5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I’m all about versatile pieces. When you have clothes and accessories that can be worn multiple ways you save money in the long run since you can create so many different looks. Plus I love the chic, minimalist outfits that you can make with neutral pieces. Below I’m talking about 5 closet staples that can be worn year-round and I’d love to hear about your must-have items in the comments!

5 CLOSET STAPLES YOU NEED YEAR-ROUND

  1. Distressed denim. I pretty much live in skinny jeans and tend to wear my distressed styles most often. This pair of slim boyfriend jeans has the blown-out knees, which I’m obsessed with right now. The placement is perfect because I don’t feel like I’m making the holes bigger when I sit down or bend my knees. They are really soft and comfy, so I’ve been living in them lately. And right now they are ON SALE for only $35! You can see how I dressed them up slightly in this post.
  2. White Blouse. I don’t think it’s possible to have too many white blouses in your closet. They are simple yet chic and create a crisp look. I got this white blouse from Tobi (c/o) and love the chiffon fabric and drapey front. It’s only $50 and comes in 3 other colors, too. I dressed it down with distressed denim in this outfit, but I’m excited to dress it up with black skinny jeans and heels for a night out.
  3. Everyday handbag. I’m bad about switching out my purses, so I love handbags that go with everything. This cognac-colored crossbody bag (also styled here) is perfect for running errands or going out to dinner. It’s large enough to hold my phone, wallet, sunglasses and more, but slim enough that it doesn’t feel like I’m lugging around a large tote.
  4. Loafer Mules. I was on the hunt for some Gucci lookalikes and finally came across a Steve Madden pair that was almost identical, but for a fraction of the price. The flat slip-on style is really comfortable and they can be dressed up or down. They looked really cute in the winter with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater and for spring they look adorable with dresses or shorts. I’ve seen a ton of similar styles come out over the last few months, so there are plenty of options under $50!
  5. High-quality sunglasses. When I lived in Seattle I opted for cheap $12 pairs since I didn’t need them too often, but now that I wear them on a daily basis here in Vegas I decided a nice pair would be worth the splurge. I bought these Ray-Bans on Black Friday when they were 30% off and have been wearing them ever since! The quality is hard to beat. I was nervous about spending a lot on sunglasses since I have lost and broken some before, but I take much better care of them because of the heftier price tag. I still buy less expensive pairs if I want to try out a trendy style, but these classic aviators were definitely worth the investment.

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends
5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

5 Closet Staples You Need Year-Round, fashion blog, spring outfit idea, Treats and Trends

What are your year-round closet staples?

  • Antonia Genov

    I agree, especially splurging on the accessories & filling in with basic pieces.

  • Definitely some perfect closet staples! I love this white top and it looks so good paired with your denim!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • I so agree on the all of these! Especially a good, neutral bag. I don’t like to switch my bag a lot either, so I always opt for one that goes with everything!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

  • These are definite closet staples, and they all look amazing on you! The perfect look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • These are perfect essentials in my book too! Love this cool casual chic look Jamie.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • Love the idea of this post Jamie, and I totally agree. Those mules are perfect and what a deal. I agree designer sunglasses are a must and they push you to take care of them!

    x, C
    Je M’appelle Chanel

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    I totally agree with you on those essentials dear! This outfit is the perfect combo for everyday :)
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • I need some new distressed denim, the pair I have now is too distressed lol. I also need a white blouse, I have to get mine tailored but it’s so worth it. I’m ordering some high-quality sunglasses this weekend, maybe a fun cat eye or some simple aviators.

    • Yes definitely worth it! How fun, a cat eye would be cute! You can never go wrong with aviators though :)

  • Except for the mules, I have it all :) Ever since Uniqlo opened near my house I discover how easy it is to dress when you stack up on basics

    Alyssa // STYLE VANITY ❤️

  • Katie Schubert

    Yep, yep, yep! All great staples! :)

    Katie | Willow and White

  • Kate

    A year round staple for me is a well fitting blazer. They’re the perfect layering piece and instantly dress up an outfit. My other staple is a simple pearl necklace. It looks classy with just about anything
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

  • Love the drapy front of that blouse, and you can never have too many pairs of distressed denim <3

    Green Fashionista

    • Thanks, Kate! I completely agree :) I’m so tempted to buy a pair from the Shopbop sale but they look almost identical to these haha

  • I’m in love with these photos!
    http://imogen-may.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Nina

    I love white blouses and high quality sunnies. You look gorgeous in this white blouse.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • María Alejandra

    I really enjoyed this post, the pictures are cool and you look fantastic! Glad I found your blog, I’m now following it! Hope you are having a great week! xx

    María
    http://www.mintsouls.com

    • Thank you so much, Maria!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, too :)