While trendy clothes come and go, wardrobe essentials are timeless. A fabulous wardrobe about investing in quality basics that will help bring your outfits together, and you don’t have to spend a fortune doing it. Did you know Amazon has a great selection of House Brand wardrobe essentials to help you put a stylish outfit together from start to finish? Here are a few core basics I found at great prices
1. Classic Button-Down Shirt
A classic button-down shirt adds polish to any outfit, casual or dressy. This crisp classic works with jeans, trousers, and a pencil skirt. Style Tip: To get the most flattering look, a classic button-down is best worn true to size, not oversized.
2. Dark Wash Skinny Jeans
Jeans never go out of style, especially a great pair of midrise dark wash denim (or highrise). A dark wash always looks more sophisticated than a lighter wash and is more slimming. Easily dressed up or down, dark denim is a basic wardrobe essential that will serve you well any time of the year.
3. Cardigan Sweater
The perfect cardigan sweater is your best friend. It works with everything from distressed denim to a faux leather skirt to your favorite leggings. Once you find a style you like, stock up on every color! I love the big buttons and fitted waist on this one!
4. Ankle Booties
Ankle boots have become the “it” shoe for about any season. Wear a closed-toe ankle bootie in colder months like the one shown above. Its pointed toe will make you look taller and thinner, and the slight heel is chic and not so high that it makes it hard to walk in. An open-toe bootie is a smart alternative in warmer months and seasonal transitions. If comfort is key, try this bootie with a block heel.
5. Classic Trench Coat
If you don’t own a trench coat, you are missing out. A classic trench coat is timeless and seasonless. A basic beige trench is one of the chicest and most long-lasting wardrobe staples. What started as a functional piece to keep the rain out quickly became one of the most versatile and beloved items in many gal’s closets.
6. Black Pants
Whether you invest in classic trousers, wide-leg pants, or a pair of black Ponte leggings, a couple of pairs of black pants is another foundation piece to stock up on. In the winter, I live in black pants and black jeans. They are just that tad dressier than blue jeans and, of course, are super slimming too.
7. Striped Top
There’s a reason French women are envied for their impeccable style. If you take a peek into the closet of the French, it is likely to include the timeless basic Breton-style striped shirt. This casual-style top was a favorite of Coco Chanel, who was often seen wearing it in the 1920s. That’s a sign of a true wardrobe classic.
These days you can wear a striped top with a solid color pair of pants or jeans like this white pair – so beautiful – or you can even mix stripes with prints such as a floral print skirt if you want a more artsy, playful look. The trick is keeping both prints in the same color family, so maybe a floral dress in red, white, and blue.
8. Black Turtleneck
Whenever I think of a black turtleneck, the iconic picture of Audrey Hepburn comes to mind – so chic and beautiful. A black turtleneck is a laid-back elegance at its finest. You can never go wrong with this look, whether you go for a classic high turtleneck or something trendy like the balloon sleeve mock neck sweater.
What other classic pieces are favorites in your wardrobe?