7 Must-Have Closet Staples

I love clothes, I love shopping for clothes, I love feeling confident in what I wear. But, no matter what clothing items I purchase, there will always be those items that I will always go back to no matter what. You know, those closet staples that no matter what the occasion, you are have incorporated one of those items into your outfit? Those are the items that I will justify spending a little extra money on because I know that they will last me for years to come and I know that they are the heart and sole of my wardrobe.

7 Must-Have Closet Staples7 Must-Have Closet Staples

If you have yet to start building the heart and sole of your wardrobe, here are 7 that are must-haves:

1. A great pair of denim

A great pair of denim can get you through anything. There are endless options when it comes to finding the right denim for you – cut, color, rise, style (are style and cut the same thing??). Anyways, a great pair of denim that fits you in all the right places is essential when building a wardrobe and there’s no better feeling than your ass looking great.

2. A classic heel

Whether it be nude or black, leather, patent leather, or suede, you need a classic heel. What style you want is to you and your preferences but with a pair of classic heels, you are ready for anything life throws at you. You will have a pair of heels to wear on your first date with your person, you will have a pair of heels to wear to an interview for the perfect job, you will have a pair of heels when you watch your siblings get married. Invest in a great, classic heel and never look back.

3. Multi-functional sneakers

I’ve been all for the sneaker trend lately, I have no idea why I went so long without wearing sneakers on a daily basis. They’re comfy, they’re chic, and they’re multi-functional. Every closet needs a good pair of sneakers that you can wear to the gym, traveling, running errands, or even out to lunch with an old friend. There are so many options out there, so find what works for you and how you can style them for all the different parts of your life.

4. A White Tee

A white tee is the perfect top to throw on during those hot summer days with a cute pair of shorts, or dressed up with your favorite denim and a fun pair of heels. I’m currently loving the soft & sexy t-shirt from American Eagle for its casual-ness. A white tee is also perfect for layering in the cooler months with your favorite leather jacket and cute accessories.

5. Family friendly dress

When I say a family friendly dress, I mean a dress that you can wear for all occasions and you are proud to wear in front of your family. Classic, not to crazy, and one that you can wear for any type of event if you don’t have time to buy something new.

6. Classic button down

I keep three button downs in my closet at all times: a white one, a navy gingham, and a chambray. Another great option is a flannel. These are all classics that you can dress up, or down, and can wear for most occasions. Invest in a couple that you really like and follow any and all laundry instructions on the inside tag.

7. A classic coat

I purchased a Kate Spade coat two years ago and it was the best thing I have ever bought myself. The length of the coat goes to mid-thigh so it’s perfect to wear in the winter to keep my butt warm and also looks put together when I wear it over a dress for a family event. I highly suggest investing in a cute, natural colored coat that you can wear all the time and also to the nicer events and to work. Think Olivia Pope, classic, fun coats.

What is your favorite classic wardrobe staple?


  1. April 22, 2016 / 2:03 PM

    I am really trying to downsize my life, and these are great items to have for a minimal closet! Always worth it to spend more on quality items.

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:44 PM

      Props to you for minimizing your closet! I wish I could do that!

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:44 PM

      ME TOO! I’m always like okay so I wore a white tee yesterday so are people going to judge me if I wear another one today??

  2. April 22, 2016 / 4:07 PM

    Yes to all of these! I also have to have a blazer in my closet. It’s a staple item that I don’t mind spending a little extra money on. Black classic heels are a must in my book.

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:43 PM

      A good blazer is a good item to keep in your closet – they’re easy to dress up and down, too!

  3. April 22, 2016 / 7:22 PM

    I agree with all of these! Though I think a black tee is also a staple, and a pair of flats!

    I really need to get me a pair of heels and denim, because I outgrew my denim (ahem, indoor winters) and all my heels have gone to crap! Thanks for the reminder for where I need to spend my money next paycheck… haha!

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:43 PM

      Black tees and flats are also important! I feel you on the indoor winters, putting my jeans on every day is a process in itself ….

  4. April 22, 2016 / 10:51 PM

    I’m with you on everything, but the heel! I just can’t do heels. 🙂

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:42 PM

      Heels are my ish! I’ve been totally swooning over them lately but sometimes they just don’t work for some people!

  5. April 23, 2016 / 12:31 PM

    A classic button down, and a good pair of jeans are my go to outfit staples 🙂

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:41 PM

      Such an easy outfit but it looks so put together!

  6. April 23, 2016 / 6:40 PM

    I agree with all of these! Especially having a family friendly dress. It’s never good to be at a family function and not to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Great post! 🙂

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:41 PM

      YES! I’m loving midi dresses right now and they are perfect for every occasion!

    • April 25, 2016 / 3:39 PM

      Aw, yay! Thanks so much for including me!

    • April 27, 2016 / 5:37 PM

      You’re so welcome Dara! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I totally feel you, I haven’t updated my closet in quite some time (only a couple tops here and there!) but I am itching to get some more color into my wardrobe and donate some of my oldies!

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:18 PM

      YES! Target and Old Navy has some really good ones!

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:14 PM

      Striped tee’s are the best!!

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