Top Pieces That Every Man Should Have In Their Closet

Hey everyone!

In a previous post, I talked about what top pieces that should be in every woman’s closet. Today, I will be focusing on the men and the top pieces that are essential to have in their wardrobe.

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A Sports Coat/Blazer. Having one will make you look put together no matter what. A blue blazer is the cornerstone of any casual wardrobe, because you can create numerous outfits with it. Make sure to purchase one that fits well on you. sports coat

Denim Jeans. Jeans are iconic, simple, and are easy to wear throughout the week. You shouldn’t purchase just any pair; make sure you invest in a pair that is made of great quality. Most go for a pair that are straight leg, but if you’re daring, try a pair of Skinny Jeans. For those that are on the heavier side, try to find a pair that are more relaxed or a pair with a slim boot cut.

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T-shirts.

T-shirts are great for wearing under sweaters or by itself with a pair of jeans. These are essential for everyone’s wardrobe. They are great for days when you are going for a more casual look. You should invest in neutral color t-shirts as well. If you are daring, I suggest purchasing some with cool prints to spice up your wardrobe. Plus, try to invest in some from other brands besides Fruit of the Loom.

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Buttoned up Shirts and Polo Shirts.

Polo shirts are classic, all-American, and come in all colors, while buttoned up shirts are timeless and can either dress up or dress down an outfit depending on the event. You simply can’t go wrong with these pieces. I suggest getting a couple in neutral (black, white,gray, etc.) and a couple in fun shades. Just make sure that you purchase these shirts to fit, especially on the arms.

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Chinos. Chinos are classic and can be worn  with a sweater or a buttoned up shirt for work. If you are tall, I suggest that you purchase a pair that doesn’t have a visible hemlines. I also suggest having a couple of pairs in different shades of neutral.

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Dress shoes & Casual Shoes. For dress shoes, invest in a pair that is black and a pair that is brown. Depending on the outfit, a pair black dress shoes just won’t work. A pair of brown dress shoes will work well with navy, tan, gray, tan, and more.

Having a pair of casual shoes can change to appearance of anyone’s attire. They are becoming more acceptable in places than ever before. Make sure to have a pair that can go well with many outfits and are comfortable.

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A Tailored Suit. Every woman loves a man in a suit! It’s unattractive to see a man in a suit that is too big  or too small. They can to be worn to the office, to evening events, weddings, etc. For those who are shorter, make sure to purchase a Jacket that is short. If you are taller, you can get a way with a long one.

Fitted Suits for Men - Fashionable Yet Stylish
Fitted Suits for Men – Fashionable Yet Stylish

Sweaters. Pullovers and cardigans are great layering in the colder months. When purchasing a cardigan, keep in mind about the pockets and how they make your torso look bulky. I suggest getting them to fit, but having room to wear a shirt underneath.

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A Watch. Your watch doesn’t have to be expensive, but should be of great quality. Brown or Black bands or more traditional, but if you are wanting to make a statement, I suggest going for a shiny or matte metal. Just don’t go for a digital watch please!

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Are there any pieces that you feel should be included on this list. Comment below!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to subscribe to my blog and my Instagram account.

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Note: I do not own any of these images. These images were taken from the Internet.

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OOTD: Inspired by Sienna Miller

Hey everyone! Today’s look was inspired by the beautiful actress Sienna Miller. I was reading through the November issue of InStyle and came upon this photo.

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This look is stylish and every woman can pull it off. The blazer is tailored to her body and the pumps are classic. The animal print shirt gives the outfit a little bit of edge. Overall, this outfit is amazing so I had to recreate it for myself.

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Blazer: Express

Shirt: Forever21

Jeans: Express

Shoes:Shoe Dept. (No longer available)

Thanks for stopping by….

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Top Pieces to have in Your Closet

Hello everyone!!!! Here are some pieces that I believe that every woman should have in their closet. These key pieces will take you through all the seasons and can be very affordable. I have all these pieces in my closet as well and I believe that you should invest in them for yourself to wear whenever the occasion calls or for something special 🙂

fp1A Simple White T-shirt can go a long way. You can wear it under sweaters, blazers, or by itself with a cute skirt. Your options are endless and you can purchase one from anywhere.

fp5The  Blazer is classic yet feminine, and will look great on any body type. Pair it with a dress or a pair of jeans with a cute tank for the day. Just make sure that you find one that is fits you well and accentuates your waist.

fp6The Black dress is a must to have in your closet, but it is important to invest in one that is special. You should look for one that has unique embellishment and/or has interesting details. Just remember that finding the right one is important!

fp2A Leopard Scarf  would go great with a tank, jeans, and a pair of heel or flats. This piece is great for completing any look.

fp4 A Statement Necklace will make any outfit standout. It can make an outfit Feminine as well. Use a piece for a pop of color.

fp9A everyday bag is awesome to have, especially for a mom like myself. Great for a business meeting, a conference, happy our with friends, or dinner with the hubby.

fp8A pair of dark wash jeans is a must for your closet. They are slimming and  work for a wider range of events than other washes you may own.

fp3A Pair of flats are a great essential to have. They are comfortable and stylish. Having a wide selection in colors and designs are great to have along with a pair of classic heels

So, now that I told you some of the pieces I feel every woman should have in their closet, is there anything else that you feel should be included? Comment below 🙂

Until next time….

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

note: the pictures that I used are not my own images. I found them on the Internet.

