Time to do a closet inventory! Do you have the wardrobe classics and timeless pieces that you need in your wardrobe to maximize your wardrobe potential? These pieces are the ones that you need to make countless outfits and no closet is complete without them.
16 Wardrobe Classics You Should Have
1. Ankle boots
These are a staple because they can be worn any season, yes even in the warm weather (here’s how)! If you get them in a neutral color like black, you’ll find that you’ll have more outfit options.
checked blazer, similar | denim dress, similar | patent boots, similar | black blazer, similar | chambray top, similar | camel skirt, similar
Perhaps the easiest accessory to throw on. Double points because they instantly make you look cooler. Once you get the basic black, feel free to get a more fun color and shape to add a pop to your outfits. Like these white ones I’m always wearing.
camel coat | handbag, similar | leopard heels, similar | white v neck, similar | striped skirt, similar
Easily one of my favorite wardrobe pieces ever. The chicness! The versatility! Related: 15 Ways to Wear a Black Blazer, How to Wear a Light Pink Blazer, 5 Ways to Wear a White Blazer
check blazer, similar here and here | denim shorts, similar | mom jeans | mules, similar
A very timeless accessory, often overlooked. It adds a certain sharpness and old time sophistication to an outfit which I like. Related: 3 Cool Ways to Wear a Watch
blush blazer, similar | stripe tee, similar | white jeans, similar | patent boots, similar | high waist jeans, similar
6. Pencil skirt
Even if you’re not in a professional workplace, a pencil skirt is great to have in your closet because they are very classy. You might not wear it a lot, but you’ll be glad when you do. Related: 7 Ways to Style a Camel Skirt
white button-down | brown midi skirt | striped skirt, similar | leopard coat, similar
7. Motorcycle jacket
Here’s another favorite wardrobe piece. The perfect jacket for fall fashion and the perfect piece to pair with girly items, like a pink dress, for a cool edgy chic look.
moto jacket, similar | camel skirt, similar
10. Black pumps
Also a chic and classic item. I love putting heels with unexpected things too, like graphic tees. Related: 9 Non-boring ways to Wear a Graphic Tee
split sweater | faux leather leggings | pumps, similar | white button-down | bralet | fur clutch, similar
11. Skinny jeans
The foundation of any good outfit. Related: 5 Denim Styles to Try That Aren’t Skinny Jeans
gray v neck, similar | skinny jeans, similar | stripe tee, similar | black skinny jeans, similar | leopard heels, similar
So fun to mix and match with these. Pair them with dresses and skirts for a fun playful vibe.
white button-down | blazer, similar | denim skirt, similar | striped dress, similar | denim jacket, similar | white sneakers, similar
14. Striped shirt
Take cues from the French. Related: 7 French Outfit Formulas You Can Copy, 8 French Style Secrets
brown leather jacket, similar | black skater skirt, similar | striped tee, similar | mules, similar | blazer, similar
15. LBD (little black dress)
Another classic you’ve surely heard of. Great to have for fancier holiday events. Related: 7 Ways to Style an LBD for Fall
black dress, similar | chambray, similar | ankle boots, similar |
Do you have these wardrobe staples?
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