I Shop Amazon for a Living, and These Are the 10 Wardrobe Basics That I Wear All the Time

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I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

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With the arrival of the new year, it's officially purging season, and if you're reevaluating your wardrobe, you may want to consider creating a capsule wardrobe.

This versatile, pared down curation of clothing is full of basics that can be mixed and matched. And while it may look a little different for every person and their lifestyle, it remains a simple, easy way to organize your clothing and assemble outfits, saving you time and effort.

I recently rebuilt my own capsule wardrobe after I began working mostly from home, ensuring it was filled with functional pieces for this season of life and that it would be full of well-fitting pieces that made me feel fantastic. The result: a mix of smart, stylish pieces and athleisure essentials that I can wear when meeting friends, hitting the gym, and working remotely.

Editor-Loved Capsule Wardrobe Finds

When I began to curate my closet, I didn't have to start from scratch. I already had some basics, like a warm winter coat, durable workout leggings, and a basic white button-down shirt. I held onto my classic poplin style top knowing I could wear it on its own, or I could layer it under a blazer or sweater. It's not form-fitting, but I still opted to size up for a looser, oversized look that I could pair with jeans, skirts, and even leggings. It's proven to be a year-round workhorse.

Another staple piece that will prove to be practical: a high-quality white T-shirt, and again, I already had one that was perfect. In fact, it was tailor-made for my body. When Amazon offered me the chance to test its new Made for You design service, I opted in and created a custom shirt that was tailored to my measurements. Now I have a classic tee that's not too tight and not too loose. It's another staple that I reach for several times a week.

A versatile dress that can be styled with both sneakers and heels is another handy piece to have on hand, which is why I added this printed wrap dress to my closet. The long-sleeved piece comes in 26 colors featuring various prints and fabrics that all can be worn casually with nice white sneakers (like my go-to kicks) or dressed up with heels. It's the perfect weight for fall and spring, and during the winter, I layer it with tights, boots, and a cardigan.

There are tons of affordable Amazon finds to fill out your capsule wardrobe. Case in point: the hundreds of customer-loved items that fellow shoppers are gravitating towards. These editor-loved options below, which are all under-$75, are a great place to start though.

​​Werforu Women's Skinny Belt Set

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

The Drop Women's Remi Hoodie Sweatshirt

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Puma Women's Carina Sneakers

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Ant Expedition Small Quilted Crossbody Bag

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

The Drop Women's Blake Long Blazer

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Pavoi Lightweight Gold Hoop Earrings

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

CRZ Yoga Women's High-Waist Leggings

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Anrabess Women's Oversized Turtleneck

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Made for You T-Shirt

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

BTFBM Women's Wrap Midi Dress

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Goodthreads Women's Relaxed Teddy Coat

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Circus by Sam Edelman Women's Giovanny Boot

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

The Drop Women's Simone High Waist Flare Jeans

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics

Amazon Essentials Women's Classic Poplin Shirt

I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics