19 September 2023

These wardrobe essentials are too good to be true!

Wardrobe essentials: Green coat | Striped cardigan | Spanx Split Hem Trousers | Heels

These wardrobe essentials are too good to be true!

The business side of the fashion industry has always fascinated me, both during my studies and as a professional. Several years ago, I listened to a podcast with Sara Blakely, the founder of  Spanx, which was always a go-to brand for me as a former Nordstrom Stylist. Fast forward to now, and everybody’s still wearing Spanx, especially workwear and pants. It just keeps getting better and better!

For many of us, Spanx is a household name when it comes to shapewear. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to imagine getting dressed without a piece or two! Spanx has evolved into a lifestyle brand with several collections you’ll see below. I love their mission statement: “We think forward, and give back. We believe women can do anything. And together, we believe we will make the world a better place… one butt at a time!”

Today’s post is about some of my favorite Spanx pieces that work for everyone. Trust me on this, I’ve helped hundreds of women with these items! For example, their “Perfect” collection truly is perfect. The styles fit really well, and are super flattering and slimming. The AirEssentials collection is ideal for travel or casual days when you want to look stylish yet feel comfortable. And finally, there are the shapewear pieces — all of which I’ve tried or own myself. These are essentials for all wardrobes at this point, and I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

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Susie’s outfits


Left: Striped jacket | Spanx Split Hem pants | Middle: Blazer | Spanx Kick Flare pants | Right: Frame blouse | Spanx Hi-Rise pants


The Perfect Pant


Left: Frame blouse | Chloe tote | Spanx Hi-Rise Flare pant | Right: Ivory blazer | Black silk top | Spanx Split Hem Flare pants

When I was still working at Nordstrom, I asked my very stylish friend and store manager about her favorite black work pants. Expecting her to name a fancy designer brand, I was surprised when she told me her favorite black pant was by Spanx! Needless to say, I placed my order immediately, and have shared them regularly with all my friends and clients. As a matter of fact, just last week my girlfriend wore this pair to the wine event, and many attendees wanted to know what they were! And, here’s the best part: they’re machine washable, super slimming, and available in petite and tall sizes, all the way to 3x. Talk about size inclusive!

The best ones to buy

Slim Straight leg, Kick Flare, Hi-Rise Flare


Workwear Wardrobe Essentials


Left: Funnel neck top | Matching pant | Right: Dress | Tote | White pant | Bodysuit | Black blazer | Black pant | Sandal | White top

Spanx has some amazing workwear pieces. Recently, I wore this charcoal Ponte knit top with the matching flare pant (above) and felt so chic! Other pieces I’ve tried and highly recommend include this sheath dress and this oversized blazer, as well as this navy pinstripe blazer and matching pant (love). And, just this month Spanx launched patterned Perfect Pants – check them out here.

Best pieces to buy

Sheath dress, Pinstripe blazer and matching pant, Low Maintenance silk button down




Left: White t-shirt | Crew pullover | Wide leg pant | Tote | Sandals | Right: White top | Wide leg pants | Olive 1/2 zip and matching pant | Hat | Sport bra | Black 1/2 zip | Tote | White sleeveless mock neck | Sneaker

The AirEssentials collection: Super-soft, throw-on-and-go styles that are so comfortable, no matter where you’re going! I love the jumpsuit, and the 1/2 zip, crew and wide-leg pants are my personal favorites.

Best pieces to buy

Wide-leg pant, 1/2 zip, Pullover


Spanx shapewear … the most important pieces under our outfits

Bodysuit | Lace panties | Shaping tights | Bra | Thigh Shaper shorts | Bodysuit

It’s hard to imagine how we all got dressed before Spanx! The Undie-Tectable lace panties (above) are the best ones to wear under dresses. They give a little smoothing, and they’re also a little sexy with the lace back. Other best-sellers include these shaping shorts, this bodysuit, and this cami.

Best pieces to buy

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Thank you for reading! xx

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