5 Staple Pieces You Need in Your Closet

April 16, 2015

There are a few things that never go out of style, such as a million dollar smile and diamond stud earrings. Maybe you’ve never realized it before, but your closet should have a few staple items, too. Be sure to check the following staple items off your list, and you’ll enjoy the feeling that comes with having a complete baseline to build a beautiful wardrobe. 

The Basic White Tee

White Tee


No matter who you are – man, woman or child – you need a white t-shirt in your closet. Women are blessed with having the most options when it comes to the basic white tee. Dress it up or grunge it down — a basic t-shirt or two will serve you well. 

Here are a few options to consider when you search for your perfect basic white tee: 

    • V-neck
    • Pocket
    • Boyfriend
    • Super soft
    • Worn/destroyed

Classic Pumps 

Like red lipstick, classic pumps never go out of style. They should have a closed back and low-cut fronts that come closer to the toes than the top of the foot. The classic pump in its very basic form is simple and seamless. If you’re only going to own one pair of pumps, we recommend opting for black, like our All Business Black Pumps. They’ll match everything. But if you decide to get another pair, we recommend nude. You can never have too many pumps! 

Dark Denim 

Your dark denim wardrobe essential should flatter your body shape and be comfortable enough to wear every day. Nothing screams classic-chic like a sexy, well-fitting pair of dark denim jeans. You can dress them up with a pair of heels, or wear them casually with a pair of flats. You can pair them with a tee-shirt, a sweater or even a hoodie. 

Classic Ballet FlatsBallet Flats

Every woman should have ballet flats in her closet. As a must-have wardrobe item, flats are perfect for everyday wear. You can wear them to work, to casual evenings out, or to leisurely weekend daytime events. Ballet flats are versatile, and they’re also comfortable! Your favorite stilettos aren’t appropriate for every occasion, so when it’s time to push the heels to the side for a more casual atmosphere, reach for your ballet flats. They can be colorful, patterned or plain – or all of the above.  

Classic Black Pants

Whether you’re going to an interview, a fancy brunch or appointment with the caterer, there are times when jeans just won’t cut it. You should always have a pair of classic black pants in your closet. Be sure to have them tailored, so they’ll always fit you perfectly.  Try our Work All Day & All Night Dress Pants!

Of course, this list is just the beginning of a wardrobe that can stand up to any event, invitation or interview. What did we miss? Let us know your favorite staple items in the comments below.

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