Buying Multiples – Lauren Edition

A few weeks ago Nora shared some of her favorite things that she buys in multiples. With my move to the PN Dub, I decided to try out a few different trends for my weekend style but there are a few things that will always be in rotation because they make life (and getting dressed in a hurry) easier. As soon as I find a cut, style, brand that works for me and my curves, they will always have me. Here are my go-tos:

Double Serge Pencil Skirt
Double-Serge Pencil Skirt | J.Crew Factory

I’m a sucker for a pencil skirt, so it was natural that I fell for this. The best thing about this is that J.Crew also knows how much of a work horse this skirt is, so they make it in cotton and wool. I have both versions in several colors and prints. With a wide waist band (hard to come by on pencil skirts), I’m able to dress it up or down. My casual Friday look is a tee, pencil skirt, and another multiple I own, the Cole Haan Voilette T-strap sandal. I’ve tried other pencil skirts but this style has my heart. It’s been with me through various sizes and holds up through the years.

Classic Sheath | Land’s End


Much like a pencil skirt, a solid sheath can carry your wardrobe throughout the year. I stumbled onto this style thanks to a sale update from right when I was looking for a classic black dress. The style is versatile in terms of it can carry a cardigan or be layered with a blouse underneath without looking bulky. It’s simplicity allows for it to go from day to night easily and let’s fun accessories shine through. The cut is flattering with angled seaming and pockets (!!!) that don’t add weight to my wide parts. Again, I have it in several colors as it has earned it’s spot in the rotation of grab and go fab.


Merona Cardigan | Target

Every color or pattern; long sleeve or 3/4 the Merona Cardigan is going in my closet every season. With.Out.Fail. This inexpensive staple is how I dress up and flare up the other two multiples above. These cardigans can go with you to dinner, to a meeting, to the grocery story, to a walk on the Waterfront, and everywhere in between. The mileage on these is long. I know how they are going to fit. The only decision I have to make about these is which pattern am I going to get this season.


Other go-to multiples include Old Navy Pixie pants, Merona Ultimate Tees in v-neck, and Loft Curvy Straight-leg jeans. Unless the fit models change, these will stand the test of time.

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