Shop for Staples at Uniqlo
July 23, 2014
As much as I love my neon yellow blouse and my floral printed pants, I realize that no closet is complete without a few basics and staples. I would look like a tacky, over-the-top mess if I didn't have a plain white tee or a pair of dark blue jeans to balance out all of my statement pieces.
More than anyone, I understand that shopping trends is exhilarating and fun; there’s something exciting about purchasing something that’s unlike any other item in your wardrobe. However, sometimes (or as my mother would say, most of the time), it’s important to buy things that you will wear for the rest of your life.
With that being said, here’s the challenge. There are so many plain white tees, dark blue jeans, and basic sweaters. How is anyone supposed to know what material to get, how much to pay or what brand to buy? And, furthermore, who wants to go to store after store looking for the simplest item?
Worry no more because I have the answers to all of your questions: Uniqlo. This Japanese company has hit the streets of New York and San Francisco (among other places), introducing us to a new line of “lifewear.” As Uniqlo states, “Lifewear. Clothes for a better life, for everyone, everyday.” With that statement, the answer is found. And, if you still don’t believe me, take a look at some of my favorite pieces from this leading brand.
Women Supima Cotton V-Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $7.89
Everyone needs a super soft and comfy t-shirt for those lazy days. You will fall in love with this plain v-neck. Yeah, it looks like nothing special initially, but as soon as you put it over your head, you’ll never want to take it off
. I personally want it in almost every color. I mean, you can never have too many, right?
Women Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Jeans, $39.90
If the temperature drops below 65 degrees, you will see me in a pair of jeans. I know, I’m a cold weather baby, but it’s the truth. These particular jeans are stretchy
, but won’t stretch out permanently. This means, they are ideal jeans for Thanksgiving dinner. They’re extremely flattering. I personally prefer the ankle length, but they come in full length as well!
Women Ponte Sleeveless Dress, $39.90
This elegant and sleek dress is simple in the best way. It’s a great piece that translates well from casual wear to business wear if you pair it with the right things. Throw on a cardigan
or a statement necklace, and you’re left with the cutest outfit that requires the least amount of work.