For those of you who have been following me for a while, this will come as no surprise, but I am a big proponent of having a foundation wardrobe made up of vintage style basics. I have written about it extensively and even made a video on how to style your vintage inspired basics. With fall coming I thought it was time to take another look at the Glamorous Housewife Clothing Basics Checklist. I don’t know about you, but I use this transition from summer to autumn to clear out my closet, pack up the summer dresses I won’t be wearing for a while, and get out all of my sweaters and coats. This checklist help me keep track of my foundation wardrobe and lets me be ruthless with items that I haven’t worn in over a year, or are looking a little raggedy.
For those of you who are new to The Glamorous Housewife, you can use this list to start your own foundation wardrobe. I have included items below that you can use to fill in the garments you are missing. I know these aren’t the most fun or glamorous items to purchase, but if you have at least one of each component on the list you will find you can really stretch your wardrobe and your hard earned cash on the fun stuff.
A white blouse can be worn with so many skirts and pants. I especially like it tucked under a vintage cardigan. (Top) (Bottom)
I think capri pants and a funnel necked sweater are going to be my new autumn uniform. (here)
This cropped cardigan comes in over a dozen colors! I would wear this with either pencil or circle skirts. Love the shorter length which is very flattering. (here)
Every classic wardrobe must have a black pencil skirt. I own both of these and find myself always wearing them because they are so slimming and elegant, even for day! (Top) (Bottom)
I own this skirt and wear it all. the. time. It is my number one suggestion out of all of these items. (here)
These are a great modern take on a vintage wide legged jean. I have these from last season and love them! On me they flair out from the hip more than the knee, which I like better. (here)
This is a classic ankle length capri pant. I like to spice these up with a graphic tee shirt or a blouse with a cardigan and flats. (here)
These are a fantastic 1940s styled high wasted wide legged pant and only $50! (here)
A fitted waist jacket adds glamour to everything, from a pair of jeans to a pencil skirt. (here)
Aren’t the scalloped cut-outs lovely? And I especially like the ankle strap. (here)
I find a t-strap to be the most flattering of shoes. (here)
A basic black purse will last you forever. (here)
So tell me, do you have a foundation wardrobe that consists of these vintage styled basics? Or do you prefer to just buy items as they come along and then find other components in your closet that work well together?