If you’re anything like me, you walk into your closet and always find you have nothing to wear. You already have a ton of clothes, maybe too many, but just don’t feel like there is anything is your closet that would complete or elevate your outfit.
You could also be on a tight budget or just love to bargain shop (like me) or aren’t very interested in designer labels.
Luckily, it doesn’t take a ton of money or designer labels to have a few staples that upgrade your wardrobe. Investing in these few key pieces will dress up your workwear, elevate your weekend wear, and add new life to your jeans and tee.
Staples like these will be in style year after year and can be worn on repeat and in many different combinations. Plus, you can score most of these staples at your favorite thrift stores or discount retailers like TJMaxx and Nordstrom Rack.
Knee, calf, or ankle height boots can be worn during at least three seasons and you could get away with ankle boots almost year round. Leather ages well over time and will also soften and mold to your foot.
Depending on the type of boot, you can wear them with a great midi skirt, your favorite skinny jeans, or even straight leg jeans to give your bland jeans and tee a more elevated look.
Along the same lines as the boots, a great leather jacket is an easy thing to throw on over your outfit to give it a little bit of edge. It can be worn with so many different clothing options – over a dress, with jeans and a tee, or with a skirt and sweater.
Find one with a great fit, not too tight and not too baggy, and the perfect cropped length hitting just at or above your hips. Black is a great universal color for a leather jacket but cognac would also be a beautiful addition to your wardrobe.
You cannot go wrong with the perfect pair of pumps. Nude and natural black are my go-to’s that literally can be worn with any outfit and give it just a little extra.
I love a great pair of classic pumps and have a bunch in different colors for all different outfits and occasions.
Blazers aren’t just for workwear, you can pair them with jeans and a tank or tee and those classic pumps from above and have a great girls night out or cocktail hour outfit.
Longer boyfriend type of blazers are more flattering and you can get them in so many different colors and patterns.
I’m not a huge fan of the “party arm” but I do love a good statement watch. Think chunky and larger than average face with a meatal band. Then keep the rest of your jewelry simple while bunching up the sleeves of your blazer to show off the watch.