While we all jump at the chance to replace a bag or a new pair of jeans each season, it’s the less obvious pieces we’re here to remind you of: the white T-shirt that you’ve had for years and has seen better days, the no-longer-age-appropriate denim shorts that you’ve hung on to for a little too long, and the worn-out gym sneakers that you’ve neglected to replace, among others. Well, good news! We’ve made the mini closet overhaul easy for you by sourcing the best versions of the essentials that it’s probably time to replace, no matter what your budget may be. Keep scrolling to see what they are and to shop our replacement picks.
It may not be the most exciting piece in your wardrobe, but a silk camisole is certainly one of the most versatile. We advise keeping an eye on yours.
Those short cutoffs that you've had for longer than you care to admit? Now is the time to usher in a sleeker, more modest high-waisted pair. (That are still cool, of course.)
If your gym sneakers have lost their tread and shape, or if you've been pounding the pavement (or treadmill) in them for more years than you can count, it's time to say goodbye.
One can never have too many striped shirts, in our opinion. If one of your favorites is showing signs of wear and tear, it can't hurt to swap it out for a fresh one.
Interesting socks (especially glittery iterations) worn with unexpected shoes are having a major moment, meaning that it's time to make room in your sock collection for a pair of cool ones.
Check your white T-shirts for unsightly stains and holes periodically. Since they're hard to hide and fix, just replacing the shirt is probably your best bet.
Belts have a tendency to wear out around the notches. If this is the case with yours, it's time for a new one!
A lace dress is an essential alternative to the usual LBD, but styles often change, and they can easily tear. If yours is in need of updating, we found two cool styles that definitely fit the bill.
If your closet contains fitted twin set–style cardigans, consider replacing them with chunkier oversize versions.