10 Wardrobe Essentials You Need in Your Closet Right Now

Kim and I have gathered ten wardrobe essentials that you will wear no matter what the season is. You don’t need to spend lots of money on these items, as some are extremely affordable and chances you probably have some of these items in your closet. These are the type of items that you will most likely wear on a daily basis and will be able to incorporate them into numerous outfits.

Wardrobe essentials (1) A Plain White Tee

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Whether it’s a v-neck, scoop neck, or an oversized tee you can dress up or dress down a plain white tee depending on where you’re going.  You can easily pair a leather jacket with a white tee and add some strappy heels if you’re going somewhere fancy, or switch it up for a pair of sneakers if you’re just running errands.  It’s a great layering piece to put on your summer dresses and rompers, it provides the extra coverage you need when the weather starts getting colder in the fall.

2) A Denim Jacket

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I bought this denim jacket from Forever 21, but I’m saving up to buy one from Levi’s.

Everybody needs a denim jacket in their closet, they give you that extra warmth when you need it and can add a lot of character to an outfit.  They are many different styles to choose from, from the distressed versions to the oversized versions to the ones with patches or studs.

3) Good Quality Jeans

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We all own a pair of jeans, but it’s important to own jeans that fit you well and make you love the parts of your body you’re not too crazy about. They’re many different types of jeans that will give you different types of effects. You have your typical skinny jeans,  boyfriend jeans,  mom jeans, and of course high-waisted jeans. You have flared out jeans and bootcut jeans, but all you need are jeans that are good enough to wear it to wear it out daily but flattering enough you could wear it on a date.  For those who are more quirky and desire something more interesting than your typical jeans, they’re jeans with detailing like rips, patches, embroidery, and studs.

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Kim’s jeans are from The Gap.

4) A Little Black Dress

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I picked up this casual black dress from a Canadian clothing boutique called Mendocino.

Whether your invited to a party or to an event or going on a date you can never go wrong with a little black dress.  What I love about a black dress is that they are endless possibilities on how you can wear your makeup and how you accessorize it.  It’s easy to add a pop of colour with a black dress like a bold lip or a bright handbag. Of course, black clothing has a slimming effect and that’s always good especially if you’re going to a special occasion.

5) A Bomber Jacket

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Bomber jackets are comfortable and can make your outfit edgier and a more athletic feel. They’re perfect for when you’re feeling lazy and you can’t decide what you want to wear,  but you still want to look good. You can get them in funky prints, embroidery, and sequins. They’re oversized bomber jackets and long line bombers, as well as bombers made of silk and satin that are better for more formal looking outfits.

6) A Leather Jacket

I bought this pleather jacket from Zara.

No matter what the season a leather jacket will always make you look more put together. You don’t need one that is made out of real leather (although I would love one)  for it to look good. It’s a great layering piece and has the ability to make your outfit look more elevated and expensive.

7) A Good Quality Everyday Bag

This is the Prarie Satchel from Coach and it’s big enough to fit all my essentials and it’s made of good quality leather.

Everybodys needs a bag that fits their everyday needs. If you’re a mom, you might want a bag big enough to carry everything you need, if you’re looking for a bag for work something with compartments would be great for you.  If you want something that will last a long time and still look good, then spend a little more money on a handbag.

8) A Statement Piece


Everybody’s style is different and because of that everybody’s statement piece is going to be different. Statement pieces are items that are eye-catching and makes your outfit more interesting. Make sure to invest in your statement pieces, because you want it to be something you can wear with multiple outfits. A statement piece can be anything from a yellow jacket, to a bright red bag, a choker,  or even furry pink heels. It all depends on what your preference is and what you feel comfortable in.

9) A Backpack


Backpacks are just as good as handbags, they’re practical and have become just as popular. They’re not just made for students, they’re also made for those who want to look chic and sophisticated, but don’t want to buy another handbag.  Many high-end brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Burberry and Kate Spade carry leather backpacks with details like studs and fringe.

Finally, Wardrobe essentials (10) Comfortable Sneakers

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Sometimes you don’t want to wear flats or heels because they can be uncomfortable. You want to wear something comfortable and something that will compliment your outfit.  A pair of sneakers that will go well with a dress and a top and jeans, or skirt.   Everyone needs one pair of white kicks and a black pair of jeans.

Photo Credits:  Kimberly Gayle & Mursal Rahman

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