Monday, 14 September 2009

10 Outfits from Closet Staples

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I thought this might be fun for back to school season! I picked out 10 closet staples that I have in my 2009 fall wardrobe, and created 10 outfits by reusing the items in different ways.

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10 Closet Staples


  1. Navy Blazer: Fitted or Boyfriend. Try to find something that has an interesting detail, like double lapels. I'm wearing a tailored blazer from Forever 21.

  2. White Graphic Tshirt: Fitted, and preferably something thin or worn in. I'm wearing a "I heart NY" cropped top that I bought in New York.

  3. Black Printed Leggings: Any pattern, make sure you can pull it up to different heights of your leg. I'm wearing flower print leggings from Nordstrom's B.P.

  4. Black Booties: Peep toes or with a shield so you can wear it any season. I'm wearing lace up, peep toe booties from Forever 21.

  5. Little Black Dress LBD: Body con dress that's flattering for your body type. I'm wearing a LBD by Sele from Macy's.

  6. Leather Jacket: Black motorcycle cut, rather than Bomber style. I'm wearing a motorcycle leather jacket by BB Dakota.

  7. Denim Shorts: Loose boyfriend style, that you can wear long or roll up shorter, the more holes the better. I'm wearing denim cut-offs from Hollister.

  8. Black Pumps: Clean lines so that they match everything. I'm wearing pumps by Enzo Angiolini. I have 5 of the same style and color.

  9. Long Sleeve Plaid Shirt: Mostly red, flannel or cotton is fine. I'm wearing a flannel shirt from Forever 21.

  10. Black Skirt: Something Pouffy! I'm wearing a pinsripe mini skirt from Rampage.


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What was your favorite?

I fell down and hurt my ankle, so I couldn't wear my heels in the pictures :(

P.S. Gossip Girl premiere tonight at 9PM!!!

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77 comments:

  1. Ooooh! So many to choose from!!! ;)

    My absolute favorite are: 2+5+4 and 9+5+8!!!

    *I'm totally diggin that cropped NYC tee btw!

    Farrah
    stylecrumbs.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice outfits :) haha, I have an obsession with mix matching my clothes... it's so fun ! :D I really like Look One but the rest are still really cute too :) <333

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  3. This is such a good idea! I love it! What a good way to get ideas for future outfits!

    I like number 7!

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  4. super blazer! and these lbd are awesome

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  5. I love the dress - NY tee combination the most, but they are all very well combined :>

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  6. I looove the checked shirt and NY tee!

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  7. Look 6 is so clever! Skirt over a dress, how cool is it that you thought of that! But my fave is look 7, since it says I <3 my little black dress!

    Sorry to hear that you sprained your ankle. Get well soon!

    LOL on your friends commnet's about just cutting off the bottom of your sweater. It does make us wonder why we buy what we buy!!

    Have a great Monday Patty Ann! =)

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  8. My faves are Looks 1, 2 & 4. I was wondering what those leg band is for... I checked your closet staples and it's not there. Sorry to hear that you hurt your ankle. Hope it heals soon so that you ca wear your nice shoes again.

    Yes, Toms Shoes are sold in Rugby too.

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  10. I love look 6! :) skirt + dress = brilliant! another way to dress up our little black dress.
    -Elle

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  11. I love the outfits with the dress. Looks so awesome!
    good idea!

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  12. you look stunning in look 1!!!
    youve got some really great staples in here, the lace tights, the black pencil skirt, the black dress! they all look really great on you.
    I think you should get those rectangular 80's inspired glasses, defenetly would highlight your face, and give your outfits more edge.

    great blog!

    www.lyingislovely.blogspot.com

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  13. This is an awesome awesome post girl ! I LOVE IT :)

    Out of all 10 staples,I'm still short of a pair of black pumps !

    Loving looks 4,6,8-10. Beautiful beautiful and girl you're perfect at putting outfits together <3 You should be a fashion stylist. heeeee

    Ohhhh,where did you get your necklace from ?? And adore the red bow in your hair :)

    What happened to your ankle ?? Hope you recover real soon and able to start wearing heels again<3

    Ohhh,on my blog titles. They're lyrics from songs. I just make them up when I'm about to hit the publish button when I blog. Heeeee

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  14. You have noooo idea how amazing the concert was ! Unbelievable ! I wanna do it again and again and again :D
    Cool outfits.. =) sorry about your ankle , hope its not too bad !

