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Essential Clothing Pieces That You Need in Your Closet

Beauty & Style

We've all had the universal experience of having nothing to wear. As we head back to school, we notice our wardrobe and think, "this is so last year" and want to "bling" it. Usually, the problem is you don't know what clothes to pair up together, or your wardrobe doesn't mix and match that easily. Most of us have bought clothes due to microtrends like VSCO or Y2k but soon throw the clothes away. Here are the top clothing essentials you need to have that will never get old, even if your aesthetic changes.

Classic white button-up

A classic white button-up is not an exciting piece of clothing, but it's a great layering piece and gives any outfit a classy look. You can wear it with anything, whether it's jeans, shorts or even a skirt. This essential can be worn at a formal event with a coat, or at the beach in jeans and shorts. It's important to invest in a good button-up, since it's a piece you can wear over and over again. This timeless piece is known to take you through the ups and downs of your life and is extremely versatile.


Whether it be dinner, wedding reception, or it's just chilly outside, you can never go wrong with a blazer. Blazers can be paired with anything: over a dress, jeans, a t-shirt, or even a crop top. It's an easy way to elevate your wardrobe and a plain, boring outfit. When wearing the blazer, make sure the sleeves are not too long, and it's not too puffy on your shoulders. Try to find neutral colors, like black or gray, so that you can pair the blazer up with different outfits easily. If you can, have it tailored, as it will look more expensive and fit you better.

Leather Leggings

Leather leggings go with anything (literally). The leggings are surprisingly very comfortable, having a soft lining and a high stretch. They are not limited to a season and truly are a must-have. The occasions are endless, from wearing it for a presentation to a girl's night out. Wear these with a sweater vest, or an oversized sweatshirt. For an edgy look, wear leather on leather.

Sweater Vest

No, you will not look like a grandpa or a history teacher. Beloved by most dressers in the world, including Tyler the creator, this vital piece keeps you warm and stylish. The sweaters come in different patterns and materials, from Supima cotton to wool in kaleidoscopic colors. You can wear it with a t-shirt or full sleeves for the winter. If you're not sure how to style them, start with basic neutral colors, then move up to bolder colors.

Denim Jeans

Denim jeans are a must in your wardrobe, whether it be high-waisted or mom jeans. Available in multiple colors, like black, blue, red, and any other color you can think of. They are remarkably durable, withstanding everyday wear. Denim jeans are also easy to match, naturally going well with dark and light-colored clothes.


One of the fundamental components of your closet and the one most overlooked is a tank top. Just ask Gigi Hadid or Cindy Bruna if you're not sure. Tank tops can be used as a layering piece or can be worn on their own, whether you wear them with denim jeans or sweatpants. Tanktops range from classic ribbed styles to crewnecks and camis, so you will want to stock up on them.

Have fun redesigning your wardrobe, and here's to the new year!

Angelina Manoj
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Angelina is a Junior in high school and is a passionate writer and artist. If she isn't writing, you can find her reading, painting, or playing her violin.