Out With The Old In With The New

10 Closet Essentials To Update Your Wardrobe

Time to check off your closet checklist and complete your essential women's wardrobe.

By Danielle Wright

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The new year calls for a new beginning, which includes your wardrobe. While you may have tons of jeans and graphic tees, there are some key essentials every woman should have on hand in their closet. 

Whether it's a last-minute invite to an evening soiree that calls for a little black dress, or a trip to Target from the office, having simple yet buildable pieces in your personal stock will make it easier to style for all fashion emergencies. Plus, it’ll help you save extra coins in the long run. 

Scroll ahead and shop 10 wardrobe essentials for women to stay up-to-date and prepared all year. 


O2Monde Asha Sneakers Local

$288

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With society being more lenient to comfort wear, sneakers have officially rebranded from athletic shoes to dressy runners. O2Monde’s eye catching Asha sneaker is made with vegan materials and makes a glossy statement with any outfit. 

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Merlette Eaton Dress Local

$290

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The famous Little Black Dress has become an absolute need in a woman’s closet. Merlette’s midi Eaton Dress reimagines the essential with an A-line silhouette and an accent contrast stitching that transforms the dress from simplistic to immaculate. 

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Good American Good Boy

$169

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While every woman might have a stack of jeans in their closet, it’s important to own one without holes and stitching. Although purposeful holes have become popular in style, a clean denim jean is limitless to occasion. The Good Boy jeans from Good American can be worn from casual Fridays at work to conferences and gatherings. Spotless jeans are an absolute need. 

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Express Fitted Tee

$24

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Plain white tees are needed throughout the year, especially for those white tee and denim jean photoshoots. The fitted tee from Express is easily buildable with accessories, a jacket or even a belt. This tee will definitely come in handy for those style emergencies. 

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Brandon Blackwood Cortni Bag 

$200

Every woman needs a go-to bag that will accompany them from meetings and events to lunch and the store. Brandon Blackwood’s leather Cortni Bag is the perfect monochromatic sidekick to store all your essentials while matching any look. 

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Cleobella Freya Blouse Local

$158

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Transitioning from graphic tees to Blouses is a right of passage to womanhood. Blouses are essential from the office, to conferences, special events and church. Cleobella’s detailed Freya blouse features embroidery accents and is flexible to wear through any season. 

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Vivala Pointed-Toe Patterned Flats

$63

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Flats have become an underrated wardrobe essential as heels and sneakers have become a bigger preference. However, brands like Vivaia are upping their flats style with a Pointed-Toe Pattern. These simple yet versatile flats help elongate legs with its stripe pattern and is suitable for any occasion. 

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Lulus Off The Edge Black Vegan Leather Moto Jacket

$68

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A leather jacket is the ultimate standard in style. The classic piece adds an edge to any look while keeping you warm especially in fall/winter weather. Lulu’s Off The Edge variation is made with vegan leather, points for eco-friendly use, and zipper pockets with belted detail.

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Steve Madden Vala Camel Patent

$100

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A nude pump can take any outfit from drab to chic. Steve Madden’s classic Vala Camel Patent comes in a variety of neutrals to match your skin tone for a clean office or professional look. 

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Zara Straight Cut Blazer

$36

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Blazers are the fashion-forward alternative to sweaters and are perfect for spring and summer weather. They are also an easy way to include a pop of color. Zara’s Straight Cut Blazer is a timeless '90s teal and a perfect length to be worn with jeans or fitted pants. 

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