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The New Wardrobe Essentials for 2014

It’s a new year and a new set of trends are taking over our wardrobes. A lot of these trends are actually so simple and they can definitely be carried across multiple seasons. I’d like to predict that these trends will fast become our newest wardrobe essentials. From everyday handbags to our casual footwear, the trends made popular by the S/S 2014 runway shows this past September are sure to stick around in your closet for quite some time!

Here are my predictions for the new essentials in 2014:

  • Quality Over Quantity 1 of 11
    buyless

    2014 is all about including simplicity into your wardrobe. These 10 items are sure to be popular in 2014 and they are so versatile. You'll need little else this year! 

  • Low Top Sneakers 2 of 11
    low top sneakers

    Remember being comfortable in your footwear? I'm a girl who reluctantly gave up her love of stiletto heels at work and started buying flats, so I am proud to say that this will also be the year that I completely embrace low top sneakers. 

    These Keds for $45 are a great option. 

  • Striped Dress 3 of 11
    stripe_pencilskirt

    The perfect everyday and everywhere skirt has finally arrived. With my deep love for stripe tops, there is no surprise that stripe skirts (and dresses) will become the go-to this year. And no, it is not just wishful thinking on my part.

    This Forever21 option is on sale now for only $14. 

  • Crop Jacket 4 of 11
    crop jacket

    We've done the longer, menswear-inspired jackets and now it is time to embrace the femininity and show off these childbearing hips. It is time for crop jackets.

    This crop jacket from Charlotte Russe is $37 and works perfectly almost all year 'round. 

  • Button Down 5 of 11
    button down

    Clean up your casual wear by skipping on the t-shirts and replacing them with crisp button-down shirts. Double points for a contrasting collar, a huge trend for Spring 2014. I plan on getting away a bit though from my favorite chambray top (though not completely) and going for something more like those mentioned. 

    My favorite button ups are from J.Crew Factory and this chambray top is only $29.

  • Wide-Leg Trousers 6 of 11
    wide leg pants

    This tends to come in and out of lives for a reason. They look chic and sporty but make sure to find a style that hugs the hips at least for a non-frumpy look. 

    This linen option from Nordstrom looks similar to the ones I am wearing and only $38. 

  • Blush Heels 7 of 11
    blush heels

    Everyone loves a good nude shoe, it is classic and chic but blush seems more feminine and a very popular color this year.  

    My Pradas are seasons old but this style from Lulu's is only $59

  • Sheer Blouse 8 of 11
    sheer blouse

    Hooray for being sexy in a subtle way at least. Have a little fun and wear a crop top under. 

    This designer version from DVF is on sale for $112

  • Grey Sweater 9 of 11
    grey sweater

     Boring and gloomy is what they described this color as once. I looked at it as a way to freshen up a dark wardrobe and stay neutral and clean. I'm glad the fashion gods finally see it my way. 

    This similar but simple cardigan would make a great staple for only $59.

  • Thick-Heeled Booties 10 of 11
    510

    I'd like to point out that I can still chase my child in thin-heeled pumps - this mom has shoe game. However, she is pretty fast and thick heels are any mother's lifesaver. Get it girl. These are from my favorite NYC moms with amazing shoe game. 

    This Macy's style works just as well and for only $69. 

  • Cutout Dresses 11 of 11
    cutout dress

    Cutouts seem more trendy than a wardrobe essential, but a subtle cutout makes the cut. 

    Try something in a midi dress style like this one from Nasty Gal for $68

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