Some style essentials are obvious, like a blazer or solid-colored white tee, and already a part of most savvy dressers’ closets. But when it comes to the building blocks of your wardrobe, there are a handful of less-obvious choices you might be missing. These often-overlooked pieces, like a silk scarf or a black jumpsuit, are supremely versatile, making them style staples you should consider investing in now!
Scroll through to see the 11 must-haves you never knew you needed!
Trust us: You can wear a black jumpsuit just about anywhere by simply changing your shoes and outerwear. For casual days, pair the jumpsuit with sneakers, and for more formal occasions, wear it in place of your LBD with statement jewelry and classic pumps.
Diane von Furstenberg Rawena Jumpsuit ($375) in Black
Think of chunky knits like the statement necklace of knitwear. They go above and beyond the simple sweater and act as the stylish focal point of your outfit.
Whether you want to dress up your weekend look or simply add an element of glamour to your eveningwear, a faux fur coat is a must-have.
Solid-colored t-shirts are staples, of course, but graphic tees are just as easy to incorporate in your outfit. Plus, they instantly make any outfit 10 times cooler.
A leather skirt is one of our favorite ways to lend texture to an otherwise plain outfit. Plus, once you own a leather skirt, your GNO options will never be the same!
Zara Leather Skirt with Braided Belt ($100) in Black
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Brogues are the perfect “dressy” flats for in-between dress codes and occasions. Invest in a pair, and you’ll soon find yourself wearing them everywhere.
Tibi Kern Nubuck and Leather Point-Toe Brogues ($395) in Black
You can treat practically any plaid shirt as a neutral. They look amazing paired with basic pieces , and add some intriguing pattern to your ensemble.
Tommy Hilfiger Indian Summer Plaid Shirt ($60) in Red Earth/Multi
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Relaxed-fit jeans are the perfect in-between option when neither skinny jeans nor a baggy boyfriend style will do.
A silk scarf is one of the most versatile accessories. Tie it around your neck, waist, or bag to add a little extra punch to your look.
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Top-handle bags are an easy way to give any look a ladylike touch, and since they almost always come with an additional long strap for wearing on your shoulder or as a cross-body, they’re also extremely convenient.
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If you’re looking for comfort, but still want to appear polished, a cozy turtleneck sweater will do the trick.