Wardrobe Basics 2.0 – The New Must-Haves For Every Closet

Kerry Pieri
Wardrobe Basics 2.0 – The New Must-Haves For Every Closet
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We know that by now you have your perfect skinny jeans, Audrey Hepburn worthy trench, black pumps and LBD covered, so we’ve compiled the newest crop of basics for every closet.

From the perfect sequin tank to cool yet refined anoraks and black booties, the above 12 items may not come cheap, but they’ll be in such heavy rotation you’ll never look back. The best part? They may just be all you need to get by.

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In a heritage brand meets cool chick sort of way, the anorak makes for perfect weekend gear, or to subdue a sexy dress for day. Belt it over anything for a complete look. Tomboy cargo jacket, $180, by Charley 5.0; Cinched anorak, $78, by BDG

The blouse is back, not that is really went anywhere. With all that leather you've amassed in your closet, turn to something pretty to temper the edge. Lace detail blouse, $316.30, by Beyond Vintage

Drape front blouse, $350, by Alexander Wang

Silk blouse, $325, by Joseph

Everyone needs a little bootie every now and then. Every ensemble looks current with a black suede or leather ankle boot. Black booties, $89, by Steve Madden

Black platform bootie, $375, by Pura Lopez

Black wedge bootie, $530, by MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela

Equal parts American classic and menswear chic, the denim shirt can be worn big for a slouchy belted look or fitted to offset skinny pants. Either way its versatility will have you wondering how many times a week is ok to rock it. Light chambray shirt, $68, by Madewell, Chambray shirt, $98, by J.Crew

Look instantly put-together with a statement cuff. One piece has you fully accessorized. Picado cuff, $575, by Pamela Love, Gold lattice cuff, $188, by Max & Chloe

Not to give all the love to one brand, but Rag & Bone just gets jackets for women. We love a cool blazer in grey, either single or double breasted, it's the perfect touch of preppy chic for jeans or a dress. Riding Blazer, $550, by Rag & Bone, Double breasted blazer, $525, by Rag & Bone

Splatter paint pants, $9.99, by Gap

Harems will come and go, but khaki is forever. A great slouchy pair is chic and comfy and looks adorable with heels and a blazer for work or a sequin tank for dinner. Khaki trousers, $162, by Current Elliot

Slouchy pants, $265, by Theory

Honestly, you need a belt to wear over just about everything, from jackets to sweaters to frocks. Brown is chic and classic. Don't forget to loop the end around itself to stay completely modern. Brown belt with gold buckle, $300, by Prada, Brown belt, $48, by Madewell

In the words of L.L. Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback." Everyone is always lauding leopard as the next big thing, but it's here to stay and serves as the perfect accent piece. Leopard shoulder bag, $1,550, by Lanvin

Not just for evening, sequins are a new all-day staple. Wear it with trousers for a louche 70s look or jeans and heels for a fun flirty look. Sequin top, $240, by See by ChloƩ

Sequin tank, $495, by J.Crew

Black sequin cap sleeve top, $352, by Alice + Olivia

Keep the daisy duke variety out of this sophisticated picture. Today's leather shorts are more office worthy than Harley Davidson convention. Wear with a tee for a relaxed take and don't be afraid to don tights underneath when the cold hits. Grey leather shorts, $445, by Diane von Furstenberg

Grey suede pleated shorts, $135, by Topshop

Black leather shorts, $128, by Urban Outfitters

We cannot sing the praises of the striped tee loud enough. Whenever days at the French Riviera are called to mind, something is going right. Striped tee, $98, by Vince

Striped tee, $42.97, by Monroe

Boatneck tee, $89.60, by Saint James

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