Acne boots, Aritzia tee, Levi's jeans, The Arrivals jacket (similar here), and Chloe bag

Every wardrobe needs a set of basics. This is one tip I wish I acted upon sooner in terms of building my ideal wardrobe. I knew that having a few staple items that I could constantly rewear would make a difference when choosing outfits, but I didn’t realize how great of an impact it would make. Therefore, I went ahead and assembled a list of 5 items that I believe should be in everyone’s closet.


A plain t-shirt will never go out of style. Personally, I prefer a white tee. Whether it be a v-neck or crew, a t-shirt is the ultimate layering piece. It can easily be worn with jeans or used as a layering item under a sweater or a jacket. For a casual look, jeans go perfectly with a tee, but try tucking it into a skirt.


Another daily go-to item in my wardrobe is a great pair of jeans. As much as I prefer to wear shorts or a dress, jeans are always a great option. They’re easy to move in and they can be worn with anything such as a sweater and sneakers for a casual look. Finding the perfect fit for your body shape and style should definitely be considered. My favorite jeans are boyfriend style jeans because of the comfort and versatility. Skinny jeans in a darker wash is always a great option because they can easily be dressed up and they’re flattering.

Leather Jacket

For an outerwear piece that can be worn several ways, invest in a moto leather jacket. A great leather jacket is my favorite wardrobe staple! Of course, a pleather jacket is a great alternative as well. It can be worn almost daily with jeans and sneakers or boots. Real leather gets softer and better with wear, which adds longevity to a wardrobe. Find one that fits your shoulders well because the fit makes the biggest difference. If you’re looking to layer a sweater underneath, you may want to size up.

Black purse

An accessory that I can’t live without is my black purse. Something to consider when purchasing one is the size and use of it. A crossbody style that’ll go from day to night is ideal because it’ll make an outfit change seamless. Wear it with a dress for a night out or during the day with shorts.

Ankle boots

Ankle boots are a must for me. They’re a timeless item that I wear consistently regardless of the season. Whether they’re black or brown, finding a great pair of boots is important. Comfort is definitely something to consider as well as the quality. I would suggest a leather pair, which should ensure quality and last through the years. Wear them with jeans tucked in, cuffed up, or with a dress.

Wear these five items together, or mix and match them. Once you have your basics it’ll be so much easier to assemble outfits. These pieces will not disappoint you.