Q: What are the basics that I need in my closet to put together classy, simple, clean outfits for everyday?
A: Ah, the basics. Today, we think of our closet essentials a little differently, as old rules are traded for new classics. For a no-fail everyday wardrobe, always look for pieces that you can rework and reuse together.
What to look for: With that in mind, we've compiled a cool crop of separates that you can change up easily. The mainstays you should look for are a great pair of jeans, a blazer, a knit layer, a white blouse, a neutral skirt, and a day-to-night dress. For footwear, keep it simple for starters — look for a wearable everyday ankle boot, a great flat, and a heel to dress up your outfits. From there, add in bold colors, statement accessories, and on-trend items to transform the things you already own.