Trends in fashion come and go, but there are certain wardrobe staples that never go out of style. Everyone needs a few timeless classics that are versatile, practical, and easy to wear when you’re rushed getting ready or stuck on outfit ideas. Check out our list of wardrobe staples you need in your closet now! We know you’ll reach for these pieces again and again.
PS. Are you a college gal looking for her perfect college-to-real-world fashion staples? Be sure to check out our interactive timeline for building a college wardrobe, too!
1. Nude High Heels
Nude heels are the perfect pairing to almost any outfit. A practical addition to any woman’s wardrobe, they’re classic enough to wear to the office, yet stylish enough to pair with dark jeans for a date. We love the girly details on the nude heels pictured above, styled by Vanessa of Stylishlyme. Haven’t you heard? Nude is the new black.
2. Day-to-Night Dress
This simple red dress worn by Jessica of What I Wore is the perfect example of a dress that transitions seamlessly from day to night. Choose a dress with simple lines and a solid color as your wardrobe staple to make accessorizing easy. Pair a dress like this one with sandals, a patterned scarf, and a denim jacket for a casual look during the day. Glam things up at night with a statement necklace and a pair of high-heeled sandals.
3. Tote Bag
When it comes to handbags, we can appreciate a closet full of different colors, styles, and textures. But one bag stands above the rest when it comes to versatility, function, and use — the tote bag. We can’t imagine life without this go-to carry-all! The studded detail on this tote carried by Rachel from Pink Peonies adds a fun touch to an otherwise girly, polished look. Shop our lookalike studded tote bag here!
4. Chambray Shirt
A modern update to the classic white button-up, a chambray shirt is considered a basic these days. We love how Blair, the blogger behind Atlantic – Pacific, pairs hers with pops of hot pink and a military-inspired jacket for a put-together, preppy look.
5. Black Aviators
Like handbags, sunglasses are another accessory we love to play with in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles. The one pair we can’t live without, however, is an all-black aviator. A sleek pair of these frames adds a bit of daring edge and sophistication to any outfit. Julia from Gal Meets Glam pairs hers with a quilted skirt and leopard print sneakers for a cool weekend look. Try our sister store at Sunglass Warehouse here for a similar, affordable look!
6. A White Blazer
Ashley, the blogger behind Life, Love and the Pursuit of Shoes, shows us that a white blazer has the power to transform even a basic t-shirt and jeans into a polished, modern look. Push your black blazer aside and make room for this new wardrobe staple. Look for ones in long, tailored shapes and slim tuxedo styles.
7. A Statement Necklace
Gaining popularity over the past few years, it’s become clear that the statement necklace is here to stay. Find one that goes with a variety of colors and necklines to have as a permanent fixture in your everyday wardrobe. We love the vintage look of the necklace pictured above, worn by the blogger behind Penny Pincher Fashion.