So you’re looking in your closet and realize you have nothing to wear? That’s just plain not true! With these foundational pieces, you can make just about any outfit.
Stripes in different spots
Make the red, white and stripes-all-over style look casual with a cute crop top, black skinnies and funky platform Mary Jane wedges. Take the look to the office with simple, well-fitting black slacks, red power pumps and a sheer silken blouse — but don’t forget to wear something under it!
Perfect for hiding tummy pooches and accentuating the… ahem… girls — peplum tops are the perfect combination of dressy and casual. Take your cobalt blue peplum to the summer festival with cute skinnies, a funky summertime fedora and casual wedges. Dress it up for meeting day at the office with a sexy-yet-professional pencil skirt, nude pumps and a demure gold necklace.
Cross-body, cross outfits
The brown cross-body bag goes perfect with just about any outfit. Make it girly with a floral maxi dress and sandals during the summer, or simply run errands in a simple army-green tank, slouchy jeans and comfortable combat boots.
Little black dress
No fashionable girl can get by without one! The little black dress has long been a closet staple. Take it out for drinks with the ladies with mint wedges and a matching necklace. Then take it to the office with black suede pumps and a standout off-white statement necklace.
Skinny jeans are a trend that’s here to stay, and you can keep them casual two different ways. Add a simple red tank to classic wedges for a timeless, figure-flattering look or pair them with a throwback polka-dot blouse and Mary Jane flats. Really, the possibilities for the perfect denim skinnies are endless.
Go girly or boho with combat boots. These little wonders butch up too-girly outfits, such as this peach dress with turquoise drop-triangle earrings. Channel your inner hippie with a too-cute poncho-inspired top, skinny jeans and your trusty combat boots.
A solid crop
The crop top is back, but don’t go all Britney Spears on us. The best way to wear the modern crop is with a high-waisted skirt, showing just a touch of belly. Keep it cool and simple with a chevron-printed cotton maxi and sandals or dress it up for a night on the town with a sexy red pencil skirt and peep-toe platforms.
Girl gone grunge
The floral dress might not seem like the most edgy thing in your closet, but there are two ways to wear it. First, you have the classic, feminine way — with pretty wedge sandals and a simple cross-body bag. But when you’re ready to experiment, go ’90s. Tights paired with black combat boots make this a totally Clueless look.
The high-low skirt is a super-simple way to always look dressed up. Pair with a mint tank and cute strappy sandals for a casual-meets-classy style. For a night out, add a crop top and effortless wedges. Totally trendy.
Color me denim
Colored denim is here to stay. Embrace it with a great pair of semi-neutral maroon skinnies. Add a touch of masculinity with a loose-fitting tank with tribal print and combat boots or go pretty with a navy peplum, black pumps and a classic gold necklace.