Brandi's fashion corner

What's in Brandi's closet?

Brandi Glanville, reality star, model and single mom of two active boys, is dishing her top tips for everything from beauty and fashion to fitness and nutrition in her new column for SheKnows! Up today? The top four wardrobe staples every mom should keep in her closet!



I think as moms, we can all agree that comfort is extremely important. This is why I think a great pair of black leggings is a must! Black leggings are incredibly slimming, can easily go from day to night, and are super easy to layer over. I have a few different pairs in various styles and the designer I'm digging for leggings at the moment are DaviDLerner. I think what sets his leggings apart from the rest is the way he adds little pieces of mesh, lace or leather to give them character.

Little white dress

Little white dress

My second must-have wardrobe staple is a "LWD" known to few as the little white dress. I know most people think LBD (little black dress) is the way to go, but I cannot tell you how many white parties I've been invited to this year alone! When you have to buy one on a moment's notice, you tend to have to compromise on your style out of sheer panic to find something quickly. If you see a white dress that you love, but don't need, go ahead and splurge -- it will come in handy when you least expect it.

Nude heels

Nude heels

My third wardrobe staple is a nude-colored high heel pump. My friends and I have the YSL platform nude pump on high rotation in our wardrobe. The trick to getting the best pair of nudes for you is to find the right color nearest to your own skin tone. The idea is to not notice the shoe, elongate the leg and take the focus of your outfit away from your shoes. The YSL pumps that I have are a bit pricey (around $795), but Steve Madden (seen above) and Aldo both make great versions that are much more affordable.



My fourth must-have wardrobe staple is a nice blazer. I know this may sound a little boring, but the truth is, it is a must-have wardrobe item. It can instantly take you from day to night or add sophistication to your look. I think this is a big ticket item -- you buy one good one and you're done, so don't skimp. My favorite blazer is a very sexy version that is cut a little higher in the back and has a light shoulder pad for shape, made by the brand Elizabeth & James (better known as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). I love the entire line by these two talented gals!

Lastly, a little bit of a funny side note as I began to write this blog: I asked my almost 9-year-old son what he thought was the most important thing to me in my wardrobe and he without hesitation said "mascara." Hahaha smart boy!

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Comments on "Brandi Glanville's top 4 mommy wardbrobe essentials"

Kristi Yover June 08, 2012 | 9:20 AM

I bought some nude heels and I was SO happy! But then wore them and ended up covered in blisters! So now I'm back to the drawing board! I LOVE the Steve Maddens!

Rita June 06, 2012 | 4:22 PM

I'm not much for leggings but the little white dress is spot on and love the blazer. Brandi knows beauty and style.....oh, I see someone already said that at the top of the page. Nothing wrong with repeating it.

Lucky June 01, 2012 | 12:54 PM

Love your blog and so true about everything you said :)

Annalee June 01, 2012 | 12:51 PM

Great tips, especially the LWD!

brinn June 01, 2012 | 2:00 AM

Perfect list of essentials. I love leggings and LWD. Must get nude heels! Thanks Brandi, all good ideas!

IGottaSay May 31, 2012 | 2:06 PM

i want a pair of nude heels! Another great article Brandi!

Morgan May 31, 2012 | 10:32 AM

Hey Brandi I love everything you produce!!! Such a fab flair with words and fashion. Another stalker here. Adding the LWD to my collection. Keep it comin'!!!

brandislave May 31, 2012 | 9:53 AM

im in love with brandi i cant take it . i stalk her daily moves on twitter and i dont even have twitter! go brandi go!!!!

Mel May 31, 2012 | 7:49 AM

Great tips Brandi especially the nude heels. I'll add them on my shopping list. I love your blogs and can't wait for the next tips :)!

Emma May 31, 2012 | 7:26 AM

Wow, I actually agree with almost everything she said. Shocking! But these staples really are great must-haves. And I have all but the LWD. I tend to not wear white dresses, I definitely have the LBD covered though. My nude heels are my absolute favorite and you can never go wrong with leggings. The brand she offered are really pricey, but I love how she gave cheaper options for the heels.

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