The Shoe, Jacket, and Denim Styles Every Smart Dresser Has in Their Closet

At Who What Wear, we believe that getting dressed is more art than science. Personal style is, well, personal and shouldn't be a one-size-fits-all rubric that only changes with the seasons. 

However, every savvy dresser is almost guaranteed to keep three wardrobe staples in their closet: slingback pumps, a perfectly worn-in leather jacket, and relaxed straight-leg jeans. These three items can be mixed and matched together or added to an otherwise average outfit for an instant upgrade. Trust us—these pieces don't have to be expensive to look polished. 

Ready to have effortless smart style at your fingertips? Shop a few of our favorite slingbacks, leather jackets, and jeans below, and keep them on standby for when your look calls for a hint of sophistication without becoming too haughty. 

Shop Slingback Heels

3 Items Smart Dressers Always Have in Their Closets

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Slingbacks easily elevate otherwise casual outfits.

Case in point: the shoes instantly make the outfit look much more put-together.

3 Items Smart Dressers Always Have in Their Closets

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Look for slingback pumps with a lower heel if you're going to wear them on the go.

Shop Leather Jackets

3 Items Smart Dressers Always Have in Their Closets

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A well-loved leather jacket never goes out of style—just look inside your local vintage shop.

Brown leather jackets look so unique once broken in.

For a more fitted bomber, try this genuine leather option from Madewell.

Shop Straight-Leg Jeans

3 Items Smart Dressers Always Have in Their Closets

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Straight-leg jeans are a reliable choice for any outfit.

3 Items Smart Dressers Always Have in Their Closets

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Try pairing your favorite straight-leg jeans and T-shirt with a blazer and loafers for a polished weekend look.

The crossover waistband adds a bit more personality to otherwise typical straight-leg jeans. 

These run loose, so Frame suggests sizing down for the perfect fit.

Wear these jeans with a blazer and loafers, and you're good to go.