Style Basics According to ‘Major Must Haves’‏

SimoneJanuary 4, 2012

The New Year is officially upon us + for many it’s the time of year to refocus on goals. Whether it’s living a healthier life, going back to school or as simple as trying to be a better person, a new year sparks some sort of change in just about everyone. For those on a quest to better themselves, I have a list of Style Basics for you that will better the OUTER you while you better the INNER you.

Let me introduce you to Tanya of Major Must Haves. She is a fashion/lifestyle blogger + stylist from California. I stumbled across her blog via my Tumblr page + immediately fell in love with her mind as well as her style. You can check out her blog here Her style is effortlessly classic with a dose of sass. She straddles the line between sophisticated + trendy very well + I feel the way she styles an outfit is universal. Meaning it transcends any + all boundaries.

Here are a few of my fave looks from her blog.

If you’ve followed any of my articles you know that I am an advocate of having a wardrobe of items I refer to as Style Basics. A basic is something that can be worn at times to any place….it can be dressed up or dressed down. Tanya has put together a list of essentials that every fashionista should have in her closet. Take a look….

Major Must Have’s Style Staples

1. Black Blazer (black, tan)

2. Ankle boots(heels)

3. Leopard anything

4. Red heels

5. Fur vest

6. Trench coat

7. Jean jacket

8.  Army jacket

9.  Statement necklace

10. Bright statement bag

11. A cashmere scarf

12. Cardigan (well fitted)

13. Knit over- sized sweater

14. Little black dress

15. Clogs ( find the perfect pair a)

16. Ballerina flats

17. Motorcycle boots (flat)

18. Striped tops (nautical tops, sweaters)

19. The perfect fit Jean

20. Plaid tops

Any of these can be mixed + remixed with things you already have in your closet. If you are trying to totally revamp what is in your closet, I hope this list gives you some inspiration! I am in the process of writing articles on several pieces from this list. I will explain why I feel it is a Style Basic + why YOU need it in your wardrobe.

Please check out Tanya’s blog. If not for the fashion, for the positivity she puts into the Universe.  In this day + age we need as much positive energy as we can get. You can also follow her on Twitter @majormusthaves.

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