Wardrobe Essentials You Need in Your Closet
Before I became a mom I always had a strong passion for fashion. Most of my professional background has been in retail fashion so I have always enjoyed putting pieces together and staying on top of the latest trends. With my time in retail, I have learned that there are a lot of wardrobe essentials that never go out of style. These staple items can be worn in many ways and they offer endless amounts of possibilities when it comes to styling them. These wardrobe essentials can be worn at any time of the year.
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1. A Good Pair of Jeans
Having a pair of basic jeans in your wardrobe creates endless amounts of styling opportunities. Whether you want to dress them up or dress down, jeans have the ability to transform your outfit in a matter of seconds. The versatility of jeans allows you to add a simple t-shirt for a nice breezy cool look, or you can tie a flannel shirt around your waist for a nice fall look.
Jeans also have long-lasting power to withstand many seasons. For me, I have a pair of jeans that I bought 2 years ago and they are still in great condition! For an effortlessly stylish look, I love pairing my jeans with a bodysuit. You can also add accessories like a pair of statement earrings and a crossbody purse to create the perfect on-the-go look. Jeans are also great on all body types and sizes. With the endless amounts of fits and cuts, no one should have any trouble finding the right pair of jeans!
I have listed some of my favorite places to buy my jeans. They all range from the low end in price to a little more high end.
NINE WEST Women’s High Rise Perfect Skinny Jean
Levi’s Women’s 501 Crop Jeans
Levi’s Women’s 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans (Standard and Plus)
2. Basic Layering Tanks
A basic tank top is a must-have in any wardrobe. Just like jeans, there is so much that you can do with a tank top! Of course, you can pair a tank with a pair of ripped denim jeans for a quick look. But you can also pair a tank with a cute midi skirt and heels for an evening event or a date night out. A basic tank top can also pair very well with a blazer or cardigan for work Tanks also make the best pieces for fall. You can pair a tank with a nice flannel and a pair of jeans or instead of a flannel top you can throw on a leather jacket. There are endless possibilities when it comes to a basic tank top!
Amazon Essentials Women’s Slim-Fit Tank, Pack of 2
3. A Little Black Dress
When it comes to wardrobe essentials, you can never go wrong with the perfect black dress. A black dress is perfect for a night out on the town, a brunch date, or a perfect outfit for work when paired with a nice blazer or a cute cardigan. Black dresses are one of those trends that never go out of style and there are endless possibilities on how you can style and wear them.
Aloodor Women’s Casual Dresses Short Sleeve V-Neck Dress with Pockets
Goodthreads Women’s Relaxed-Fit Washed Linen Blend Flutter-Sleeve Peasant Dress
Floerns Women’s V Back Inslace Layered Ruffle Hem Flutter Sleeve Dress
ECOWISH Summer Dresses for Women 2022
Phortric Womens Tie Back Ruffle Dress Lantern Sleeve Off Shoulder Elastic Waist A-Line Mini Dresses
4. A Little White Dress
The same benefits that a little black dress offers are the same benefits for a simple little white dress. I love how a white dress can make you look so clean, crisp, and airy. You can dress any white dress up with a cute pair of tennis shoes with a pretty handbag or dress your dress up with a great pair of wedges. Black dresses will always be classic fashion pieces, but I almost feel like white dresses are starting to take over the fashion scene!
Dokotoo Womens Square Neck Summer Dress Tie Back Long Lantern Sleeve Ruffle A-Line Casual Mini Dress
Romwe Women’s Plain Short Sleeve Floral Summer Floral Lace Prom Party Shift Dress
nclook Women’s Summer Casual Dress Sweet & Cute V-Neck Mini Dress with Pocket Short Sleevele Ruffle Dress
EXLURA Women’s Lantern Sleeve Tie Back Summer Dress Ruffled Off Shoulder A-Line Vintage Mini Dress
5. A Nice Blazer
Blazers have the ability to completely transform an outfit in seconds As I mentioned previously, blazers look amazing with dresses or added with a nice pair of jeans. You can pair a blazer with a dress for work and when you take it off you are ready to go for after-hours fun. I love how versatile a blazer can make your outfit look. There is also something about a blazer that makes anyone look like a boss! A simple black blazer is perfect with anything but I have found that stepping out in a bold colored blazer is super fun and a great way to spruce up your wardrobe!
