We all have that "hero piece"—the denim style that fits just right or the accessory we wear every single day. These must-have items are what define our style more than any passing trend. We buy them over and over again because they look good on us and because they make us feel great and, well, like ourselves. Sometimes it's as simple as finding the T-shirt that fits just right, no matter what the rest of our outfit looks like.
So, what are those items for fashion's trendsetters and coolest dressers? We quizzed five women who inspire our outfits every day—designers, PR gurus, and editorial whizzes alike—for the deets on the items they buy (and wear) over and over again. Curious to know the hero piece of these women's closets? Read on to find out, and to shop each for yourself!
Get the scoop on five trendsetters' must-have fashion picks below!
"The bra—it's the best layering piece. It adds dimension to a simple look. You can go neutral or wear one that will add a pop color. Sometimes I like to layer two bras in different colors. My favorite is the the Lara. It has a fuller cup and feminine lines and details, and I love the play between the shiny silk and matte cotton." — Araks Yeramyan
"I probably wear my vintage jeans at least three times a week, so they definitely qualify as my wardrobe hero piece. It was a labor of love though to get them to this point—I've had them reworked twice by a denim specialist! Re/Done is a great option if you don't want to spend hours trying on a million vintage pairs and want to skip the tailor. " — Kat Collings
"How about hero jewelry for every day? It's an easy way to make major impact with very little effort! Just add a pair of statement earrings to a simple white boyfriend tee worn with your favorite vintage Levi's. Done." — Chloe Sippe
"My go-to style staple has always been the skirt. In my 20s, it was a mini, and in my 30s, it's a maxi. I love the glamour of a floor-sweeping skirt, how it can work in the day with a simple tee and then a silky turtleneck in the evening with a pair of block heels. My wardrobe features a myriad of options in black and navy that I update every season, and while this summer I have lived in ones by Tome and Barbara Casasola, for fall I have my eye on this one [from Giambatista Valli]." — Sara Byworth