3 "Boring" Fashion Items I Can't Live Without

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank or reporting for duty as the official Armi Captain at luxury rental and styling platform Armarium, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

While every woman’s closet should balance on-trend items and wardrobe basics, when it comes to stocking up on the essentials, there’s a selection of “boring” pieces I always recommend to my clients and friends.

From the basic T-shirt to a comfy and stylish sweatshirt worn with my favorite pair of jeans, these can sometimes make the outfits that are perfect to rely on. Although these fashion essentials are often deemed as boring, they’re some staples that I honestly wouldn’t be able to live without. Easy to find, they tend to fit in a flattering way that requires minimal tailoring. In fact, investing in a few of these items could be key to creating your perfect look.

Scroll down to check out some “boring” items that have can be a lifesaver for any fashion fan.