Given my job as a fashion editor, I also assume the role as a
personal fashion editor amongst my inner circle (which I love,
TBH). This means that whenever someone needs sartorial assistance,
I’m the first call. Recently, I got a question on the few key
pieces worth adding to a wardrobe because my friend, as she says,
“hates her current closet.”
First, I suggested the idea of re-thinking
how she wears some of her favorite items. I think it’s always
smart to “shop your closet” if you’re feeling a bit tired of
your offering. You may just uncover things you haven’t worn a ton
recently that could be teamed with your go-tos to create fresh
fits. But if there is a need to mix in new items, I mentioned
starting with a few forward
Given that basics are
the building blocks of a wardrobe, it’s often a decent idea to
begin by incorporating some of those current and trendier simple
items to pair with other standbys in your arsenal. While there is a
range of said basics out there, I suggested six specific styles to
my friend that I not only think are chic, but also A+ in the sense
that you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. All of the pieces
in question look elevated and high-end but can be bought for under
To highlight further, I rounded up the cheap staples I think are
worth adding into a rotation with a bit of visual and shopping
inspo. And remember, while some of the exact pieces featured in the
street style imagery below may ring up at a higher price, the look
can be achieved on the affordable end (which is what I’m
you can’t go wrong with your classic white or black tee, I’m
feeling lightweight printed tops and bodysuits right now as an easy
way to amp up a layered look this spring.
there’s one outerwear staple I think everyone should consider,
it’s a modern blazer in a slouchier or tailored cut to bring
polish to even the simplest of ensembles.
leather look continues to trend hard as a sleek way to bring
texture to an ensemble. The best part is that there are so many
faux-leather jackets, shorts, dresses, pants, etc. that look
expensive without that expensive price tag.
a pair of wide-leg trousers (one with pleats if you’re really
feeling bold) into your closet is worth it in my eyes to build out
the sophisticated side of your wardrobe. I’m especially loving
the tan and khaki hues.
a new accessory into your uniform can easily make it feel new
again. So I told my friend to try an of-the-moment chunkier gold
chain to bring a fashion-girl twist to her daily look.
the knitwear realm, cardigans definitely reign supreme in my eyes
as a chic throw-on piece. The beauty is that there’s a variety of
iterations out there to suit every style, including heavier sweater
versions, shrunken picks, longline silhouettes, and so on.
Next, check out
more fresh ways to style your favorite basics.
Read Full Story: Fashion blogs