Langwyqu Womens Casual Open Front Blazers Long Sleeve Work Office Jacket Blaze
Women’s Casual Blazers Long Sleeve Oversized Open Front Business Lapel Button Work Office Jackets
ZDLONG Womens Slim Blazer Jackets Long Sleeve Lapel Button Up Work Office Coat
Leggings are not just for comfort they make any outfit look effortless! Any style of Leggings is great because they can be used any time of the year. You can pair leggings with a dress when it’s cold outside or you can pair them with a stylish t-shirt on a warm sunny day. Like the other items mentioned above, leggings are so versatile. There are endless amounts of ways you can style them. Also, I don’t know about you, but leggings (especially black leggings) have a way of making me feel slimmer Leggings naturally have the ability to just smooth everything out and help you look your best.
Leggings Depot Yoga Waist REG/Plus Women’s Buttery Soft Fashion Leggings
Retro Gong Womens Faux Leather Leggings Stretch High Waisted Pleather Pants
Leggings Depot Cotton Women’s Premium Quality Ultra Soft Solid Leggings
ALWAYS Women’s High Waist Leggings – Premium Buttery Soft Yoga Workout Stretch Solid Pants
7. A Nice Pair of Heels
Come on how can heels not be on the list. Heels are amazing because they can dress up your most casual look instantly! There is something about a nice pair of heels that makes me feel so glamorous. Heels also literally go with everything. Also, the great thing about heels is there are different heel lengths so you can find the perfect pair that is right for you. I love pairing heels with a pair of jeans and a nice blazer. You can also pair heels with a cute midi dress or skirt. There are so many things you can do with the perfect pair of heels.
Leevar Braided Sandals for Women – Stylish Square Toe Braided Heels for Women – Nude Black White Tan Womens Braided Block Heel Sandals – 3 inches Woven Chunky Heels
Womens Slingback Heeled Sandals Square Open Toe High Stiletto Heels Slip on Elastic Strappy Dressy Sandal
PiePieBuy Womens Kitten Heel Sandals Square Open Toe Ankle Buckle Strap Dress Shoes
PiePieBuy Womens Square Toe Stiletto Sandals High Heels Strap Ankle Buckle Dress Pump Shoes
8. Everyday Sunglasses
Sunglasses are one of those classic pieces of fashion that definitely make any outfit look amazing. I love wearing sunglasses with anything. Sunglasses with a pair of hoop earrings, biker shorts, and a fashion t-shirt is so simple but yet it makes you feel so put together. The most positive thing about sunglasses is there are so many different styles and frames everyone can find the best fit for them.
Ray-Ban Rb4306 Hexagonal Sunglasses
SOJOS Classic Round Sunglasses for Women Men Retro Vintage Shades Large Plastic Frame Sunnies SJ2067
WearMe Pro – Classic Women Oversized Metal Frame Elegant Mirrored Lens Cat Eye Sunglasses
9. A Neutral Purse
A nice neutral purse, whether it’s black, nude, or white, is an awesome staple piece to have in your wardrobe. A neutral purse can be paired with any outfit no matter if it’s casual or dressed up. Purses are the best way to complete any outfit. You can choose a simple clutch, a cross-body bag, or your standard purse with straps. No matter what you choose, a nice purse that goes with anything is one of the best items to have in your closet
The Drop Women’s Addison Soft Volume Top Handle Bag
JW PEI Women’s Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag
Crossbody Purses for Women Clutch Bag Shoulder Handbags
10. A Classic Pair of Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings look really good with pretty much anything. They come in many sizes and really adds those finishing touches to your outfit. There is something about a cute pair of hoops that takes my outfit to the next level! I really love the simplicity of a hoop earrings and how easy they are to find anywhere.
Gold Hoop Earrings Set for Women, 14K Gold Plated Lightweight Hypoallergenic Chunky Open Hoops Set for Gift
Cocadant Gold Hoop Earrings for Women Girls Multipack,Silver Big Hoop Earrings for Women Stainless steel Large Hoop Earrings
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I really need to work on my wardrobe, I have been wearing athleisure wear way too much lately. Thanks for the great tips.
I have been trying to upgrade my wardrobe to include staple pieces that I look great in. I appreciate you adding links with various price options. I have wanted to look at Shein for awhile. I just had not taken the time to do so. I did reading your post today. Thank you for sharing. And I subscribed so you can help keep me up on fashion trends.
I agree with all of these. I don’t usually wear earrings, but I have a nice pair of hoops just in case!
I agree with all of these! I still love hoop earrings.
They are definitely my go to’s!!
I’m going to reference back to this blog after I have this baby! I need a wardrobe update!
Aww thank you!