6 Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials


Wardrobe essentials are just that... essential! These are pieces that every woman should have in their closet, and can be worn on every occasion. Image consultant Christie Ressel shows us how to get six wardrobe essentials for under $100!

1. The Classic White Shirt

This is a must have! A white shirt is the building block for almost any look. You can dress it up with a skirt or wear it casually with denim. Don’t bother spending a ton on this piece, as they're always available and can be easily replaced.

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: The Classic White Shirt

Get the look: blouse, Le Chateau for $39.95; jeans, Forever 21 for $7.80; bangles, Forever 21 for $10.80,  shoes, Ardene for $12.00; scarf, Alexander McQueen via Ebay for $20.00

Outfit total: $90.55

2. The Pea Coat

The pea coat is a timeless classic that will never go out of style. Typically seen in navy or camel, we love the pop of colour in this cranberry colour. Double-breasted, this jacket sits perfectly at the hips and works on all body types.

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: The Pea Coat

Get the look: coat, H&M for $49.95; dress, Forever 21 for $35.80; shoes, Adrene for $12.00

Outfit total: $97.75

3. The Little Cocktail Dress

We all love the little black dress, but we sometimes need a pop of colour! Have some fun with pattern and colours and pick up an alternate to the LBD.

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: The Little Cocktail Dress

Get the look: cocktail dress, Le Chateau for $69.00; shoes, Ardene for $13.00; silver  bracelet , Ebay for $15.00

Outfit total: $97

4. The (Faux) Leather Jacket

This is an easy way to get the leather look without spending a fortune. A leather jacket always makes any outfit look chic.

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: The (Faux) Leather Jacket

Get the look: jacket, Forever 21 for $29.80; blouse, Costa Blanca for $32.50; cords, Joe Fresh for $19; flats, Ardene for $8.00

Outfit total: $89.30

5. Dark Wash Denim

Dark wash denim is a wardrobe essential for all ages and body types. These pants are so transitional and can be worn to the office, on the weekend, or on date night. Wash them in cold water inside out and hang to dry to help keep their colour dark.

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: Dark Wash Denim

Get the look: jeans, Forever 21 for $7.80; blouse, Costa Blanca for $22.50; tank, Forever 21 for $4.80; shoes, Forever 21 for $27.80; necklace, Costa Blanca for $10.80; bracelet, Forever 21 for $11.80

Outfit total: $85.50

6. The Black Suit

This is the ultimate versatile must have in your wardrobe. It can be worn together or as separates. Either way both pieces are essential to have in your closet. When shopping for the black suit, look for fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily. This suit can take you from the office, to dinner to a night out for cocktails. All in one day!!

Fabuless Wardrobe Essentials: The Black Suit

Get the look: black jacket, Forever 21 for $14.49; black pants, Suzy Shier for $25.00; shoes, Ardene for $7.00; necklace, H &M for $14.00; tank, Joe Fresh for $5

Outfit total: $65.49