10 Wardrobe Basics Every Closet Needs

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Warmer weather is here and more than ever before, I've found myself crazy determined to kick off Spring cleaning in a big way. Although I'd love to go on a mad dash through the house throwing piles of random knick knacks into a box to Goodwill, that tactic truthfully never ends well and I always find it much wiser to assess the items that I actually love the best and work down from there. I'm talking about finding those joy-sparking items that will get you through the best and worst of times.(Anyone else a huge fan of the Kon Mari method? Oh man, it gets my organizational heart thumping. I'll probably do an entire blog post dedicated to that obsession in the future.)

Because I've found it so useful to keep a handful of favorite basics that can be mix-and-matched with just about anything, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 10 workhorse wardrobe pieces that can be worn and re-worn to bits and help elevate any outfit.

Check out my video showing how to rocking these 10 basics here:

Speaking of Spring cleaning, did anyone notice that new lob I was flinging around in the video? Yeah. I chopped it all off again. Let me tell you, I feel about 100 lbs lighter and no longer under constant attack from baby hands. I'm still a little freaked out by the idea of "mom hair" but omg the freeeeeeedom! 

Do you guys have all the pieces the list? Did I miss one of your must-haves? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. This is a great list! I already own most of them thank goodness. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I literally have all of these listed, haha. I think everybody should have these items, too but of course, the little black dress is a definite must!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

    1. Haha, then I bet your wardrobe is quite balanced! I totally agree, the little black dress is a non-negotiable. I especially like the versatility!

  3. I loved The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I read it right before I moved to my new house and was so motivated to simplify my belongings.

    Where are your favorite places to get basics? I tend to get mine from Forever 21 and Old Navy but I wanted to branch out to find more longer-lasting, quality pieces. Thanks!

    1. It's so cheesy to say it, but it REALLY WAS life changing! I loved the book and wish I could've read it years and years ago. :)

      My favorite place to get basics are J. Crew, Aritzia, and funny enough Target! J. Crew is probably the best though, since they have a large range of sizes.

  4. You are so cute!

  5. Such a fun and cute video. Agree with every single staple!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  6. Hi Jen! Can I ask you where you got your hoop earrings from that you've been sporting lately? Thank you!