March 1, 2017

Wardrobe Essentials: The Cardigan & T-Shirt

Fashion staples should be the foundation of your wardrobe and act as an anchor for trendy/seasonal pieces. The cardigan sweater and t-shirt are two basics that should be on the top of your must-have list.


I have to admit that I’m not much of a cardigan person. I LOVE sweaters but the traditional button-up cardigan I find a tad boring. Thankfully cardigans now come in so many fabrics, lengths and style variations that you can easily add this staple piece to your wardrobe and still find a style that suits your taste.

This cardigan from Chic Wish I’ve been wearing on repeat for the past few months. It has so many unique details, such as ¾ sleeves, cute tassels along the bottom, peek-a-boo slits up the sides and pockets (my FAVE!). These details add visual interest and that little pop of chicness to any basic outfit.


It goes without saying that a basic t-shirt is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. It’s the perfect layering piece, plus you can dress it up by pairing it with a statement necklace and tucking it into an A-line skirt. Not to mention daily casual wear with distressed denim or shorts.

Over the years I’ve worn many different brands of basic tees and Madewell is hands down my favorite. The fabric is soft and holds it’s shape after multiple washes. Also, say good-bye to all of those little holes ladies! I purchased two Madewell t-shirts, in both white and black, from Nordstrom last winter. I wear them A LOT and no little holes!

What are your go-to wardrobe essentials?

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Cardigan: Chic Wish | T-Shirt: Madewell | Boots: Hudson’s Bay (ON SALE!), Sam Edelman | Denim: Express | Blanket Scarf: Amazon

BONUS → Chic Wish is having a 20% off sale until March 5th – use code SPR20 🙂 They also have an option for free shipping, even on international orders. Typically, the orders take just over a week to arrive even though the website states 12-15 business days. Happy shopping!

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