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10 Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Needs

Some articles of clothing are in fashion one season and out the next, but there are some staples you should rely on year after year. These basics will help you create up-to-date outfits when you add trendy accessories, like a statement necklace or cozy scarf. It’s worth the money to invest in high quality staples, even if they cost you quite a bit more up front. It will pay off in the long run when the same timeless pieces look almost just like new ten years down the road.

  1. Dark Wash Skinny Jeans
    The most flattering cut and color all in one comfortable pair of jeans. These can be dressed up for work with a blouse and pumps or paired with riding boots for effortless street style.
  2. Pencil Skirt
    This one’s a true classic. Find one in a crisp, black shade and it will seamlessly take you from office wear right into evening wear. Just trade out your work blazer for a chiffon blouse and you’re ready for a night out.
  3. Little Black Dress
    A simple black dress is one of the most stunning outfits you can wear. Find one with a hemline that is appropriate for both work events and girls night out and you’ll never be at a loss for what to wear.
  4. Chambray Top
    A light blue chambray top is the essential layering piece for all seasons and can function both as a top and a lightweight cardigan. Add some black leggings and riding boots for a cozy outfit or pair with a pencil skirt for an office-appropriate ensemble.
  5. Collared Blouse
    Buy just one of these in a neutral hue, such as cream, and you’ll have the perfect top for any occasion. These are light enough to be part of your summer style, and are also perfect for layering under blazers and sweaters in the winter.
  6. Cable Knit Sweater
    When you want a cozy, comfortable outfit, nothing beats a chunky, cable knit sweater. Pair a heather gray one with some leggings, sheepskin boots, and an infinity scarf, and you’ll stay toasty all day long.
  7. Trench Coat
    Every woman needs at least one great coat for those freezing winter months, so the timeless trench should be your go-to. They’re long enough to keep your whole body warm and still manage to be form-fitting and flattering.
  8. Leather Jacket
    Looking for that finishing touch for your evening wear? A black leather jacket is perfect for the job. They’re sleek, warm, and the metallic details add just the right amount of bling to any outfit.
  9. Light Beige Pumps
    You could wear these every day and never grow tired of them. They will match any outfit you put on, so you’d better invest in a comfortable pair. Unlike black pumps, these will even coordinate with chocolate or navy articles of clothing.
  10. Black Riding Boots
    Slip into a pair of leather riding boots and your feet will be enveloped in both warmth and style. These boots go great with dresses, jeans, leggings or whatever getup you can imagine!