10 //Must Have// Items in Your Closet

January 6, 2016

We all know everyone’s style is different and of course that’s a good thing!  We don’t want to see everyone wear the exact same outfit, but there are some classic pieces that every girl should have in her closet (in my opinion) regardless of her fashion taste!


A black blazer is a great piece to have because it’s classy, simple, and can be worn with pretty much anything whether it be a tee-shirt, dress, blouse etc. etc. it is definitely a must have!  I have worn mine on job interviews, out to dinner, and even a night out-it really is a classic piece.  As an added bonus I always think blazers are super comfy and can take your ensemb from casual to dressy!

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Having one pair of dark wash skinny jeans without any distress or fade is another must.  Dark wash denim can also be worn dressy or casual whether it be out to dinner or even in some work environments on casual day.  The dark wash denim is much more passable when going out to a nice dinner over light wash.  You can dress it up with a nice blazer or blouse-plus darker colored jeans make you look slimmer!

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Even though I really dislike wearing dresses, another timeless item is a black dress.  I even own one that I got on sale from Forever 21 because I knew it would literally be perfect for any occasion whether it be a party, night out, or date.  It’s nice to have one that is not too short or too long, and you can even throw a blazer over it!  It is a clothing item that will never go out of style.

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Shoes are something that should not be overlooked when making this list.  More specifically owning a pair of flats is a definite must have.  I love flats (especially nude ones because they can be worn with anything) because most of the time I feel so much more comfortable in them. They’re comfy and can be worn casual or dressy whether it be shopping during the day or dancing at night.

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Owning a good bra is probably the most important item on this list because it basically is the foundation for your entire outfit.  Most people don’t realize that wearing the right bra can completely change the way your clothes look.  I love the tee shirt bras because it looks smooth and natural under my clothes.  Nude is also my fav go to color because it works with any color top whether it be white or black.

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Now, I know leggings are all the rage these days, and to be honest I used to hate them completely.  Since Kat talked me into wearing them, I now own four pairs.  I chose to buy them because they’re so stretchy and can be worn with any flowy, long blouse or tank.  Also, they can be worn to run errands or you can wear leather leggings, which Kat does, with a nice top for a dressier night out.

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This item may not exactly be in your closet per say but you get my drift.  Owning a classic time piece is something every girl needs.  I know not all women love to wear watches so either a bracelet, necklace, or earrings that can be worn with most outfits is a must if you’re not into wristwatches.  This item will be a bit of an investment, but I think owning a quality, gold watch is essential because it can be worn all day everyday forever.

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I know I said I don’t love wearing heels, but I do own a pair of black pumps simply because they can be worn wherever and whenever.  They don’t have to be super high but I suggest they be plain and close toed so you have the option of wearing them to work as well as other fun events.  They’re an elegant shoe that can be paired with just about any outfit!

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I own about 3 plain white tee’s.  I love them because I think they look great with jeans, especially dark wash, and if long enough can be worn with leggings.  Sometimes you just need something plain and simple without any detail or design and it’ll really make you look fabulous!  It is def an important style basic.

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This last item is pretty vague, but it’s a necessity.  Every girl should own something they feel confident in.  It can be pants, a dress, a sweater, a tee-anything! It doesn’t matter what the item is, but it should be something you can throw on and just feel good about yourself, no matter what kind of day it is.  Remember it’s all about how you feel in what you’re wearing so wear it for yourself not for other people!

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I know a lot of these pieces are a bit on the pricey side, but remember they are pretty much the foundation of your wardrobe.  You can mix and match them with almost any clothing item casual or dressy.  So, it’s important to invest in these 10 items because you really will get your wear out of them and they will be essential staples for forever!

Here’s a snapshot of some of our must-have items in our closet!

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  • Reply The Velvet Runway February 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Really useful post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Kristina Nicolaus February 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      You’re too sweet! I’m glad you like it, and thank you so much for your comment!!

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