Timeless Wardrobe Heroes to Add to Your Fall Closet
You may be wondering, ‘what’s a wardrobe hero’? These are the pieces you keep coming back to and are mainstays in your closet. They don’t necessarily have to be basics. A good wardrobe hero can be anywhere from your favorite layering knit to an eye-catching animal print jacket. Nonetheless, they’re trend-proof and are considered forever staples.
And when it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, these are the key pieces you want. They’re able to be mix and matched in a myriad of ways to create various outfits with just a few pieces. The styling possibilities could be endless. Especially if you love a minimal closet, what’s not to love?
We totally get it, it can be hard to get started and find the right choices. You don’t want something that could look plain and repetitive, but also not riddled with season-dependent styles. We’re here to help strike a balance—or simply just add more classic garbs to your already stylish collection. Here are nine wardrobe heroes you’ll surely love wearing on repeat.
The Wide-Leg Pant
H Halston Side Trim Wide Leg Pants
Denim jeans are a favorite and all, but a pair of wide-leg trousers provide much more versatility. While jeans always lean towards casual, a tailored pant can be worn anywhere from the office with a silk blouse to a casual lunch on a Sunday with a graphic tee. But no matter the occasion (or lack thereof), trust that this is a piece you can count on for easy polish.
Fall fashion wouldn’t be complete without a great selection of knits. It’s a layering favorite and a worthy investment to take you all the way to winter and still cozy up during the spring. Shopping for a capsule collection of a few yet reliable pieces will serve you well: two sweaters—one print, one solid—a medium-length cardigan, and a turtleneck for when the temperature declines.
Hailey Oversized Color Block Shirt
Whether or not it’s an Instagram trend, button-down shirts will always be a mainstay in any wardrobe. Its appeal really comes from its adaptability. Wear a fitted one with a tailored trouser for work or layer with an oversized version during the weekends. It’s practical and offers a wide range of styling possibilities for any activity—even the beach. So if there’s one thing to add to your shopping list first, it’s a trusty button-down.
Accessorizing tends to be overlooked, especially when you’re in a rush. But even small elements can make a different in your look to make it look refined and complete. This is where metallic jewelry comes in. A pair of shapely, ear-hugging hoops decorate an ensemble well without clashing with any piece; it even adds a modern touch. In terms of necklaces, a dainty pendant is always a nice detail to pair with plunging or v-necklines. Feeling for a dressier look? A chain necklace is a worthy finisher.
The Statement Jacket
Plaid Long Shacket With Self Tie Belt
Trust us, a statement jacket will be your savior for fall-winter. It’s the final, one-and-done touch when assembling layers full of minimal pieces. We love a paisley blazer to top off a basic ensemble for the office that’s easily transitionable to after-work dinners. For something more off duty-friendly, an animal print coat will keep you cozy whether worn as a robe with your favorite jeans or close cinched with a belt.
The Go-to Jean
Westport Signature 5 Pocket Bootcut Denim Jean Pants
Quite possibly the most important basic in anyone’s closet. What would we all do without a well-fitted pair of jeans? Denim isn’t only timeless but it’s constantly evolving with new silhouettes and styles each season that enable you to play with shapes and put together a variety of looks—from relaxed to polished. A bootcut is great for elongating the legs, especially when worn high-waisted with a cropped or tucked-in top. Wide is for those weekends with a clean pair of sneakers. Somewhere in between is a straight leg that’s even wearable to casual Fridays with a blazer.
For those times when you’re in a rush, count on a jumpsuit to do all the work. The appeal of a one-piece comes from its ease of wear and eliminating the dilemma of putting separates together. We love a utilitarian-style jumpsuit that’s literally a one and done. Sleeveless styles on the other hand, can serve as a great base for layering. Some of the best pairs for it are turtlenecks or sweaters, a long duster coat, or a cropped leather jacket to show off the jumpsuit’s length.
The Black Dress
Dressed up or down, a black dress is an incredibly versatile piece for just about any occasion. A tank or tube dress style is a simple and straightforward choice for off duty days with a cardigan or relaxed jacket. While glamming up for cocktail hour and black tie parties is a breeze with a high slit number or a slip midi with a form-fitting waist to flatter the figure.
The Work Top
Dr2 Abstract Print Button Down Top
Forget about plain colors, your work capsule doesn’t have to be boring. When shopping for a work top, look for textures and prints that can elevate your usual office wear formula. This peplum blouse not only adds shape but is also in a neutral pattern that’s not too overpowering—perfect to wear with your favorite tailored pants. When you’re not feeling prints, try a pleated chiffon blouse with bell-sleeved cuffs that embody subtle sophistication.
Build a Versatile Wardrobe
The beauty of a great wardrobe doesn’t just lie on trendiness. It’s an assemblage of pieces that are flexible, seasonless, and can stand the test of time. Investing in basics and other wardrobe heroes bear smooth everyday dressing that needs no overthinking. These are selections that are able to be paired with updated silhouettes each season in a breeze and certainly one you can count on time and time again.
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