Wardrobe Essentials from Alison Goodman

As summer is drawing to a close and fall fashions are hitting the racks, most women are looking to re-vamp their closet. However, there are some key pieces that never go out of style. Fashion guru and Marketing Director for Scottsdale Quarter, Alison Goodman, shares her top picks for wardrobe essentials:

H & M Black Skinnies


Talk about the ultimate in flattery. When it comes to bottom essentials, a pair of black skinny pants is always the way to go. Self-conscious about your mid-section, hips or caboose? Just treat these pants as you would leggings and pair with a sleeveless tunic for fall or an oversized sweater for winter. And the best part is: when you’re buying from H & M, you won’t break the bank.

GAP White Blouse


If a typical white button-up shirt just doesn’t fall into your femme fatale style, try an alternate take on this staple piece. GAP has a white blouse with a ¾ sleeve that’s perfect for showing off your arm party of bangles. Pair it with slim jeans for the weekend or tuck it into a pencil skirt for the work week. Either way, this versatile top will carry you from season to season.



What woman doesn’t have that go-to little black dress in her closet? Well, if you’re over styles from the past, I suggest picking up this edgy number from Express. A one-shoulder fitted LBD is the perfect way to change up this classic look. Mesh paneling brings it right into 2014 and the modest hemline ensures a timeless wearability.

GAP B/W Striped Dress


I’m a sucker for stripes and this pattern truly never goes out of style. GAP’s A-line dress flatters almost all of figures and the bold print is a fun take on the traditional. I’d pair this dress with a form-fitting black mock-turtleneck, tights and black suede booties once the weather cools. In the meantime, wear on its own with a timeless pair of black heels – perfect for work and happy hour.

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