I'm an Anti-Trend Person—These Are My Current Wardrobe Staples


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While I love to keep my finger on the pulse of the latest fashion trends, it's rare that I indulge. Instead, I like to focus on building a wardrobe that I can rely on for many years to come. With that comes a keen interest in key staples that I know I will wear over and over again in everyday outfits and for formal occasions. In essence, the pieces are all classic, comfortable, and relatively simple, and they pack an understated yet cool punch.

One thing I appreciate most about building this type of collection is that the pieces come together to create a capsule wardrobe of sorts, where each item can easily be mixed and matched. Think basic white T-shirts in a variety of styles, polished camel coats, great black dresses, and more. Keep scrolling to check out my breakdown of six stylish staples that I swear by throughout the year.

1. Ballet Flats


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Ah, ballet flats—my trusty companions. The shoe style is a forever classic and can easily be incorporated into just about any outfit.

2. Black Dress


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I know it's cliché, but I firmly stand behind the idea that there is nothing like a simple black dress. The one-and-done piece will always come in handy for a variety of occasions.

3. Black Leather Pants


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A great pair of black leather pants adds an instant cool factor to any outfit. You can wear the style with everything from a basic tee to a crisp button-down.

4. Basic White T-Shirt


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Whether crew-neck, cropped, scoop-neck, or whisper thin, there is no denying that a basic white T-shirt will always be in style.

5. Camel Coat


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Camel coats are a stylish way to elevate any look. Plus, for whatever reason, I can personally attest to the fact that they lead to endless compliments on your outfit.

6. Crew-Neck Sweater


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Crew-neck sweaters have been a staple for ages. The knits come in a variety of colors and can be worn alone or layered over tees and button-downs.

Next up: 5 Timeless Accessories You Shouldn't Purge From Your Closet

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.