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Pulse Blogger "Are you really shopping the fashion essentials?"

This is an exclusive blog post by fashion media personality, Coco Olorunfemi. "...A lot of people believe that most of the staples are either black or white but that is not always true..."

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Fashion essentials


Lets begin with the all too important question... What Exactly are the "Wardrobe Essentials"?

A lot of people believe that most of the staples are either black or white but that is not always true. What makes a piece a fashion essential is its versatility. They are pieces that are workable for literally any event and with almost any piece.

One of the tell tale signs that you are not shopping fashion essentials is having a full wardrobe and still feeling like you don't have enough  clothes. Trust me, I know how annoying that is. Here is a quick list to run outfits by before you whip out your card and pay.


The Fashion essentials should be;

1. Flexible

Like I said earlier, the piece has to be super workble. My rule is that you should be able to pair said piece with more than 10 existing pieces in your wardrobe.

2. Toners and amplifiers

True fashion essentials can effectively make an outfit less or more dramatic depending how it is styled.

3. More outfits

With fashion essentials, you can get up to 8 different outfits from just one piece. This is referred to as wardrobe capsule. How the heck do you think Olivia Palermo gets away with looking like she shops every blessed day?

4. Transcendent

True fashion pieces transcend the times. The latest trend in town does not relegate it to the back of the wardrobe.


Coco Olorunfemi is the Creative director of fashion website Coco Phemie. She is a style junkie, hopeless romantic and talented story writer. She breathes everything fashion and channels her passion for it into all her works. See more at www.cocophemie.com"

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