You don’t need a complete closet full of trendy pieces to look stylish. All it takes is a handful of reliable clothing items that you can mix and match with “the moment” items. Think of good quality, classic pieces – tops, bottoms, jackets, shoes and accessories that never go out of style.
Each season, you simply add a few staples of these garments to your collection, remembering how they will integrate with what you already have. Over time, you will have a flawless garment that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
If you want to upgrade your wardrobe in 2022, here are some great options you won’t want to miss.
A button-down blouse. Whether it’s paired with a suit or jeans, you can never go wrong with a simple button-down in a classic color like black or white. I’m a big fan of both LILYSILK’s Basic Concealed Placket Shirt ($ 95) and Vintage Tie Neck Silk Shirt ($ 125). LILYSILK, a brand committed to zero waste, derives its natural fiber from mulberry trees, which require less water than cotton. In addition to being shiny and gorgeous, these blouses are light and breathable, which makes them wearable all year round.
A versatile sweater. Brands like Oliver Charles have an amazing selection of unisex sweaters that come in easy color combinations with navy, light gray, charcoal and burgundy. One thing about Oliver Charles sweaters is that the brand uses a 3D knitting technology that can knit sweaters all at once, making them completely non-stop. This makes them lighter, stronger and better for the environment. And, unlike your typical Kashmiri sweater, these are machine washable. However, the antimicrobial properties of wool mean that you rarely have to worry about washing. Two big bonuses.
A classic white tea. There are many options for T-shirts. But not everyone is created equal. When it comes to comfort and quality, I personally prefer Bern Conrad’s Mia Relaxed Modern Top ($ 75) – a luxury take on a basic crew neck tee but made with a comfortable modern cut in the brand’s trademarked RalmTex?? Knit fabric, which was designed to increase cellular oxygenation and local conduction at the bottom.
A sleeveless turtleneck. Often overlooked, the sleeveless turtleneck is a versatile wardrobe piece that is amazing to look at or layered like other pieces of your wardrobe. I recommend this option from The Slip Shirt Collection ($ 80), which is made from a smooth, medium-weight stretch cotton blend that doesn’t drape and stick.
A comfortable lounge set. This is the easiest way to look beautiful and feel comfortable while working from home or relaxing around the house. And although I have a lot of favorites in this section, my favorite of the moment is JJ Winks’ Comfortable Fleece Collection. Sweater Weather Top ($ 112) and Hot Java Pants ($ 78) give the comfort of your favorite sweatshirt – without a bra. This luxurious fleece top is warm and fuzzy (perfect for the cold winter months) and is designed with the brand’s signature Light Hug® material inside, so you can still be sleek looking sleek. I also like that you wear this sweater off-the-shoulder for a fun, sexy look.
Quality outerwear. Outerwear is important when it comes to the things needed to make these cold months bolder. Pro Tip: Invest in the quote of a brand like Troy London, a great luxury British Heritage brand with timeless pieces that will take you to the English countryside instantly. The Troy London Wax Parka ($ 400), donated by The Duchess of Cambridge, features a sports-lux lining that provides complete waterproof protection and this casual but elegant coat offers an urban appeal with a snug waist and drawstring hood. My personal favorite in the collection, however, is the Heathland Coat ($ 486). This lightweight walking style coat has a large swing shape and structured cotton shell, contrast checkered lining and a soft corduroy collar. I also like the large storage pockets, the inside of the zip breast pocket and the nice gold finish. This jacket goes great with any outfit.
Cute flat: To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of high heels. And, after spending so much time at home over the last few years, the heels in my closet are very low. Can’t I get enough these days? A great pair of flats, like the Selina Midnight Flats ($ 265) from Bells & Becks’ luxury day-night shoe collection. Created by Gap Inc.’s former 25-year merchandising head, Selina is a ballet flat modernized with a ridiculously soft, padded Italian napa leather lining, insole and outsole for extra comfort. Featuring a square toe that is ideal for wide feet, Selina is designed to be worn all day and for walking in five colors: Black, Midnight, Blush, Silver and Snake.
I am also a big fan of cocktail sneakers, a women-founded brand that designs and delivers incredibly comfortable, super-stylish and classic sneakers that are easily paired with dresses and skirts like jeans, leggings, shorts and capris. . My personal favorites are the red suede weekend ($ 215) – they add a gorgeous pop of color to any outfit – and the metallic rose gold slip-on sophistication ($ 225).
A chic handbag: The recently launched brand NOIRANCA has a fantastic collection of PETA-approved vegan leather bags that have been consciously crafted with an ethical focus. Inspired by the natural beauty of the eyes, the Alice Mini ($ 235) comes in three different colors (dusty rose, olive green and blue) and it’s the perfect portable shape, making it a great way to add a pop of color and personality to any outfit.