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  15. my fav is style no.7 so simple yet chic :D, hey how about us swap links? :D

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  16. Look 4 is my fave! You look fabulous X

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  17. love the outfits with the leggings! <3 very cute!

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  18. Hey Patty Ann! You are so much fun! Coming to your blog makes me happy coz you show me what havin fun truly means!

    I like #7 with lbd, nyc tee and the red ribbon on your hair just coming together...and something that I would wear! I regret not buying that ubiquitous NYC t-shirt for myself...so L of me. haha!

    Happy Tuesday to you.

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  19. LOVED THE LOOKS.
    GREAT PICKS FIRST




    XX
    CHICMUSE

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  20. i love look 1 6 and 7 ! great photos dear ! thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Ah I wanna watch GG! I lvoe the look wit the lace leggings :D

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  22. OMG! YOU have such AMAZING STYLE from head to toe,I can't choose which outfit I like the most because I like them all!
    p.s. That sucks about your ankle, take it easy!!!)

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  23. I love Look 1 and Look 9!! I should try to mix n match my clothings more often n not stick to the same combi everytime! I've not been updating but will do it soon enough! been busy with assignments... I love fashion more now! Ballet's sumting of the past for me now... But i did haf heaps of fun :)

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  24. N omg!!!! GG Season 3! So wanna watch that.... ;)

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  25. hi,
    Similar interests, mutual respect and strong attachment with each other are what friends share between each other. These are just the general traits of a friendship.To experience what is friendship, one must have true friends, who are indeed rare treasure.

    I have added you to my blogroll, hope you can do the same thing for me so that we can have constant communication.

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  26. i love the blazer. look 1 & 2 are my favourites.
    haha, thankyou. yeah i couldn't be bothered putting on makeup, so i thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to just take a photo of my leggings and ask that question! you're welcome (: i don't know why i haven't sooner, but i'm adding your blog to my blogroll if you don't mind! take care xo

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  27. blazer is my favourite item right here:)!

    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  28. hi honey love that look of the black dress and white t-shirt
    fab!
    xx
    marian

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  29. I love Look no 1 .
    And by the way I tagged you ;) You have to write 10 facts about yourself ;)

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  30. Hey - great post. You've got a really cool blog here - thanks !

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  31. Nice outfis! My favorite is Look 1 and 7. =)

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  32. great collage, and i must say honestly, i adore all these outfits!
    GORGEOUS!
    well done!:)


    ++++++++++++
    katrina

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  33. So fun and creative, darling!
    Love those lace leggings so all the outfits that incorporate them are my faves!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Hope your ankle feels better asap!

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  34. hey thank you for all those supernice comments :). the studded booties are from a german shop "DEICHMANN" - I am all about to find it ;). I sent a friend today and I hope to get it SO MUCH!

    I like Look 7 most! That dress is gregorous!

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  35. I love look 1! such a great idea for a post x

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  36. i loove number 1!!! :)))

    aaah and thanks for mentioning gossip girl :) didnt know about the new episode :)))

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  37. They all are nice and great!

    juliet xxx

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  38. I love look ten the best, thank you for comment on my blog :) you asked me what my job in fashion was, well i work as an agent for European womenswear designers, and show their collections to potential boutiques who may buy them, so its kinda like being a buyer mixed with being a personal shopper for a lot of boutiques instead of individual people.. lol hope that makes sense!
    hope you stop by my blog again! :)
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

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  39. such a cool idea - i like 7!

    by the way thanks for mentioning studs and spikes - they do ship to NZ!

    xx

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  40. I'm in love with the blazer with the pin and chain on it!!!

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  41. I love the leather jacket & blazer! I need one too (:

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  42. i love look 9 and 3. they are really cool.


    ohhh i know gg

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  43. you've got such a bad ass styling dear . I'd steal your style !

    i like the idea of layering a skirt over a tight dress. helps me save money on buying those kinds of "umbrella" style dresses. :)

    thanks for visiting my blog by the way . I've added you to my blog roll >

    mind if we exchange links ? :)

    glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

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  44. oo i don't know if i could pick a favorite outfit. i love the LBD and navy blazer. i'm looking for an i <3 ny t shirt. the forever 21 shirt i bought and wore in my last post is this: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=top&product%5Fid=2067539121&Page=2. i hope you have good luck in finding the perfect sheer top!

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  45. Look 7 is TOTALLY the win. Seriously! <3

    I hope your ankle is okay! DON'T WORRY, I'M A PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENT... Keep it elevated when resting, and maybe use some ice on it for 20mins on/off for the first few days... then start trying to bear weight on it over a next few days. Try to keep it moving within reason! :) Graduate from flats to low heels then back to sexual 6-inchers :P over a period of time depending on how well you handle!

