If you were to take a look at my closet, you wouldn’t even be able to guess what style I primarily lean toward or if I have a favorite color. That’s because I get new clothes almost on a daily basis, and one article never looks like another. I love embracing trends and discovering new styles for curves, but that usually means that I have so many pieces of clothing in my wardrobe that don’t pair well and go out of season quickly. After purging my closet once a month—yes, once a month—and color-coding it, I have decided to hold myself to a challenge for 2020—or as most would say, *a New Years Resolution*: Buy fewer statement pieces and more classic, staple clothing.
But does this mean that I stop shopping and indulging in statement clothing that makes me feel inspired? No! It just means that I have to shop smarter. Enter Gordmans, my favorite off-price retailer. Not only does Gordmans buy excess inventory from my favorite brands and designers to offer me a huge discount, but they are also always looking out for us curvy girls. When I shop at Gordmans, I walk in feeling confident that I am going to get the best deal and walk out with on-trend styles I’ve been craving.
So, I decided to put my love for Gordmans to the test to see if I could find a classic, staple outfit that could work for a variety of different outfits and styles so that I could also buy just a few statement pieces to create endless looks. Let’s see how I did! Also: I am giving you the chance to win a $100 gift card to Gordmans at the end of this post, so stay tuned!
I have been looking for a really comfortable pair of true black jeans, and when I set my sights on these YMI skinny jeans, I was in love. They were so soft to the touch, and sure enough, when I tried them on, they instantly became my new favorite pair of jeans. I also found this tank top with a zipper accent, which I could wear all day every day with anything—exactly what I was looking for! I determined that this was going to be my staple look. It’s black, classic, and comfortable, which checks off every box I had when it came to finding classic clothing.
I got this entire outfit for less than $25, which left me some extra cash to spend on statement pieces. Having an outfit like this that I can plop into any look makes me feel better about spending money on items that may not go with everything, but will certainly pair well with black.
A Pop of Color
This cardigan caught my eye as soon as I walked into Gordmans. I instantly told myself, “No, we are here for staple clothes only!” This cardigan was the opposite of classic. However, it was only $16, and if I found a staple look like the one above, this cardigan could pair well with that and other monochromatic looks that I plan out. So I decided to indulge in this statement piece. It’s so comfortable, and the color brings a smile to my face and livens up any outfit I wear it with. I wore this outfit to the office one week, and everyone complimented me!
On-Trend Now: The Teddy Coat
One of the trends that I have really been wanting to try is the teddy coat. These cozy jackets are so cute, but I fear that they won’t be around for much longer. So when I found this gorgeous cropped teddy coat for only $24, I had zero regrets buying it. And, I knew it would go perfectly with the staple look that I had created!
Can Prints be a Staple?
This is a question I have been pondering for a while because of how prevalent leopard is. I have been wanting to incorporate more of it into my wardrobe, but I am trying to contemplate whether or not it will be a staple or a fad. One rule that I think I can live by when it comes to embracing this trend is to find a pattern that has a modern take on the trend and that is neutral, like this sweater. The print is updated and it will go with anything in my closet. Therefore, I didn’t feel excessive when I bought this because I knew that it was versatile, and even if it became a fad in a couple of months, I loved it.
Whether you love shopping at Gordmans or you’re looking to experience the magic of finding your favorite styles and brands at a fraction of the price, enter my giveaway to win aa $100 Gordmans gift card! Here are the rules:
1. Follow Gordmans on Instagram
2. Comment on my most recent Instagram post: HERE featuring my new favorite finds from Gordmans! Tell us what styles your excited to find at Gordmans!
We will choose a winner at random on Friday!
Find your closest Gordmans store by visiting Gordmans.com… and do not forget to invite me!
Thank you to Specialty Retailers, Inc. for sponsoring this post. I am a huge proponent of brands that promote inclusivity and sell high-quality, well-fitting clothing. All opinions expressed in this post are 110% my own! Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make Natalie in the City a possibility!