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13 Staple Items Every Closet Needs

By Shea Smith

If your closet is busting at the seams, but every time you get dressed, you repeat the same old dreadful statement of “I have nothing to wear,this blog is for you! Coming from someone who has been there, your closet may lack classic staple pieces. Investing in timeless and reliable pieces will only elevate your sense of style and leave you feeling consistent. Plus, it may save you precious time getting dressed for the day.

1. A basic white tee

You can never go wrong with a white T-shirt. Pair this with anything! Jeans, leather pants, work pants, leggings, sweatpants, a mini skirt, you name it! The tee can be cropped or full-length, whichever you prefer.

2. Blue jeans

Find a pair of denim that makes you feel amazing! A popular style these days is straight or wide-leg. When searching for the perfect jeans, keep in mind which rise and wash you like best. Denim isn’t going anywhere and is a must-have in your closet.

3. Pair of white sneakers

Just like jeans, you can pair white sneakers with quite literally anything! A clean and crisp pair makes your outfit sleek and relaxed.

4. Blazer

Your blazer can be oversized or tailored to you. They are easy to throw on to make you look more put-together and sophisticated. Style this with a white tee and jeans or a dress, as Hailey did here!

5. Leather Jacket

Fall weather calls for a leather jacket. This classic piece helps you bear the breezy air while giving your outfit some edge. You don’t have to spend a fortune on real leather. Zara has excellent options that won’t break the bank.

6. A black and white striped sweater

Add a black and white striped sweater to your staples checklist! This piece is great for layering in the colder months. You can also throw it over your shoulders, tie it around your waist and give your outfit character.

7. A neutral-colored cardigan

Beige, gray, cream, navy or black are the colors you should consider when purchasing a cardigan. Similar to a sweater, this is a versatile option. You can style it in multiple ways and play with buttons on the cardigan.

8. Gold hoops

Earrings are a must and add some flair to your outfit. If you are looking for an affordable option, Amazon’s got you covered!

9. Mini skirt

A mini skirt is great for grabbing dinner with friends or hitting the town. This skirt length is girly, and you can style it up or down. Pair it with knee-high boots or basic sneakers; it will always stay in style.

10. Thin black belt

A belt is a simple accessory, but it has the power to tie an outfit together.

11. Black dress

Also known as an LBD (little black dress), a black dress is a closet necessity. It’s chic and flattering. Wear this in a professional setting or out to brunch with your friends. A black dress will never fail you!

12. Sweatpants

On lazy days, feeling comfortable is necessary! Whether you are headed to class or running some errands, sweats are an easy option to throw on. Add a sweatshirt of the same color and go for the monochrome look.

13. Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the sun and look fashionable doing it. A pair of shades is effortless and makes you look like the ‘cool girl.’ Style-icon Kendall Jenner is big on adding sunglasses to her look. Find a frame that fits your face shape and stick with it.

With these ageless staples in your closet, you will never utter the words, “I have nothing to wear,” ever again. What is great about these pieces is you can wear them during all seasons. Compliments are coming your way!

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