For this week’s Friday’s Fancies link-up, “New Year, New You,” I got inspired to put together a shopping list, one for the entire year. Yesterday, I highlighted the trends I tried last year, but looking ahead, I realized that I need to reinvest in some basics. So this inspiration board is to help keep me on the path to fill some gaps (more like gaping holes) in my wardrobe.
My husband’s initial response? “So when you check off this list, that’s it for the entire year? I approve of this plan!” 😉
I need a basic black shift dress. I have a basic black skirt, seen here, and three black dresses (1 shirtdress, 1 one-shoulder, and 1 dressy), but no basic, work-appropriate black shift dress. Also, my vintage white shift dress needs someone to talk to.
Cardigans are must-have items of clothing for librarians. And these August Silk cardigans are the best overall that I’ve found. I’ve already got this cardigan style in grey, seen here.
Last year, I focused on building up my stripes collection; this year, it’s polka dots.
No navy blazer in my wardrobe?! Shame on me. I don’t like shiny buttons, so the tonal buttons on this blazer are right up my alley.
I finally gave skinny jeans a try last year, and ended up loving them. This year, I’d like to try to find a pair of figure-flattering ankle pants.
I used to have a pair of red patent leather flats, and literally wore the soles off them. I have been on the hunt for another pair of red patent leather flats ever since. Nearly two years on, it’s been a harder search than I initially anticipated.
After 5+ years, my black ankle boots are finally starting to go, so I’m on the lookout for a replacement pair. I like the classic lines of this pair.
Fifteen pairs of black shoes — you can check, all my shoes are on display in this post — and no basic black pumps. Shame on me. I do have a pair of black Mary Jane heels, seen here, but I usually pair them with pants or black stockings so as to not visually shorten my legs.
A grey bag for work. I’m not adventurous in my selection of work bags — I need them sturdy and big enough to carry files, etc. around. I have work totes in brown, black, and dark red, but no grey. YET.
I need some more skinny belts in my wardrobe, and patent leather is a perennial favorite.
What’s on your wish list for the new year? Please leave a comment and let me know.