I know we all hate listicles (list-articles), but really, this is a necessary evil. Here are 5 things you should go to the mall and purchase now:
1. Nude tank top
It’s hard to express how totally necessary this is. While a nude bandeau is sometimes appropriate to wear under sheer tops, I usually go for my nude tank top when wearing sheer blouses to class or (especially) work. I’m all about going a little “fun” when out with friends, but sheer tops are NEVER work appropriate! And this tank costs approximately $5 at Forever 21.
2. Sports bra
I can hear all my non-runner people out there saying, “Why do I need the perfect sports bra? Exercise is the worst!” To which I say: “You’re just not doing the right kind of exercise!” with a wink. But I digress. A good sports bra that is comfortable and supportive is essential for a variety of uses, not just going for a jog. Maybe your friends want to play a round of kickball in the field next to your apartment. Maybe you’re going on a road trip and want to relax in the car, but also be ready to go hiking when you get to your destination of choice. Maybe you are just lazy and want to be comfortable for class. Find the right style and size for you, and buy a million of them. I have 5 of the above bra (found at Target).
3. Cozy sweatshirt
A well-worn sweatshirt, preferably repping your college or sports team of choice, is always a good piece of clothing to have. I have a hunter green sweatshirt from my sorority that I have been wearing almost every day this week due to the extreme cold. While I don’t recommend wearing a sweatshirt to the bar, obviously, for nights at home drinking tea and watching reality television, this is necessary.
4. Scarf that goes with everything
Maybe it’s the sub-freezing temperatures outside that are talking to me, but I am all about a versatile scarf lately. Scarves can be taken from going with Piece of Clothing #3 to going with Piece of Clothing #5. From lazy days at school to a way to keep your neck toasty as you walk from the parking lot to the door at work, a versatile scarf, preferably a circle/infinity scarf, is recommended for all. Colors I love: dark grey, mustard yellow, cobalt blue.
5. Black dress pants
This one is applicable for ladies and gentlemen. Everyone needs a pair of black slacks (or even a full suit) that makes them feel like a million bucks. Like you’re the CEO of Power Outfits, Incorporated. The pants I love are from The Limited. Find your power pants. Wear them a lot. Maybe buy two pairs.