BASICS TO HAVE

THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

These pieces will make your life easier time and time again, and in days you feel like “I have nothing to wear”, throw them on with your favorite pair of shoes and you are good to go!!!

A PERFECT PAIR OF JEANS

Perfect Pair of Jeans from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Cotton Tees from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photos by Messi Schneider

It should be perfect for you, fit you well, and make you feel great and comfortable regardless of style. I most definitely don’t follow trends when it comes to jeans, I always pick the ones that make me feel good and fit my body well.

Photo by Nick Garcia

Many cotton t-shirts and tank tops

Basic Cotton Tee from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Basic Cotton Tee from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Basic Cotton Tee from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto

I can never have enough… they don’t have to cost a fortune only to look good on you and remember the keyword: cotton!!!

They are one of the most important key pieces every woman should have.  They will literally go with everything from jeans to skirts, dress them up, dress them down, nice accessories and you are ready to go!

Basic Cotton Tee from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photos by Messi Schneider

I looove the look t-shirt and jeans, heels, a jacket, and I’m out the door!!!! 

A FAVORITE BLACK JACKET

Favorite Black Jacket from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photo by Messi Schneider
Favorite Black Jacket from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photo by Nick Garcia

Whatever it is you can spend on one, if you love it, you will wear it time and time again. -So totally worth it!! If you have a more classic style, that might be a black blazer, if you are casual like me, a cool leather jacket. If you can splurge totally go for the famous classic Chanel jacket, and if not there are many similar styles out there for every budget.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

I confess, I have a few that I love and just throw on whenever I’m in a hurry and don’t know what to wear. But you should have AT LEAST ONE that is really a no-brainer: black, cute, fits you great, rocks your body and you can be out the door in minutes.

 

Here are four of my favorite versions:

Little Black Dress from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photos by Messi Schneider

On the left a simple classic black Herve Leger that I have used countless times. On the right, a very versatile version: I can go from work wearing a jacket over it to a night out without the jacket, plus the one shoulder look is coming up fast and strong!

Photo by Nick Garcia
Photo by Joseph Postolov

Here are two opposite styles, depending on your mood: a very romantic, more classic dress by Carol Bassi and on the right an edgy, sexier one that mixes up leather and cotton by BCBGMaxAzria.

A FEW INCREDIBLE PIECES THAT MAKE YOU LOOK FANTASTIC AND ARE TIMELESS

In my case I love dresses, so other than my favorite LBD’s, I have a few more that I splurge on and wear on many different occasions. They are no-brainers, I put them on and can be out the door feeling great in minutes.

Fantastic and Timeless Dress from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Fantastic and Timeless Dress from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Fantastic and Timeless Dress from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Fantastic and Timeless Dress from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Photos by Messi Schneider

If you love pants than you should have at least a couple of perfectly tailored ones with your favorite tops ready to go.

ONE CLASSIC SIMPLE WHITE SHIRT

Classic White Shirt from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Classic White Shirt from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto

It will take you pretty much anywhere, and go with everything, from a pair of jeans to a leather skirt. You can dress it up or down depending on where you have to go. Mine is from Target, I got it years ago and I wore it a million times!

Photos by Messi Schneider

This one is silk if you prefer a more sofisticated fabric. It can be just as versatile as a cotton shirt and dressed in a classic way or like a did here, with a sexy bralette underneath and a few open buttons.

CASHMERE SWEATERS

Cashmere Sweaters from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Cashmere Sweaters from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto
Cashmere Sweaters from Girlie A La Mode by Kat Zammuto

They are simple, stylish, warm, look great, and are sooo easy to wear. I get a bunch just before Christmas when they go on sale and they last for a few years. I always throw them around my shoulder, have them in my car, travel with them because they are the coziest things in the world. (And of course, stylish too ??)

Photos by Messi Schneider

TRENCH COAT

Trench Coat
Trench Coat
Photos by Messi Schneider

This is one of the most useful classic investments you can have in your closet: a basic black trenchcoat. It is my travel uniform: jeans, t-shirt, flats (a cashmere sweater in my purse) and my trenchcoat; I stay warm during the flight and arrive looking stylish! Mine is by Burberry.

BALLET FLATS

Ballet Flats
Photo by Messi Schneider

These are great and incredibly comfortable if you are not wearing heels, and perfect for traveling. Mine are Chanel (yes classic investment) but they last several years, and I wear them a lot!

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