For as long as I can remember, I’ve always leaned toward classic style. I’m a believer in minimalism and capsule wardrobes. A closet with basics and timeless pieces ensures I’ll never be in a position where I have “nothing to wear.” Most importantly, my love of basics has prevented unnecessary shopping trips.
My friends and family comment on how I often manage to look chic and put-together despite infrequently shopping. The trick to having a wardrobe that keeps giving will always and forever be the basics. Furthermore, I find that simpler, well-fitted pieces of clothing and sleek accessories almost always have that tailored look that makes one feel sophisticated and positively elegant. The term “basics” may seem elusive and vague—what constitutes a basic? In my opinion, a basic is a wardrobe building block, an item that can be fashioned in many different ways. Basics can be dressed up or down, layered, or worn on their own. Their versatile nature makes them worth investing in, as they can be handy for everyday dressing. My favorite places to get outfit essentials are usually Madewell, Nordstrom, and H&M, but I’ve included some of my other favorites as well. Below are nine outfit essentials that are worth investing in.