is the ultimate throw-on-and-go staple. 

t.la Catania Tee, $48, available at Anthropologie. 

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Minimalist Timepiece 

Sure, it's the age of the smartphone. But a watch is more than just a clock, its an outfit game-changer. 

Urban Outfitters Modern Muse Watch, $24, available at Urban Outfitters. 

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The Structured Top 

Structured blouses and short-sleeves instantly elevate your look to something straight off of the high fashion runway. 

Alice + Olivia Winston Structured Top, $265, available at Nordstrom. 

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Awesome Aviators 

These sunnies will always look sleek. Always. 

Ray-Ban Matte Classic Aviators, $160, available at Shopbop. 

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The Chic Blazer 

Workwear doesn't have to be blasé as long as you're opting for chic staples. A subtle, clean cut blazer is the way to go. 

Topshop 70s Twill Longline Jacket, $125, available at Nordstorm. 

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Ultra-Comfy Pumps 

Let's face it, sometimes our favorite shoes aren't the nicest to our feet. Investing in a pair of super cozy pumps, which won't kill you during your 9-to-5, will your toes some piece of mind. 

Sam Edelman Okala Pump, $65.90, available at Nordstrom. 

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Lace Lingerie 

Undergarments don't have to be boring. Aerie is proof that with a little lace, a standard t-shirt bra can look so much sexier. 

Aerie Blakely Rackerback Lightly Lined Bra, $34.95, available at Aerie. 

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Metallic Rings 

Rings that are kept to the bare minimum look so awesome, you might never take them off. 

Bauble Bar Twist Ring, $32, available at Bauble Bar. 

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Sweater for Every Occassion 

It doesn't matter if you're on the slopes or at office happy hour, this pull over can be styled for any occasion. 

Free People Chunky Cowl Neck Sweater, $128, available at Free People. 

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Larger-Than-Life Lashes 

Sure this may not be a giant tote or flashy sandals, but a quick swipe of mascara can do wonders. We'll bet larger-than-life lashes will be the real highlight of your look.  

tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara, $23, available at Sephora. 

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Show Stopper Print 

Floral prints will never not look good. A bold design and form-fitting cut is a guaranteed show stopper. 

Betsey Johnson Print Stretch Midi Dress, $99.16, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Classic Crossbody 

A crossbody leaves you completely hands-free at the supermarket, concerts, or on daily commutes. Could we ask for anything more?

Kimchi Blue Mini Envelope Shoulder Bag, $34, available at Urban Outfitters.

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