OOTD: Blue & Maroon

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Hey everybody! I’m back with another post today! This past weekend, my sister came tow visit from GA. My siblings and I had a great time going to Haunted Houses, dinner, and just hanging out and catching up. This is my OOTD today for work. I’m loving colorful scarves and comfortable yet stylish boots. All the information about my pieces will be listed below.

Jeans: Hollister

Boots: Target (no longer available) Love these here and here

Shirt: Pitaya Love this one here

Scarf: Target (no longer available) Like this one here and here

Have a great night and make sure you follow my blog and instagram page!

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Get to Know Me with 31 facts….

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take this time to tell you all a little bit about myself. It’s obvious that I enjoy beauty and fashion, but there’s so much more that I would love to share with you all 🙂

  1. I am a mother to two boys named Xavier (5) and Davon (18 months). I help my mother take care of my niece Charleigh (5).
  2. I have been married to my hubby Baron since 2002 and we got married in 2007.
  3. I am Behavior Coach at an elementary school
  4. I am ambidextrous, but I prefer to use my left hand
  5. I love sushi and Mac & Cheese.
  6. I am the oldest of 8 kids.
  7. I love to read.
  8. I am a dancer and choreographed dances for groups in my city.
  9. I am VERY organized!
  10. I LOVE to clean!
  11. I love cleaning so much that I actually worked for a cleaning company
  12. I am a beauty queen (Mrs. Kentucky Bluegrass)
  13. I will be competing in the Mrs. Kentucky America Pageant January 2016.
  14. I LOVE TO EAT!!!!
  15. I have 3 degrees (Early childhood, Business, Elementary Education)
  16. I enjoy planning parties
  17. I love Planners (currently have 3 lol)
  18. I have over 500 pairs of shoes.
  19. I am an athlete
  20. In HS, I was a Cheerleader, Basketball and Volleyball Player,and a Track Runner
  21. I LOVE LOVE COFFEE!!!
  22. My first Job was at a coffee shop
  23. I was a manager for 3 retail stores (Journeys, 579, and Victoria Secrets)
  24. I was a huge Tomboy until I was a Junior in HS
  25. I am learning Spanish and Sign Language
  26. My Favorite color is Yellow
  27. I love summer (give me 90 degree weather and I am in heaven!)
  28. I like to look for bargains, but don’t mind paying more for something if it’s worth it
  29. I love to take pictures
  30. I took a photography class in HS
  31. If anyone needs pictures, they know to come to me lol

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Hope you enjoyed! Until next time…

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

OOTD: Stripes and Boots (Teacher Edition)

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Good evening everyone! I don’t know about you all, but I am loving this fall weather. I was so happy to pull out my boots and begin pairing them with some great finds 🙂

This is my OOTD. (Pictures above)

I received a lot of compliments today from my coworkers and the students. I even had a student tell me I was the most Fashionable Teacher in the school (which made my day)!!! These trendy pieces worked well together and it was very comfortable!

Jeans: Mossimo from Target

Blue Buttoned up: JCrew

Yellow Striped Shirt: Merona from Target ( No longer available) Similar here

Brown Boots: Just Fab

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, TAKE CARE xoxoxo

-Ra Caiya

MOTD and How to Pull off a Floppy Hat…

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Floppy hats are one of the signature pieces for the fall. You can find them in every fashion magazine, blogs, or stores. I am loving mine that I purchased at Forever21! I have one in Black and one that is Maroon (posted above).

Everyone can wear one; its just how you do it successfully. Here are some tips to make sure you call this signature look with style:

  1. Make sure you have the correct fit. Make sure that the hat hits snug without it being tight that it’s uncomfortable. Also, make sure that it fits you because there are various sizes.
  2. Make it your own. Add some embellishments, flowers, etc. Be creative. Have fun. You can even be classic and keep it plain and simple.
  3. Have to the correct material. Floppy hats come in various types of material, so make sure you pick the correct one for the season.

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I was at home with a sick kiddo today, so I didn’t get to put on anything cute, I did, however play in some makeup during naptime 🙂

Lips: Milani in Sangria and Wet n Wild

Face: Cover girl Powder and Foundation Oil Control in Tawny

Blush: Wet n wild in Mellow Blush

Eyeliner: Loreal

Mascara: Mayebelline Rocket Volum’ Express

Highlighter: Milani Illuminating powder

Eyeshadow: BH Cosmetics Take me to Brazil

Have a great day!

-Ra Caiya

OOTD: Teacher Edition, Quote of the Week, and Blogger of the Week

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Shoes: Target

Purse: Forever21

Jeans: Target

Sweater: Forever21

Hey Guys! Hope everyone had a great start on their week; I know most people dread Mondays! Here’s my OOTD, and my Quote of the Week, and my Favorite Blogger of the Week.

Arielle, the creator of the blog, With All My Affection, is my first Blogger of the Week. She is from Montreal and she enjoys blogging about her love for food, fashion, beauty, and travel. She started her blog November 2013 and I must say it is a great blog. Make sure to stop by her blog and subscribe.

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I found this quote and I absolutely love it! Beauty is more than what’s on the outside. What’s on the inside is just as important and I feel this quote says it all.

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Have a great day!

-Ra Caiya

OOTD: Black Cardigan Saturday October 10, 2015

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Hello everyone!!!! Hope everyone had a great Saturday! Here’s my OOTD. Hope you enjoy and please subscribe to my blog for more postings on fashion and other lifestyle topics 🙂

-Ra Caiya

Purse: Justfab

Cardigan: Target  

Dress: Target

Leggings: Wetseal

Booties Shoedazzle

Belt and hat: Forever21