When it comes to building anything, a good foundation is always the best way to get started. If you are working on really taking your closet from a hodgepodge of pieces you never wear and don’t match anything to a sophisticated wardrobe that will last you for years to come, then building a foundation and figuring out what your core items are is a key step.
5 Core Items to Have in Your Closet
For me, I’ve broken my core clothing items (not including shoes or accessories) down to these five items below. These five things are what I can use to always start a polished look in my desired style and aesthetic.
I believe in investing in these pieces to really make sure you have a good base to your wardrobe and classic pieces that will allow you to wear each item many times in different combinations. The key to looking like you have a very tailored wardrobe is having only a few investment pieces as staples and mixing them in with more budget-friendly pieces to add variety.
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A good pair of denim is truly the key to my heart. Nothing can stop me when I have a good pair of jeans that fit like a glove. My favorite style of denim is vintage inspired, high-rise button fly. Personally, I think a high-rise is flattering on EVERYBODY and the button fly is such a cute detail and feels elevated so you can dress them up or down –
A quality black blazer is such a versatile item to have in your closet and really can be worn in SO many ways. Need to look professional? Blazer. Want to look cute on date night? Blazer. Want to edge up a sundress? Ding, ding, ding, blazer. Investing in a quality blazer will also immediately make your look more tailored and expensive. Watch out, world.
I love a dress that makes you feel feminine and beautiful. You can wear a good dress all year long, through any season. Pair it with heels to dress up, pair it with sneakers to keep it casual. Don’t feel like putting a whole outfit together? Grab your dress! One piece and you look like a million bucks. I love having a go-to dress in my closet.
A classic sweater is a cozy item I love to have in my closet. My favorite and most comfortable outfit I wear is jeans and a sweater. Investing in a good sweater that keeps its shape and really fits well can rotate through your closet all year! Pair a sweater with denim or throw it on with a slip skirt or layer over a sundress. A good sweater can create a classic look with denim or
Nothing makes me feel more effortlessly put together than a good t-shirt. It may seem simple, but a well-made t-shirt can transform your shape and look instantly. Your go-to weekend or casual look should start with the perfect t-shirt in a neutral color.
What are your 5 core items? Do you agree with the above? Let me know what you think in the comments below!