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10 Things Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

The start of each new season brings about a lot of fashion decisions, like “what should I invest in?”, “what new trends should I buy?”, and “how much should I spend on them?” Instead of picking up random trending pieces one by one, consider building a capsule wardrobe and streamlining your closet. After all, this time of year is busy as is—your closet should be a curated collection of your absolute favorite items, and bring you joy.

Here are ten items we think every woman needs in her closet year round, but especially for fall:

1. Quality denim.

First on our list has to be jeans, obviously. We’re Californians, after all! Jeans are an everyday staple around here that can be worn to virtually every occasion, and we’re currently lusting over Everlane’s Denim line. Have you shopped it yet? At $68 per pair, you can’t beat the price (or quality).

2. A classic blazer.

Structured outerwear is trending for fall, but let’s be honest: isn’t it always in style? When it comes to layering pieces, we look to basics like a structured blazer (this one from J.Crew is timeless) that you can pair with everything from a concert tee on the weekends to a silk blouse for big meetings. Remember: it’s all about versatility, and investing in pieces that do it all.

3. White t-shirts—and lots of them.

When can’t you wear a white t-shirt? It’s should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Pair a white tee with your favorite pair of denim, underneath a party skirt with a great jacket, or on the weekends with leggings. Any way you style it, a white tee is a must.

4. A trusty work tote.

We’re crushing on tote bags for fall. Carry it from work to drinks, or take it on your weekend vacation. With enough room to house all of your essentials, a tote bag is the way to go.

5. A T-Shirt Bra, that lays flat underneath it all.

Committing to all of these wardrobe staples is great, but don’t forget about your base layer—your bra! While we recommend having seven bras in your rotation, the first should be a basic, like our T-Shirt Bra or Perfect Coverage Bra. Both styles have a smoothing effect, which means you officially never have to deal with your bra cups showing through your top again.

6. Classic black sunglasses.

Odds are, you have a pile of sunglasses you’ve collected over the years, yet reach for the same, simple pair every time you leave the house. Sound familiar? Consider donating all of them and just holding onto one simple black pair. Looking for an affordable option? This pair from Quay are under $60, but look like they carry a much higher price tag. Score!

7. Ballet flats, that you can dress up or down.

We all have that one pair of flats that work with everything (from jeans and a tee to a simple black dress) and can be worn from work to drinks to weekend playdates. A pair of simple black ballet flats will carry you through the seasons—and years.

8. Seamless underwear!

Underwear can either be your best friend or a finicky foe. If you’re looking for the one pair you need that will stay hidden underneath it all, opt for seamless. If you’re a thong girl, we would recommend a Seamless Thong in your Naked shade, so that you can say goodbye to underwear lines for good. (Not into thongs? A bikini or cheeky option is great, too!)

9. A trusty blouse.

You can never go wrong with a silk blouse, in a staple hue like white, light grey, or camel. The Essential Silk Shirt from Equipment is worth every penny, once you factor in just how often you’ll end up wearing it.

10. A little black dress.

Last but certainly (never!) least, the iconic little black dress. Date night staple and the ultimate “I have nothing to wear” throw-on-and-go piece, a little black dress is a true must-have in every fashion girl’s wardrobe.

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