How to Remix Your Closet Basics

How to take basics you already have in your closet and make them anything but ordinary!

How to Remix the basics in your closet with Girl Meets Bow

Chambray Shirt: J. Crew Factory || Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick || Mules: Steve Madden || Earrings: c/o The Knotty Tassel || Sunglasses: c/o DIFF || Apple Watch with this band

Happy Monday sweet friends! Another one of the topics that has been on my heart to share more of is how to be a fashionista on a budget! I’m not shy about telling y’all that I am a girl on a budget, but I haven’t been great about remixing my closet and sharing it with you. Now that one of my goals this year is to stop “keeping up with the joneses”- the pursuit of always having something new has to come to a screeching halt! Thus, I’m digging back into my closet and finding that great basics really can take you such a long way.

So what are the pieces in this look that I think every wardrobe needs?

Girl Meets Bow Closet Basics:

1- Chambray Shirt – It’s almost embarrassing how many chambray shirts I own! But in my defense, it’s because they match EVERYTHING and solve pretty much any closet dilemma!

2- Black Denim – It’s been too many years since I owned a great fitting pair of black denim & I’m so glad that has now changed. Black denim is as versatile as black pants and can so easily be dressed up or down. Think of them as a step up from your everyday blue jeans!

3- Tan Mules – I’m so glad I finally caved and invested in a classic pair of mules- I couldn’t love them more! This particular pair is so comfy and easy for walking all around while jazzing up a casual look. Love!

Chambray Shirt: J. Crew Factory || Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick || Mules: Steve Madden || Earrings: c/o The Knotty Tassel || Sunglasses: c/o DIFF || Apple Watch with this band

So tell me, are you a closet remixer? What are your go-to pieces? I’m all ears!


Photography: So Sarah Hunt



  1. Biana
    January 22, 2018 / 6:41 am

    Chambray is my absolute go to almost every season – it just goes with everything and I’m loving those slides!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. January 22, 2018 / 9:39 am

    your photos have been so cute lately!! makes me want spring to come so fast–and yes, I remix all the time! =)


    • girlmeetsbow
      January 22, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you friend! I’ve been SO inspired lately & I love getting to share that with y’all!

  3. Kristina
    January 22, 2018 / 10:46 am

    This is a great classic look (love the mules!) and it’s easy to mix it up with fun accessories. Chambray is my faveeee!

    xo, Kristina

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 22, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Me too Kristina!!

  4. January 22, 2018 / 11:09 am

    How have I not scooped up a chambray shirt yet?! Perfect for almost every season here in the sunshine state, and they go with everything <3
    Green Fashionista

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 23, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Once you have one I think you’ll be amazed at how much you wear it!

  5. January 22, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I love the black jeans on so many different occasions. It’s great for work and going out. I love the mules too, it’s just been a little too cold for them recently!

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 23, 2018 / 7:05 am

      I wish our chill was hanging around- but it’s already back to the 70s!

  6. January 22, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    This is such a cute outfit, and one I could easily recreate with pieces I already own in my closet!
    My favorite thing to do is take camis I’d usually just wear on the weekend and put a blazer over them to make them more appropriate for work.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 23, 2018 / 7:05 am

      What a perfect idea! I’m going to have to try that!

  7. January 23, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I seriously LIVE for a good chambray- this one is so cute and such a great price!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 24, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Isn’t it so nice to have that kind of versatility?! Love it!

  8. January 24, 2018 / 6:31 am

    Love chambray! It never goes out of style! And those mules are so cute and look amazing with that outfit! Perfection girl!

    • girlmeetsbow
      January 28, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you Jess!

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