Do you ever find yourself with nothing to wear when you have plenty of things in your closet?

I think we all have this “issue”, but there might be a simple fix! BASICS! 

Every girl should own a few basic pieces in order to make choosing an outfit easy, rather than making it feel like a chore. Having these basics can not only save you a headache and time, but it will make it easier for you to pair with your favorite novelty items in your closet.

Yes, I did not add “a little black dress” because in my opinion, I do not agree this falls under top 5 items you should have as a basic in your closet!

I have compiled the top 5 items you should definitely have in your closet for all seasons/weather types:

  • White Sneakers: Always have a pair of white sneakers! Not only can you wear these during the summer with cute summer dresses, but during the cold months they can be worn as well. Don’t be afraid to play around with white sneakers during the fall and winter seasons. They literally go great with anything! They can be a good way to make a “fancy” outfit feel more “casual”. Your white sneakers can also be for working out! I find white very versatile when it comes to shoes and love having a nice pair for my cute workout outfits.
  • Jackets: Jean and Leather jackets are some of my favorite pieces in my closet! I have to say putting on a jean jacket during the summer over a dress can dress up the outfit and keep you warm when you enter those cold AC temperatures. They can also be great outerwear pieces when layering during the cold months of the year. Leather jackets are also some of my favorites because they can make your outfit look more put together and they go great in every weather. 
  • Denim/Jeans: Your favorite Jeans! I have to honestly say jeans are my favorite item of clothing to shop for and wear. I won’t lie… I love leggings and sweatpants, but only for loungewear or working out. There is something about denim that physically attracts me to wear them for almost all occasions. The look of casual denim can easily change by the type of top and shoes you wear with them. Not all jeans have to be worn for casual occasions; they can be dressed up or down!  According to some social media trends, skinny jeans are “out” and mom jeans are “in”. Call me crazy, but I will always be a skinny jean type of gal. I still take part in the new trends like baggy jeans and that “oversized” look (which I also love!!!) but I am really not picky when it comes to jeans. My favorite jeans are the novelty ones; I find it so fascinating to shop for all different types of washes, cuts, and styles. I have to say though, the lighter washes are my favorite for the spring and summer times. I tend to wear more darker colors and washes during the colder months. I don’t have a favorite cut or color. I say explore all the options out there and find a good pair of jeans that fit you well, are comfortable, and accentuate your body!
  • Crew Neck Fleeces and Sweaters: My all time favorite staple top options, crewnecks! I fricking looooove crew neck fleeces and sweaters. I included both options, as I know the fleece option can scare some and sweaters are just not for everyone. After working in the fleece and sweater world for Ralph Lauren, I have accumulated quite the collection! I find these tops to be so versatile and easy to layer and style, whether it is just solid crews or novelty. They are fun, comfortable, and easy to wear. You can layer, wear them on their own, or with different bottoms like pants or skirts and even wear them over dresses!
  • Black Boots: You can never go wrong with a pair of black booties, thigh highs, rider boots, combat boots, etc… Black goes well with everything and boots can be worn all year around! I don’t have a favorite type of black boot because I love them all, but what I can say is that they are my go-to shoe on an everyday basis. Living on the East coast, the weather is cold for the majority of the time and black boots just bring every outfit together. Some of my favorite boots right now are the Black Chelsea Dr. Martens.