Quick, check your closet! Do you own these wardrobe essentials?
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Your closet has seen trends come and go, but the basics—that perfectly worn-in white tee, your trusty blue jeans, and go-to nude flats—are forever. You can rest assured that these key pieces will never go out of style or lose their street-chic appeal. Simply put: they’re the building blocks to the perfect wardrobe. So whether you’re looking to start over or simply wish to update an old favorite, shop our picks now.
Perfect White Tee
It doesn’t get any more classic than a white t-shirt. The best styles are super soft and have a relaxed, lived-in fit. A crewneck cut is a no-brainer, but we also like a V-neck style because it’s a little sexier and the perfect canvas for layering necklaces.
During the more brisk months of fall and spring, a lightweight knit is your best friend. Layer it over a collared blouse during the week, then swap in a pair of boyfriend jeans for the weekend. Our advice? Grab one in every color.
Diane von Furstenberg is celebrating 40 years of her emblematic wrap dress—you can see the “Journey of a Dress” exhibition at LACMA in Los Angeles now—so you can be sure this is a silhouette that will stand the test of time.
When you need a break from your heels, a nude flat serves as the ideal substitute. Straddling the line between dressy and casual, this functional footwear style is just at home with a pair of tailored trousers as it is a floral sundress.
The suede ankle boot has been a must-have ever since Isabel Marant released the now infamous Dicker boot. With countless versions available, finding a heel height, cut, and color that suits your style is easy.