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8 Wardrobe Essentials You Should Have in Your Closet

Bold statement necklace
Bold statement necklace
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Let's face it, as fashion trends come and go, basics are forever. The perfect pair of flats, the white tee you can't live without, or that worn-in pair of jeans that have been with you through everything. As most of us probably have a few things we can't live without, (I know I do) I have come up with a complete list of essentials every fashionista should keep on-hand in their closet.

The basic white tee. It doesn’t get more classic than this. The best styles are soft, with a relaxed fit. There are so many different cuts, but my favorite is the V-neck style. It’s a little more feminine and sexy and gives you so many options for layering necklaces.

Nordstrom, BP. V-Neck Tee ($18)

Skinny jeans. It’s all about the fit and wash. For the illusion of slimmer, longer legs, go with a high-rise style. For your classic pair, stick to a true blue wash. They will go with everything. Not to mention, will last forever!

J Brand, 901 Skinny Jeans ($178)

Black pumps. As many of you may know, the shoes make the outfit. Black pumps can be the most unfailing and versatile option. As they are classy and sophisticated, they are the perfect pump for almost any and every look and occasion. And, these can go from day to night.

Zara, Leather Court Shoes ($99.90)

Menswear inspired watch. A masculine, oversized watch can boost your fancy when it comes to your look at the office, and can also act as a bracelet when you layer it with other jewelry. Decorating your wrist with one of these can add just the right touch.

Nordstrom, Michael Kors ‘Large Lexington’ Chronograph Bracelet Watch ($275)

Leather jacket. This is one of my favorite staples in my closet. I can honestly say they are collector’s items! I have one I bought about 7 years ago and I still wear it to this day. There’s something about them that adds an instant edge. And, they only get better with age.

Revolve Clothing, BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket ($83)

Statement necklace. A little bit of glitz never hurt anybody! Add a bit of color if you’re feeling more festive and fun.

H&M, Rhinestone Necklace ($34.95)

Vibrant scarf. Instead of a necklace, try a soft touch of fabric to brighten up your outfit instantly.

H&M, Tube Scarf in Woven Fabric ($9.95)

Nude flats. When the time comes for a break from your heels, a nude flat is the perfect go-to alternative. When dressy meets casual, these can be worn on either occasion. Actually, these can take you just about anywhere.

Kate Spade, Tock Flats ($198)

As long as you invest in timeless pieces, you will never be at a loss for what to wear when certain occasions call. Rest assured, none of these key pieces will go out of style or lose their street-style chic appeal.

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