Build Your Wardrobe Basics 2014 | Shopping List



It’s Here! Download it, print it, shop it. You’ll have ten days to get all of the pieces in place before the first outfit is released. If you don’t have all of the pieces in place, don’t stress. You’ll have lifetime access to all of the outfits.

Before shopping, please keep in mind that the linked items are recommendations only. You are welcome to shop anywhere that you’d like and buy anything that you want as long as the styles and colors are similar. Remember to shop your closet first. You’ll probably find that you already have quite a few items on the list. Oh, and please share all of your helpful sales and shopping tips with us in the Facebook group!

If you have any questions, please refer to the Helpful Tips and Info at the bottom of this page.  Color coordination notes are included with each item as well as in the helpful tips section.  For your reference, I’ve also included the colors that will be styled in the daily outfits.  You are welcome to go with those colors, or choose your own palette.  It’s totally up to you.

Here’s your downloadable shopping list to print out and take along.


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1. Khaki Pants (any style or fabric)

Fit is the most important thing with khakis.  Make sure you find a pair that flatters.

[Straight Leg Stretch Twill]

[Suiting Pants]

If traditional khakis aren’t your style, try one of the corduroy options below.

[Curvy Straight Leg]

[Modern Boot Cut]


JM Collection Plus Size Twill Straight-Leg Trousers

[Tummy Control Straight Leg]

2. Boot Cut Jeans (any wash)

Look for a pair with a little stretch.

[Curvy Boot Cut]

[Boot Cut Jeans]

[Curvy Boot Cut]


[Plus Size Modern Boot Cut]

3.  Skinny or Straight Jeans (Dark Wash)

Feel free to swap out the skinny jeans for a straight style.

[Curvy Skinny Jeans]

[Kut from the Kloth ‘Diana’]

[Modern Straight Leg Jeans]


[Kut from the Kloth ‘Diana’]

4.  Black Dress Pants (any style)

[Straight Leg Twill Pants]

[Bi-Stretch Boot Cut]

[Tuxedo Ankle Pants]


[Zipper Pocket Straight Pants]

5. Black Dress

Sleeveless preferred, blouses will be worn under in some outfits.

[Sheath Dress]

[Sheath Dress]

[Ponte Flare Dress]


[Sleeveless Dress]


1. White Button Down

[Essential Softened Shirt]

[Easy Care Shirt]

[Favorite Button Down Shirt]


[Plus Size Button Down]

2.  Dressy Blouse (any color)

Burgundy will be styled in outfits.  Any jewel tone will work.

Note:  Blouse will be layered under sheath dress.

[Tunic Blouse]

[Bow Neck Blouse]

[Silk Blouse]

[Utility Blouse]


[Roll Tab Sleeve Blouse]

3.  Striped Top

[Scoop Back Tee]

[Boatneck Tee]

[3/4 Sleeve Tee]


Women's Plus Boat-Neck Jersey Tops

[Boatneck Tee]

4. Chambray Shirt

[Softened Chambray]

Women's Boyfriend Chambray Shirts

[Boyfriend Chambray]

[Classic Chambray]


[Plus Size Chambray]


1.  Neutral Sweater

You can choose any weight you like.  Beige v-neck will be styled in outfits.


[Soft V-neck]

Women's Textured Sweaters

[Textured Crew Neck]


Women's Plus Boat-Neck Tunic Sweaters

[Boatneck Tunic]

2.  Neutral Cardigan

Any length or style.  Gray boyfriend cardigan will be styled in outfits.

[Boyfriend Cardigan]

Women's Boyfriend Cardigans

[Boyfriend Cardigan]

Women's Long Zip-Front Cardigans

[Long Zip Front Cardigan]


Women's Plus V-Neck Cardigans

[Plus Size Boyfriend Cardigan]

3.  Denim Jacket (any wash)

Women's Denim Jackets

[Dark Wash Denim Jacket]

[Denim Jacket]

[Denim Jacket]


Women's Plus Denim Jackets

[Plus Size Denim Jacket]

4.  Fitted Black Blazer

The black blazer will be worn with the black dress pants.  Try to get materials that will work well together.

 [Black Blazer]

[Black Blazer]

[Black Blazer]


[Plus Size Black Blazer]


1.  Leopard or Neutral Flats

[Bow Leopard Flats]

[Tassel Flats]

[Lucky Leopard Flats]


[Cognac Ballet Flats]

 2.  Nude Heels

You may substitute a kitten heel or dressy flat if you prefer not to wear heels.

[Nude Patent Pumps]

[Meg Pumps]

[Corso Como Pump]

Women's Karmen Pump, Nude Patent, hi-res

[Comfort Pump]

3.  Heeled Boots

Flat black boots may be substituted if you prefer not to wear heels.


[Tall Heeled Boots]

Women's Mara Block Heel Tall Boot, Black, hi-res

[Comfort Heeled Boot]

[Nine West Boots]

4. Riding Boots

Cognac will be styled in outfits.

[Leather Riding Boot]

[Penny Riding Boot]

[Frye Melissa Button Boot]

Wide Calf Option

[Enzo Angiolini Wide Calf]


1.  Tassel Necklace

Tassel necklace will be styled but any long gold or silver necklace will work.

[Gold Tassel Necklace]

[Silver Tassel Necklace]

2.  Earrings

1.  Stud Earrings

Black and gold will be styled.

[Onyx and Gold]

[Tory Burch Studs]

[House of Harlow Studs]

2.  Hoop Earrings

Gold will be styled but you may choose any metal.

[Trio Thin Hoop Earring Set]

[Silver Hoop Earrings]

Substitutions: Any gold or silver stud or hoop earrings.

3.  Leopard Belt

[Skinny Leopard Belt]

[Leopard Belt]

4.  Handbags (Optional)

1.  Cognac

[Sia Satchel – comes in cognac or black]

2.  Black

[Black Satchel]

Substitution:  Your favorite handbag

Helpful Tips and Info

  • As of the release date, all items on this list were in stock online however they may sell out quickly.
  • Feel free to make modifications where you need to in order to make the outfits work for your life.
  • You are welcome to accessorize and substitute as much as you want to make the outfits your own. As a matter of fact, it’s highly encouraged!
  • These pieces will be repeated multiple times throughout the three weeks. If you aren’t comfortable with repeating an item, simply skip the outfit that day or substitute with different items from your wardrobe.
  • While most of the shopping recommendations are from a handful of stores, you can find similar items at most other retailers.
  • Remember to share your capsule wardrobes, outfits and shopping tips on our group’s Facebook page!