    Btw - thank your your LOVELY comments!! :)

    <3 <3 <3

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  46. Thanks for your comment! Great variation of outfits! I like the first one most - and the plain LBD of course :)

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  47. Wow girl, you looks amazing in all of them! really love them! But specially the first one is my favourite ;)
    Have a nice day darling ;)

    xx

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  48. Re:Yeahhh,its am camera necklace ! Heeee I love the colors on it .

    Yeahhh,so excited about the swap. I'm still getting stuff ready for your package !! heeeee

    Ohhhh mom treated me and sister to frozen yogurt :) My paycheck better come soon. Really hope I don't break my shopping ban .

    Love you girl <3 <3

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  49. Re:Girl,are you on gmail ? you can come online and we can chat on gmail chat ! heeeee I'm normally online almost the whole day

    froyo ?! Nooo,we don't use that around here. But its a cool slang,I'm going to start use it.
    Craze here in Singapore,not that but a little bit I guess :)

    But no long queues though. We don't have green tea here,not that I've seen it. Fruity flavours are always nice !

    Wooooo,lolliberry sound really yummy !

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  50. ah, i love the plaid shirt, im looking for one at the moment, it'll be so great for winter! and thanks for your fun comments :) x

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  51. love how you show that a lot of looks can come from limited pieces! I think my absolute favourite would be look #1... its just got the right edge and classicness to it, which so defines my style.

    and ooh, hope you do enjoy the bunny ears! you can so do it!
    and yes,lets exchange links?

    xxoo
    eden

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  52. Wow, this is so cool and fun!! Can't believe you took the time to do all these:)I love Look 7 and 9!! Hope you'll do more of these posts, it's so interesting to see remixes!

    Oh,you poor thing, hope your ankle is better now:)

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  53. Just saw your blog for the first time- Luv ur list!! xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  54. The first outfit is amazing! U look stunning!

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  55. Oh i love this post, such a great idea!
    I adore your blazer it is just so fierce!
    Great style
    And thanks Sooo much for your sweet comments on my blog, Oh and the coat in the link you left is so beautiful looking, i think it would def. be an investment buy as it looks really classic and timeless!

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  56. thnaks for stopping by my blog. you are adorable.
    link exchange, yes!

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  57. I'd like to buy myself that I heart NY shirt, too. :)

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  58. Love your list of wardrobe staples! They're definitely must haves for fall!

    All your outfits look fab! Sorry to hear you hurt your ankle. Hope it's better soon.

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  59. This post is amazing. My favorite piece? The blazer. I can't seem to find one that tickles my fancy anywhere - though I adore yours! :)

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  60. I can't believe that skirt is rampage-great find!

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  61. LooK one! looK one! lovely. the blog name- i dont know. i just liked the pun with it. and also i saw a reference to edie sedgwick in it too. shes my favourite icon ever.. my real name is gunhild. which could also be a pun in english.. :)
    have a great week.thanks for asking dear.

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  62. Absolutely loving 1 and 5! And that leather jacket looks soooo amazing. Hope you're having a lovely day, and you're officially down on the project list dear :)

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  63. seems like you had fun one afternoon trying on this different looks! LOL! my favorite is Look #1

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  64. i love how you made the black dress into a peplum AND how you layered it with the plaid top. i had to go back and see if it wasn't a whole new piece - I LOVE IT. thanks for commenting on my blog, i love yours! <3 C

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  65. Awesome inspiration! I love the one with the black leather jacket! xoxxoxo

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  66. love the bodycon dress and shield-heels! you look great

    and i hope your heel heals quickly

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  67. I love love love the I heart new york shirt! I actually just got one and am still struggling to figure out what to wear with it, I think that I'm leaning torwards blazer =] hmmm mb a navy one?

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  68. wonderful! my favourite is look 7!!!!! x

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  69. What an awesome post, great idea :)
    My favourite is look 6!

    Rose

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  70. Brilliant idea for a blog! I'm positively drooling over the black dress and the little skirt thing you wear with it (excuse my fashion naivity, i don't know what it's called). What year are you in at school?

    Bisous xx

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  71. Great outfits! My favourite is the NYC cropped top.

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  72. so tomorrow its time for MY I heart NY shirt =] Check out my blog tomorrow night to see what I wear it with =]

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