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5 Classic Wardrobe Essentials

Do you have a ton of clothes yet nothing to wear? You might just be a little too focused on trends instead of curating a timeless, functional wardrobe that will look great no matter what’s in style this season. Instead of opting for a great bargain on a trendy top or handbag, invest in solid basics that you can effortlessly style with pieces already in your closet.


Flattering Jeans

There’s nothing like a great pair of jeans that fit well. The cut, color, and quality matter for ideal comfort and versatility.

women's blue denim bottoms

The Go-To Jacket

The go-to jacket is typically a denim or leather jacket in styles that can range from varsity to motorcycle. You can also wear this oversized with a pair of shorts or leggings and your favorite boots for a comfy, yet stylish look.

black leather zip-up jacket on white textile


A black dress is a staple in any wardrobe, whether it’s a mini, midi, or a maxi dress it’s sure to flatter your body and can easily be worn as a casual look with sneakers or a more sophisticated one with a pair of heels and a clutch.

woman in black boots

Oversized Tote

A neutral bag that can fit all of your must-haves plus more is perfect for the gal on the go. Whether you are a student, frequent flyer, busy mom, or an impulsive shopper you’ll need one of these in your wardrobe.

brown leather handbag on white table

Shoes for the Sole

A great pair of flat shoes, whether ballerinas, sturdy flats sandals, or tennis shoes are a must-have especially when you’re going to be on your feet for a long period of time. These are great to keep in your car when after a night out because heels hurt. Beauty is pain, but being practical pays off.

black and black and white Converse All Star high-top sneakers

Honorable Mentions

Oversized sweaters, pencil skirts, and nude pumps are easy-to-style closet essentials perfect for pretty much any occasion.

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It’s a Haute Girl Summer! Get Into the Breezy Beach Vibe for Your Warm-Weather Wardrobe

Summer is here and it’s time for a major upheaval of your plush padded puffers and cozy cashmere coats. It’s all about lightweight fabrics that keep you cool when outside is scorching hot. A few fabrics that are a must-have for staying on trend this summer are gauze, chiffon, and linen. They’ve totally taken over my timeline! Aesthetics trending on social like; coastal grandmother, clean girl, and balletcore are surefire indicators of what will be in fashion for the warmer months. Keep reading to find the 5 fabrics you need in your closet for a breezy summer capsule wardrobe.

Warm Weather Fabrics


This soft, airy cotton fabric is comfortable and breathable so you won’t have to worry about getting sweaty while basking in the sun. While double gauze clothing might be a bit too warm for the summer heat, a cotton gauze summer dress or a crinkle gauze dress are great new additions to your summer wardrobe. If dresses aren’t really your thing, a pair of pull-on crinkle gauze shorts could be the right fit.

Blue Prim crinkled cotton-gauze shorts | PARADISED | NET-A-PORTER
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Are you a fan of neat, clean lines? Seersucker is a great option for your button-downs, dresses, and summer shorts. It’s perfect for a preppy, sophisticated yet laid-back look. A red and white seersucker dress is an awesome pick for any summer holiday get-together.

V-Neck Seersucker Dress Checkered |
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Fancy a Canadian tuxedo during the summer months? Chambray is the way to go. You get the look of denim without the weight of it. A chambray summer shirt dress is a classic summer look.

Women's Signature Chambray Shirt Dress | Dresses & Skirts at L.L.Bean
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Easy, effortless, luxe looks with linen are ideal for your summer soirees. It can be dressed up or down and provide an elegant flair to summer basics. Opt for oversized and pair with chic accessories for a beach brunch or BBQ.

Cream + NET SUSTAIN The 03 washed-linen shirt and shorts set | DEIJI  STUDIOS | NET-A-PORTER
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It doesn’t get much lighter than this! This super breezy, sheer fabric is perfect for summer tops and skirts. Chiffon is the ideal fabric choice for your capsule wardrobe this season. Choose a chiffon summer dress or flowy skirt for your next outing.

Wilfred New Aritzia Terre Chiffon Accordion Pleated Pull On Midi Skirt  Listed By Galore Consignment - Tradesy
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Which of these fabrics are you planning to add to your warm-weather wardrobe? What summer styles have you been seeing on social that you’ve been eager to try out? Comment below with your favorites!