When you’re a style blogger – you’re constantly getting new things to wear, mixing and matching your wardrobe, and the first to find the latest and greatest new arrivals. There are some staples that I got this year that I am just in love with and will continue to wear! Below are my best purchases of 2018 and most of them are still available to shop!
Lets talk dresses! The ASTR dress needs to belong in every woman’s closet. It’s stunning, under $90, and so well made. Not to mention comes in over 15 colors. Simple V neck, adjustable straps, shorter layer underneath with a longer lace layer. It’s perfect for any special occasion and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn mine! Another dress favorite is the Leith dress. It is so flattering on ANY body type. Rouched on the sides, has a cute wrap layer in the front, and also comes in multiple colors. What I love about this dress is how versatile it is from season to season. No need to pack it up for winter because it’s perfect to layer under a denim jacket, or toss on a chunky knit sweater! Goes with sandals, heels, sneakers, boots… it can be styled so many ways! Highly recommend both of these! I wear a small in both for reference!
Jeans! I love jean shopping – mostly because I don’t usually run into a fit issue with them unless they’re cut really oddly. My two favorite pairs of the year are my AG Farah Skinny Ankle cut jeans, and my button fly Madewell Jeans. The AG jeans just fit like a glove. They are the perfect length for ankle boots or any type of shoe. Not sure what magic potion is in them, but they are so slimming and the dye lines and fading just make your legs look toned and perky! They are a splurge, but I’ve had mine for over a year and they still look just as good as they did when I bought them. The Madewell jeans…. OMG they’re the best too! Sit SO HIGH on your waist. I mean if you need a pair to suck you in and be super high wasited for crop tops – theses are you go to’s! They’re slimming and the fit is perfect. The buttons add such a fun detail to any outfit. Love them! Def getting another pair and the white ones for summer! The AG run TTS, but I would size down one in Madewell. They sit so high you will need one size down for the right fit!
Shoes! I have a problem here, because I want every shoe and somehow convince myself that I indeed NEED them all. HA! My favorite pairs are below and I cannot say enough good things about all of them. Comfort, durability, fit, ZERO blisters or rubbing. All of them are fantastic and run TTS! The studded flats are my FAV! So cozy and the best neutral shade! Go with everything and give a little pop of detail! Same with the leopard flats. So easy to pair with neutrals and colors, and they are so comfortable! My OTK boots are by far my fav thing I splurged on this year. Took me a while to get on this trend, but I’m never looking back! My Marc Fishers are my favorite low cut bootie and the color is perfection. They come in a ton of colors, but this light beige/grey goes with everything. These are expensive and I got them when they went half off to $100 – but I’m obsessed with how pointy they are and how slimming they make your legs look. I just got these black high top sneakers that are SO FUN, you must get them! All the rest are in the photos below! GIMME ALL THE SHOES!
Thermals. I live in thermals! They’re so comfortable and easy to layer and dress up or down. It’s like wearing a blanket all day – who wouldn’t want that? My favorite are the Free People ones. Every year they come out with a thermal that tops last years. Not sure how but I love them. Sleeves are super long too and they wash really well – I have red, black, and grey! There are more too! I’m also obsessed with the Socialite thermal with the big buttons. I post them all the time on the blog and I have all three colors! Urban outfitters always has a good tie thermal too! TONS of colors and the little tie at the bottoms is such a great pop of detail! Wearing an XS in Free People and Socialite, small in urban!
I actually didn’t really buy a designer bag this year… shocking, but nothing was jumping out on me! I did get a couple bags, and have one from before, that I just love for everday use! This big reversible tote definitely got some wear this year. It’s large, but not massive and had two shades of brown which I love. The other tote I got, also under $50, was another fav. Love the handles on it! Little gold rings, and also came with a cross body strap that made it easy to carry and wear different ways! My little Kate Spade bag is also a staple! Such a great neutral color and easy to rock for a night out! Also only $138 which is still affordable for KS! Also – leopard clutch! Must have for date nights and pop of print!
Stripe sweaters! OMG can I be more obsessed with stripes? I think not. Thankfully stripes and color blocking was so trendy this season – and still going strong! Madewell came in clutch with TONS of cute stripes sweaters and I think I bought them all! My favorite was the neutral tone mock neck and the bright stripe! Wear them all the time and just so obsessed. They are slightly pricier than most sweaters but they wear so well and hold up to anything! Usually get XS but depending on the fit I go small! The rest are just some other cute ones you can still snag today if you want – including the black and white with pink sweater I posted yesterday on Instagram!
Last but not least…CAMO and some other odds and ends! This utility jacket was one of my most purchased items and for good reason! It’s the BEST fit and length. The little pink stitching at the top is so cute and I wear it all the time! I got XS. Also – this little sweatshirt sweater from Jcrew is another camo favorite. I recently got two more tees from Aerie – one is below and definitely go two sizes up! I got a Medium and its a great fit. Last but not least – these Spanx leggings. A slurge but let me tell you there is no better faux leather legging on the market. You can try and save money and get a copycat but it’s not worth it. These are so high waisted, shape you, suck you in, but dont cut off your circulation. OBSESSED! Get some you wont regret it!