What to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear – Part 1

Stylishlyme - Denim with White Top

Stylishlyme - Crisp White Top

Stylishlyme - Dark Wash Denim

Stylishlyme - White Top Decorative neckine

Stylishlyme - Heels and Denim

Stylishlyme - Orange Beige Heels

Crisp White Shirt and Dark Wash Denim

We’ve all been there ­— standing in front of our closet freaking out because we have nothing to wear. I usually think, “how can this be? I thought I had way more clothes than this… where did it all go?” In a panic, I toss my clothes left and right trying to put together a decent outfit with no luck, which happens to me more often than I’d like to admit. But on these days I do have a couple of fall back outfits. By this I mean — outfits that I can always count on. Outfits that I know will work for every occasion so I never have to worry about looking like I got dressed in the dark.

Since I believe I’m not the only one with this problem, I thought I would have a outfit post series on, “What to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear.” Brilliant right? In the next couple of weeks I will share with you outfits that are my safety nets, my life savers, my fall backs, my assurance, my… well you get the picture.

For outfit number one in this series I’m wearing; a crisp white top, dark wash denim and a pair of heels. This outfit is pretty much a win every time. If you don’t have a crisp white top in your closet then you need to find one! Invest in a shirt that you can wear over and over again and doesn’t get worn out after the 10th time wearing it. Pair the top with dark wash denim, I prefer dark wash because it always makes you looking longer and leaner as opposed to a light wash. Add a pair of cute heels and you’re done.

I would love to know if you have an outfit that you always turn to – let me know in the comments!

Stay Stylish,
-V

Photos: @peterlang

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20 thoughts on “What to Wear When You Have Nothing to Wear – Part 1

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    Mae

    Lately, it’s been a white or mint V neck vintage wash T by J. Crew and a pair of shorts, a maxi skirt in a bright color or my origami Zara shorts. But the T is the go-to. For sure. With leopard heels.

    Love + aloha, Mae Xx // thereafterish.com

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      Vanessa

      I’ve seen the origami skirt and I love it. It’s on my wish list.

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    Love this ! those shoes are amazing…

    Check out my new outfit post :
    http://hidinginheaven.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-one-with-wynwood-arts-disctrict.html

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    absolutely love those shoes they are so nice are they comfortable?! also this is a lovely look! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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      Vanessa

      Thank you gigi! They’re from Coye Nokes. Yes they are comfortable, I wore them all day for a conference and my feet were not killing me =)

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    Sensible Stylista

    What an amazing post! I think this is a great idea. I’ve definitely been there, haha. Personally, I like to handpick my outfits the weekend before so I’m set for the week. If I’m in a bind, I go for a colored blouse with a fitted pencil skirt with heels! I can’t wait to see what more you post!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/
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      Vanessa

      Wow I would love to be that organized! Way to go!

      Happy you’re excited for the series!

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    Love the white shirt in all kinds of combinations!

    xo
    http://razzdazzle.blogspot.mx/

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    Sabrina

    That’s a great outfit to count back on, that’s why it’s so important to have a good set of essentials. The sandals are gorgeous!!
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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      Vanessa

      Very much agree Sabrina! A quality set of essentials is well, essential.

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    Isa

    Actually, I do pretty much the same thing. Except for I often wear a loose tshirt because here in New Orleans it just gets too sweaty.

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    This is a gorgeous post idea!
    It happens way too often to me too.. And there’s nothing wrong with a good pair of denim pants and a white shirt! x

    fashion is for idiots [like us]
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    ewa

    wow, perfect! love such a simple but classy looks!

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    Brilliant idea indeed and I am already looking forward to part 2.
    You may think it is only a pair of jeans and a white blouse but the perfect fit of your jeans, the gorgeous neckline of your blouse and your fabulous sandals make it a stunning look!

    When I am in that situation, especially on a Monday morning, I usually throw on dark trousers, a shirt or blouse and a blazer plus heels which means I am on the safe side 🙂

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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      Vanessa

      Oh you’re too sweet Annette, I’m happy you’re looking forward to the series!

      For the office I usually wear a pair a black slacks if I’m in a rush. Easy and safe.

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    this is gorgeous. i need a crisp shirt like this!
    kw, ladies in navy
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    My husband says that whenever I claim I have nothing to wear, it just means that I have way too much to wear. hehehhe. You can never go wrong with a clean white top and jeans! Love your sandals 🙂 You look gorgeous, as always!

    Christy
    Sunny with a side of…

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      Vanessa

      Thank you so much Christy! I guess the overwhelming amount of clothes can also be a problem too. But I wouldn’t call it a bad one 😉

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    Very true for work I usually switch the jeans for a pencil skirt.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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      Vanessa

      Me too for the office I switch it with a skirt or slacks.